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
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.
Works on This Recording
My Lady Hunsdons Puffe, P 54 by John Dowland
Notes: This selection also includes Kemp's Jig and Mistress Winter's Jump.
Lumps o' Puddin - Jenny Nettles
Leezie Lindsay (arr. S. Dhager)
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)
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
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)
Sonata on Bonny Jean of Aberdeen: Allegro - Sarabanda - Corrente
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