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O Sweet Woods - Irish And Scottish Airs / La Nef, Skye Consort

Dowland / Hall / White / Slattery
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 3012   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn DowlandNiel GowAlexander Munro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La NefSkye Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Scottish and Irish airs and instrumental pieces chosen for this sampler were selected from previous ATMA recordings by singers Meredith Hall, Matthew White, and Michael Slattery, along with ensembles La Nef and Skye Consort.

• The lyrics of traditional Scottish and Irish songs from the 17th and 18th centuries are closely related to the social life of the time, and several airs tell the stories of love between lads and lassies. Tenor Michael Slattery sings John Dowland’s songs with an Irish flavor, while soprano Meredith Hall and countertenor Matthew White perform Scottish music from the era of the famous Killiecrankie battle.

• Directed by Sylvain Bergeron and Matthew White respectively, the musicians of La
Read more Nef and the Skye Consort draw inspiration from both early and traditional music. They collaborate with musicians and artists from a wide range of disciplines, depending on the repertoire.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lumps o' Puddin / Jenny Nettles by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
2.
Leezie Lindsay by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
3.
Craigieburn Wood by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
4.
Say love if ever thou ditst find, D 58 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603; England 
5.
Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 2, Time stands still by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603; England 
6.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 10, O sweet woods, the delight of solitarinesse by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600 
7.
My Lady Hunsdons Puffe, P 54 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Notes: This selection also includes Kemp's Jig and Mistress Winter's Jump. 
8.
Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: M. Bucton his Galiard by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; England 
9.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 21, Away with these self-loving lads by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
10.
The Dewy Dells of Yarrow by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skye Consort
11.
Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
12.
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife by Niel Gow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Romantic 
13.
Matt Highland by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skye Consort
14.
Bonny Barbry by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
15.
Ye banks and braes by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
16.
Sonata on "Bonny Jean of Aberdeen" by Alexander Munro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Lumps o' Puddin - Jenny Nettles
Leezie Lindsay (arr. S. Dhager)
Craigieburn Wood
Book of Songs, Book 3: Say, Love, if ever thou didst find (arr. S. Dagher)
Book of Songs, Book 1: Away with these self-loving lads (arr. S. Bergeron)
The Dewy Dells of Yarrow
Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled (arr. S. Dhager)
Book of Songs, Book 2: O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness (arr. S. Bergeron)
Niel Gow's Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife - The Lowland of Holland
Matt Highland
Kemp's Jig - Mistress Winter's Jump - My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (arr. S. Bergeron)
Bonny Barbry (arr. S. Dhager)
Mr. Bucton's Galliard, H. 19 (arr. S. Dagher)
Book of Songs, Book 3: Time stands still (arr. S. Dagher)
Ye banks and braes
Sonata on Bonny Jean of Aberdeen: Allegro - Sarabanda - Corrente

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