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Gut, Wind And Wire / The Baltimore Consort


Release Date: 11/13/2007 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90601   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalPierre PhalèseJohn PlayfordAnonymous,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you were a Baltimore Consort fan during the ensemble's long run of recordings for Dorian during the 1980s and '90s, you will recognize many of the tracks offered in this new compilation, drawn from such discs as On the Banks of Helicon, A Trip to Killburn, and Tunes from the Attic. But now that the Dorian label has returned to life, its proprietors are not just simply reissuing the catalog but are making new recordings as well--and among this disc's 36 tracks are two from lutenist/composer Ronn McFarlane's brand new CD, Indigo Road, along with 11 other "new, unreleased" selections, all of which feature Mindy Rosenfeld, a founding member of the Consort whose flute and fife playing is a
Read more highlight of the disc. The ensemble's popular longtime, now former flutist Chris Norman is also present, but his contributions--16 tracks--are all from earlier, albeit uniformly excellent recordings.

As the disc's title makes clear, the intent of the program is to highlight the Baltimore Consort's array of colorful period instruments--viols, fiddle, rebec, cittern, recorder, crumhorn, lute, bagpipe, bandora--and the virtuosos who play them. And that's certainly what we get--a virtual celebration of this world-class ensemble's extraordinarily stylish, spirited, and very well researched explorations of the traditional music of countries such as England, Scotland, Italy, Germany, and France, which always were presented in well-chosen, entertaining programs.

Add this one to that list, with special mention going to the elegant Praetorius "Terpsichore" dances, the gritty, lusty Scottish air "Whip my Toudie" (yes, that's really the title), the plaintive "Doun in yon bank" and "Johnny Faa" (two more Scots tunes), Morley's lively "Joyne Hands", and to the two compositions by Ronn McFarlane--Sycamore and Indigo Road--whose infectious rhythms and big-voiced lute sound command attention and whet our appetite for more of McFarlane's work. In all, this very well-recorded collection is an excellent sampling of the tunes, artful arrangements, and expert, entertaining playing style that has pleased audiences for more than a quarter-century--an easy recommendation!

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gaillarde d'escosse by Pierre Phalèse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
2.
The English Dancing Master: Scotch Cap by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
3.
Doun in yon bank by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
4.
Canaries by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Scotland 
5.
Alemande de Liège by Pierre Phalèse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
6.
Danserye: Rocque Galliarde by Pierre Phalèse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
7.
The English Dancing Master: All in a Garden Green by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
8.
The English Dancing Master: Parsons farewell by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
9.
The English Dancing Master: Beggar boy by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
10.
Bransle double by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
11.
Terpsichore: no 15, Bransle de la torche by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
12.
The English Dancing Master: Newcastle by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
13.
John com Kisse me now by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
14.
Terpsichore: Bransle de Montirande by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
15.
The Chanter's Song by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Written: Ireland 
16.
Lady Cassilles Lilt by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
17.
My Lord of Oxenford's Maske by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
18.
The Queen's Treble by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1600 
19.
Sycamore by Ronn McFarlane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: 20th Century 
20.
Indigo Road by Ronn McFarlane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: 20th Century 
21.
A Scots tune by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Scotland 
22.
Whip my toudie by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Scotland 
23.
Pentland Hills by James Oswald
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Scotland 
24.
Green garters by John Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
25.
Galliarde by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
26.
Pavane by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
27.
Joyne hands by Thomas Morley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
28.
Le gratie d'amore: Ballo del fiore by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
29.
Le gratie d'amore: La catena d'amore by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
30.
So ben, mi Ch'a bon tempo by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
31.
O'Keefe's Slide by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
32.
Tenpenny Bit by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort

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