On the Banks of Helicon: Early Music of Scotland

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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: 12/1/1992
  • Label: Dorian Recordings
  • UPC: 053479013927
  • Catalog Number: 90139

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, Viol, Bass Viol, Cittern
Larry Lipkis Viola Da Gamba, Viol, 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, Text
David H. Walters Engineer
Alexander Montgomerie Text
Marie-Noelle Maillard Liner Note Translation
Clement Marot Text
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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    Exquisite and better with each playing. Voices and instruments

    Exquisite and better with each playing. Voices and instruments are wonderful.

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