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Jane Austen's Songbook / Baird, Et Al


Release Date: 12/28/2004 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 722   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousCharles DibdinWilliam ShieldStephen Storace,   ... 
Performer:  Laura H. HeimesKaren FlintAnthony BouttéMartin Davids,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A must for Jane Austen fans.

Julianne Baird writes: “Music and the social status it expressed was an integral part of Jane Austen's life. Her novels are replete with details of domestic musical activities. Accounts of public concerts and private balls as well as music programs with hired musicians fill her letters. A dedicated amateur herself, Austen ordinarily played at the pianoforte at least an hour a day before breakfast from the 8-book music collection now preserved in her home at Chawton. For nieces and nephews she practiced 'country dances,' a number of which appear in her collections. Austen painstakingly copied and bound music that especially interested her. Two books are in her own hand - one of piano pieces
Read more and the other (Book III), of vocal music, recorded here in its entirety. Some pieces contain her own suggestions for ornamentation. Prominent themes are naval affairs, country life, drinking songs, love, Turkish and Moorish motifs, female character pieces, and the French Revolution. The novels of Jane Austen reveal her as a keen observer of early 19th century English society. Now, through her Songbook, she herself springs to life: her special likes and dislikes, her boisterous sense of humor, her passions, the way she amused herself and what she was like relaxing with her family and friends.” This is a very special album indeed.
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Works on This Recording

1. 'Tis in vain, Alcanzor by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor),
Martin Davids (Violin)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. William by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Julianne Baird (Soprano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3. Nancy by Anonymous
Performer:  Martin Davids (Violin), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. The Irishman by Anonymous
Performer:  Colin St. Martin (Flute), Anthony Boutté (Tenor), Karen Flint (Piano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5. Joys of the country by Charles Dibdin
Performer:  Anthony Boutté (Tenor), Martin Davids (Violin), Karen Flint (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6. Go, and on my truth by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Julianne Baird (Soprano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. Plus ne veux jamais by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Martin Davids (Violin), Colin St. Martin (Flute),
Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8. Her hair is like a golden clue by William Shield
Performer:  Martin Davids (Violin), Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor),
Colin St. Martin (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9. Sweet transports by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Martin Davids (Violin), Julianne Baird (Soprano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10. Ballets de Caravane: Air by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11. Of Plighted Faith by Stephen Storace
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12. The soldier's adieu by Charles Dibdin
Performer:  Anthony Boutté (Tenor), Colin St. Martin (Flute), Karen Flint (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13. Je croyis ma belle by Anonymous
Performer:  Colin St. Martin (Flute), Karen Flint (Piano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14. Sous un berceau by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15. From night till morn by William Shield
Performer:  Colin St. Martin (Flute), Martin Davids (Violin), Karen Flint (Piano),
Edward Mauger (Tenor), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16. FIlles Charmantes by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
17. Catch, Joan said to John by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Julianne Baird (Soprano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18. La Danse by André Modeste Grétry
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Sweet Phillida by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Davids (Violin), Karen Flint (Piano), Julianne Baird (Soprano),
Colin St. Martin (Flute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
20. Chanson Béarnoise by Anonymous
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21. Thy Fatal Shafts by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Martin Davids (Violin)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22. The lucky escape by Charles Dibdin
Performer:  Colin St. Martin (Flute), Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
23. Think your tawny moor by Samuel Arnold
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
24. The Wedding day by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Martin Davids (Violin)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25. Marseilles March by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26. Arietta Veneziano by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
27. Somebody by Anonymous
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
28. Heaving of the lead by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
29. Captivity by Stephen Storace
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Martin Davids (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
30. Queen Mary's lamentation by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano), Martin Davids (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
31. The Poor little gypsy by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Martin Davids (Violin)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
32. When the hollow Drum by Samuel Arnold
Performer:  Martin Davids (Violin), Karen Flint (Piano), Anthony Boutté (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
33. Faint and Wearily by Samuel Arnold
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Julianne Baird (Soprano),
Martin Davids (Violin)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
34. Collin's Ode by Anonymous
Performer:  Laura H. Heimes (Soprano), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano),
John Ostendorf (Baritone)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
35. Begone Dull Care by Anonymous
Performer:  Karen Flint (Piano), Julianne Baird (Soprano), Laura H. Heimes (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
36. Mansion of peace by Webbe, Samuel, Jr.
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1790; England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
37. The Match Girl by Anonymous
Performer:  Julianne Baird (Soprano), Karen Flint (Piano)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Christ Church, Greenville, DE 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Sound Samples

'Tis in Vain
William
Oh Nancy
The Irishman
The Wags: The Joys of the Country
Go, And On My Truth Relying
Plus ne veux jamais
Her Hair is Like
Sweet Transports
Airs de Ballets de la Caravane
The Siege of Belgrade: Of Plighted Faith So Truly Kept
The Wags: The Soldier's Adieu
Je croyais ma belle
Sous un Berceau
From Night till Morn
Filles Charmantes
Catch, Joan said to John
Richard Coeur-de-lion: La Danse
My Phillida
Chanson Bearnoise
Thy Fatal Shafts
The Lucky Escape
The Mountaineers, Op. 34: Think your tawny Moor
The Wedding Day
La Marseillaise
Arietta Veneziano
Somebody
The Heaving of the Lead
Captivity
Queen Mary's Lamentation
The Poor little Gypsy
The Mountaineers, Op. 34: When the hollow Drum
The Mountaineers, Op. 34: Faint and Wearily
Collin's Ode
Begone, dull care
The Mansion of Peace
The Match Girl

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