The Rose

The Rose

by Mediæval Bæbes


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The Rose

The Medieaval Baebes pay about as much attention to historical authenticity as do the makers of Xena: Warrior Princess. Anonymous 4 they're not, but still, they sing with relish, and in doing so make some very old songs sound fresh. They also sing their own compositions, and to their credit, it's sometimes difficult to tell which is which. The arrangements borrow from alt-pop and new age, though the tabor-like drumbeats evoke the mead hall. There is a pleasing variety here, too, from the mesmerizing "Slay Me Suddenly" (sung a cappella) to the exquisitely ornate "Laude Novella" to the lusty "Dringo Bell." If you've enjoyed the Baebes' three previous discs, you'll certainly like this one. If you've never experienced their music making, this is a good place to start.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2002
Label: Nettwerk Records
UPC: 0067003025621
catalogNumber: 30256
Rank: 84236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mediæval Bæbes   Primary Artist
Dorothy Carter   Dulcimer,Autoharp,Recorder,Vocals,Zither,Hurdy-Gurdy
Nick Marsh   Acoustic Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
David Daniels [cello]   Violin,Cello
Trevor Sharpe   Percussion
Matt Fisher   Choir, Chorus
Teresa Casella   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Carmen Schneider   Vocals,Band
Rachel Van Asch   Vocals
Ruth Galloway   Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Recorder,Zither,Chant
Christian Hayes   Electric Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Audrey Evans   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Marie Findley   Band,Group Member
Claire Ravel   Band,Group Member
Cylindra Sapphire   Keyboards,Group Member
Pike Galloway   Choir, Chorus
Mike Servant   Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards
Hear No Evil   Overdubs
Katherine Blake   Violin,Autoharp,Glockenspiel,Harmonium,Keyboards,Recorder,Vocals,Zither,Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Daniel Johnston   translation
Dorothy Carter   Arranger
Nick Harris & The Soundbarriers   String Arrangements
Trevor Sharpe   Percussion Arrangement
Toby Wood   Producer,Engineer
Teresa Casella   Arranger
Rachel Van Asch   Arranger
Ruth Galloway   Arranger
Audrey Evans   Arranger
Cylindra Sapphire   Contributor
Vania Zouravliov   Drawing
Marika Gauci   Assistant Photographer
Katherine Blake   Arranger,Composer,Director,String Arrangements

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The Rose 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous_me More than 1 year ago
Mediaeval Baebes are a rare group that takes music and poems over looked and forgotten by time in to a new medium. Beautiful and catchy the Harmony is a trip back in time and around the world. From Tudor England, France, Russia and Spain. Mediaeval Baebes is a fresh take to those looking to branch from Enya or the pure mood cd's, these girls are worth a listen. And The Rose there greatest album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With each new release, Katherine Blake and her sisters-in-song add more depth, mystery and fun to their sound. In ¿The Rose¿, as in its predecessor ¿Undrentide¿, the Baebes have taken turns as composer, arranger and lead vocalist. The result is a wonderfully varied and creative recording. This time they branch off in some new directions, including Eastern European dissonant singing in ¿Razreesh¿, folksy-country balladeering in ¿The Woods and Rivers Are Silent¿, and the addition of guest male vocalists (the ¿Mediaeval Blokes¿) on the earthy ¿Dringo Bell¿. If you think you know this group¿s sound, think again, and don¿t miss this CD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago