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Tullochgorum: Haydn - Scottish Songs / Art, The Poker Club Band


Release Date: 01/03/2020 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2471  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnJohn EloüisFrançois de FossaNiel Gow
Performer:  Masako ArtEdin Karamazov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between 1791 and 1804, Joseph Haydn arranged some 400 traditional songs for publishers in Scotland and England. Almost all of the songs were Scottish and the most common setting was for voice and piano trio. There have been numerous recordings and performances of the arrangements by these forces, but on this disc The Poker Club Band offer their listeners something quite different. Taking its name from one of the Edinburgh clubs at the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment, the ensemble consists of four early music specialists and a traditional singer. They have retained Haydn’s violin and cello, but the keyboard part has been adapted for harp and guitar following indications that the harp was commonly used for contemporary performances of Read more Scottish traditional repertoire. The Gaelic singer James Graham, with his idiomatic Scottish timbre, and the period instruments – of which Masako Art’s single-action pedal harp from 1809 is known to have been in Scotland around the time – brings us that much closer to what a performance in an Edinburgh salon might have sounded like around 1800. The songs themselves range from the cautionary tale of a girl who married for love and now is doomed to a life of hard and dirty work on her husband’s farm (The Mucking of Geordie’s Byer) to love songs such as Oran Gaoil, with a text by Robert Burns. Providing variety, some instrumental 18th century arrangements of Haydn originals are included while the album ends with the well-known atmospheric Lament by the Scottish fiddler Niel Gow. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 17, I had a horse by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
2.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 192, Auld Rob Morris by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Prelude in C Minor by John Eloüis
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
4.
Roxolane d'Haydn by John Eloüis
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
5.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 51, The mucking of Geordie's byer by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
6.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 260, The sillier crown by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
7.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 28bis, Up in the morning early by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
8.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 229, Deil tak the wars by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Grand Duos (3) for 2 Guitars (based on the works of Haydn) by François de Fossa
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp), Edin Karamazov (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
Notes: arr. Masako Art for guitar and harp 
10.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 81bis, McGrigor of Rora's lament by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
11.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 143bis, Morag by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Austria 
12.
Prelude in G Major by John Eloüis
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
13.
Romance de Haydn by John Eloüis
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
14.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 83, Lizae Baillie by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
15.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 228, Oran gaoil by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Austria 
16.
Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 270, Tullochgorum by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
17.
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife by Niel Gow
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Poker Club Band
Period: Romantic 
Notes: arr. for violin and harp 

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