On the Banks of Helicon: Early Music of Scotland

On the Banks of Helicon: Early Music of Scotland

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by Baltimore Consort
     
 

The Baltimore Consort has made three albums of early music from the British Isles; this one, which demonstrates the connections between traditional Celtic music and the art music of late Renaissance and early Baroque Scotland, is perhaps the best. The program is, by turns, a joyful romp and a sweet lament, a combination of earthySee more details below

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The Baltimore Consort has made three albums of early music from the British Isles; this one, which demonstrates the connections between traditional Celtic music and the art music of late Renaissance and early Baroque Scotland, is perhaps the best. The program is, by turns, a joyful romp and a sweet lament, a combination of earthy ballads and elegant parlor dance tunes. Singer Custer LaRue is a delight as always, and here manages a pretty fair Scots burr, but guest artist Edwin George's performances on period bagpipes are especially noteworthy (particularly on the affecting rendition of "Over the Hills and Far Away" that opens the album). Flutist Chris Norman is also a central attraction -- his equal facility with folk and classical idioms has always been a special hallmark of his playing, and that skill is utilized perfectly on this program. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1992
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479013927

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Tracks

  1. Over the Hills  -  Baltimore Consort
  2. Kathryn Oggie, variations for fiddle  -  Baltimore Consort
  3. In a Garden So Green  -  Baltimore Consort
  4. My heartly service (The Pleugh Song)  -  Baltimore Consort
  5. Scotch Cap (The English Dancing Master, 1651)  -  Baltimore Consort
  6. Flowers of the Forest  -  Baltimore Consort
  7. Kilt thy coat, Magge  -  Baltimore Consort
  8. Canareis  -  Baltimore Consort
  9. I Will Not Go to Bed Till I Suld Die  -  Baltimore Consort
  10. Jockey Loves His Moggy Dearly  -  Baltimore Consort
  11. Our Father God Celestial  -  Baltimore Consort
  12. Come My Children Dere  -  Baltimore Consort
  13. Bankis of Helicon  -  Baltimore Consort
  14. Prince Edward's Paven  -  Baltimore Consort
  15. Lyk as the Dum Solsequium  -  Baltimore Consort
  16. Scots Marche  -  Baltimore Consort
  17. Support your servant  -  Baltimore Consort
  18. My Lord of March Paven  -  Baltimore Consort
  19. O Lustie May  -  Baltimore Consort
  20. Doun in Yon Bank  -  Baltimore Consort
  21. Branle d'Ecosse  -  Baltimore Consort
  22. Joy to the Person of My Love  -  Baltimore Consort

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Baltimore Consort   Primary Artist,Ensemble
Howard Bass   Bandora
Alice Kosloski   Alto,Alto (Vocal),Guest Appearance
Mary Anne Ballard   Fiddle,Drums,Viol,Bass Viol,Treble Viol,Tenor Gamba,Tenor Violin
Ronn McFarlane   Lute
Mark Cudek   Viola Da Gamba,Bass Viol,Cittern
Larry Lipkis   Viola Da Gamba,Bass Viol,Tenor Violin
Custer LaRue   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Edwin George   Bagpipes,Recorder
Chris Norman   Flute
Edwin George   Bagpipes,Recorder

Technical Credits

R. Brown   Arranger
Craig D. Dory   Engineer
Brian C. Peters   Engineer
Mary Anne Ballard   Liner Notes
Ronn McFarlane   Producer
David H. Walters   Engineer
Douglas Brown   Producer,Engineer
Brian M. Levine   Executive Producer
Michael P. Chrisner   Graphic Design
Silvia Wilson   translation,Liner Note Translation
Traditional   Composer
David Allan   Paintings,Cover Art,Cover Painting
James Steill   Text Translation
David H. Walters   Engineer
Alexander Montgomerie   Text
Marie-Noelle Maillard   Liner Note Translation
Clement Marot   Text

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