Check out Lute Music (The Balcarres Lute Book – A 17Th Century Scottish Manuscript) by Sylvain Bergeron on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s. Balcarres (c – ) – the most ‘professional’ of all the Scottish lute manuscripts, with over pieces, many with variations. Contains a magnificent setting. The Balcarres lute book. The Music of Scotland / Ceòl na h-Alba, volume 2, The Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen, An edition in 2 volumes, with.

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Especially recommended for listeners interested in the relationship between oral and written traditions and between Scottish “folk” and “art” music, this recording will also appeal to the general run of lute lovers and of Scots music fans.

Early Gaelic Harp Info: the Balcarres ms

Many of the titles consist of three parts. It is a collection of dances boom tunes, often with a few variations. Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr.

The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not bolk to be in his face. Lesslie, Balcarres Lute Book. Many pieces have the distinctive Scots pentatonic scale and a few have the syncopated “Scottish snap” rhythm, but others balcardes French and Italian influences.

Jazz Latin New Age. The Kings Gigue Mr. It’s not clear who Mister Beck was, but he could have been a lute teacher in Edinburgh, and he likely arranged much of the music for lute.

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When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Other tunes are attributed to Beck himself, to other apparently Scottish composers, or bbook the French lutenists Mouton bxlcarres Gallot ; the booklet also questions these attributions. Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book. The “mr McLaughlan” would then, in Spring ‘s reasoning, have been a player or singer from whom Beck heard the music, performing an existing tune in a characteristic way. Jock the lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr.

Bergeron has a lightly lyrical style that works especially well with the Scottish pieces, and the music is logically organized into short suites of from three to five pieces linked by musical considerations or simply the conceits of their titles.

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And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. My own dear Honey, be kind to me Mr. It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron on a course instrument.

Beck’s way Balcarres Lute Book.

For the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably be most interesting. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

The Balcarres Lute Book (Various)

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book. For old long syne Mr. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Becks way Balcarres Lute Book. The origins of the music are not clearly attributed, and precisely in that lack of clarity lies one of the album’s points of interest. Although the cover of the album, in a major failure of editorial procedure, dates it to the seventeenth century, the booklet places it in the early eighteenth.


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Balcarres lute manuscript

Consider track 2, listed in the book as When she came in she boobed, mr McLaughlans way, by mister Beck. The theory developed by historian Matthew Spring and summarized by Luisa Trisi holds that Scottish balcarrea of this period occupied a unique intermediate space between oral and written traditions. Adieu to the Pleasures Mr.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Jock the lairds brother Jean Mores way Mr. Introspection Late Night Partying.

The Lass of Patie’s Mill Mr. The Balcares Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres.

The Scottish pieces have a delightful and moving simplicity; as Trisi puts it, the Balcarres versions in many cases “are more attractive and distinctive than the later, often highly artificial and self-consciously Scottish versions. The first mystery, what she did when she boobed, balcarress unfortunately not addressed in the booklet. Streams Videos All Posts.