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Gut, Wind and Wire / The Baltimore Consort

Album Summary

>Playford, John : Scotch Cap (The English Dancing Master, 1651)
>Phalèse, Pierre : Gaillarde d'escosse (published by Pierre Phalèse, 16th cent.)
>Phalèse, Pierre : Laroque galliarde (Liber Primus Leviorum Carminum, 1571)
>Phalèse, Pierre : Alemande de Liège
>Traditional, Scottish : Doun in yon bank
>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : The Canaries, for lute
>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : Canaries, for lute
>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
>Anonymous, English : The Beggar Boy (from John Playford's English Dancing Master)
>Playford, John : Jon come kisse me now (Musick's Delight on the Cithren, 1666)
>Praetorious, Michael : Branle double
>Praetorious, Michael : Branle de Montirande
>Praetorious, Michael : Terpsichore
>Traditional, Scottish : Lady Cassilles Lilt, traditional melody (a.k.a. Johnny Faa the Gypsy Laddie)
>Traditional, Scottish : The Chanter's Song
>Traditional, Irish : O'Keefe's Slide, traditional melody
>Traditional, Irish : Sixpenny Money, traditional melody
>Traditional, Irish : Tenpenny Bit
>Traditional, Irish : Clare Jig, traditional melody
>McFarlane, Ronn [Lute] : Sycamore, for lute, flute & bass
>McFarlane, Ronn [Lute] : Indigo Road, for lute
>Byrd, William : My Lord of Oxenford's Mask (From Thomas Morley's "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
>Anonymous, Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book : The Queen's Treble, for lute
>Negri, Cesare : Bianco fiore (from Le gratie d'amore)
>Negri, Cesare : La Catena d'amore (from Le gratie d'amore)
>Vecchi, Orazio : So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo, aria for 4 voices
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Joyne Hands, for consort of instruments (from "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
>Anonymous, English : Paven, for 4 parts (from Thomas Wode's Partbooks)
>Anonymous, Dublin Virginal Book : Work(s)
>Johnson, John : Green Garters
>Oswald, James : Pentland Hills, for ensemble
>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : Whip my toudie, for lute
>Anonymous, Scottish : Remember me at evening (Skene Mandora MS)
>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : A Scots Tune, for lute
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Notes & Reviews:

Fascinated by the broad range of timbral possibilities, Renaissance musicians developed a wide variety of instrumental colors, ranging from the 'vocal imitation' of the bowed strings to the bird-like piping of the high winds, the twang of the wire-strung cittern and the buzz of the crumhorns. In true English 'broken consort' style, the Baltimore Consort, one of America's most popular early-music ensembles, mixes instruments from different families and exploits the diverse sound colors offered by gut-strung and wire-strung string instruments, transverse and end-blown recorders, flutes and capped reeds and percussion.



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>Playford, John : Scotch Cap (The English Dancing Master, 1651)
  • Performer: Edwin George (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Phalèse, Pierre : Gaillarde d'escosse (published by Pierre Phalèse, 16th cent.)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Phalèse, Pierre : Laroque galliarde (Liber Primus Leviorum Carminum, 1571)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Phalèse, Pierre : Alemande de Liège
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Scottish : Doun in yon bank
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.

>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : The Canaries, for lute
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort

>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : Canaries, for lute
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1627

>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, English : The Beggar Boy (from John Playford's English Dancing Master)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.

>Playford, John : Jon come kisse me now (Musick's Delight on the Cithren, 1666)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorious, Michael : Branle double
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorious, Michael : Branle de Montirande
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorious, Michael : Terpsichore
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Scottish : Lady Cassilles Lilt, traditional melody (a.k.a. Johnny Faa the Gypsy Laddie)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : The Chanter's Song
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Irish : O'Keefe's Slide, traditional melody
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Irish : Sixpenny Money, traditional melody
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Irish : Tenpenny Bit
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Irish : Clare Jig, traditional melody
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>McFarlane, Ronn [Lute] : Sycamore, for lute, flute & bass
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McFarlane, Ronn [Lute] : Indigo Road, for lute
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Byrd, William : My Lord of Oxenford's Mask (From Thomas Morley's "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
  • Performer: William Simms (Bandora)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1590.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Anonymous, Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book : The Queen's Treble, for lute
  • Performer: William Simms (Bandora)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.

>Negri, Cesare : Bianco fiore (from Le gratie d'amore)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Negri, Cesare : La Catena d'amore (from Le gratie d'amore)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Vecchi, Orazio : So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo, aria for 4 voices
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Joyne Hands, for consort of instruments (from "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
  • Performer: William Simms (Bandora)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1599

>Anonymous, English : Paven, for 4 parts (from Thomas Wode's Partbooks)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Written: by 1592

>Anonymous, Dublin Virginal Book : Work(s) :: Unspecified Galliard
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.

>Johnson, John : Green Garters
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Oswald, James : Pentland Hills, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : Whip my toudie, for lute
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, Scottish : Remember me at evening (Skene Mandora MS)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.

>Anonymous, Straloch Lute Book : A Scots Tune, for lute
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance