Check out Lute Music (The Balcarres Lute Book – A 17Th Century Scottish Manuscript) by Sylvain Bergeron on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s. Balcarres (c – ) – the most ‘professional’ of all the Scottish lute manuscripts, with over pieces, many with variations. Contains a magnificent setting. The Balcarres lute book. The Music of Scotland / Ceòl na h-Alba, volume 2, The Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen, An edition in 2 volumes, with.

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Jock balcarrss lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr. For the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably be most interesting. It’s not clear who Mister Beck was, but he could have been a lute teacher in Edinburgh, and he likely arranged much of balcarrs music for lute. Especially recommended for listeners interested in the relationship between oral and written traditions and between Scottish “folk” and “art” music, this recording will balcqrres appeal to the general run of lute lovers and of Scots music fans.

The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not seeming to be in his face. Although the cover of the album, in a major failure of editorial procedure, dates it to the seventeenth century, the booklet places it in the early eighteenth.

Lesslie, Balcarres Lute Book.


My own dear Honey, be kind to me Mr. Introspection Late Night Partying. The origins of the music are not clearly attributed, and precisely in that lack of clarity lies one of the album’s points of interest.

Many pieces have the distinctive Scots pentatonic scale and a few have the syncopated “Scottish snap” rhythm, but others show French and Italian influences. When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Consider track 2, listed in the book as When she came in she boobed, mr McLaughlans way, by mister Beck. Leslie, Balcarres Lute Book. The first mystery, what she did when she boobed, is unfortunately not addressed in the booklet. The Kings Gigue Mr. Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr.

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Balcarres lute manuscript

Becks way Balcarres Lute Book. Many of the titles consist of three parts. Beck’s way Balcarres Lute Book. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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The Balcarres Lute Book. Facsimile. Edited by Matthew Spring.

Beck, Balcarres Lute Book. For old long syne Mr. Jazz Latin Bacarres Age. Other tunes are attributed to Beck himself, to other apparently Scottish composers, or to the French lutenists Mouton and Gallot ; the booklet also questions these attributions. Jock the lairds brother Jean Mores way Mr. The Balcarres Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres.


The “mr McLaughlan” would then, in Spring ‘s reasoning, have been a player or singer from whom Beck heard the music, performing an existing tune in a characteristic way. The Lass of Patie’s Mill Mr. It is a collection of dances and tunes, often with a few variations. The Scottish pieces have a delightful and moving simplicity; as Trisi puts it, the Balcarres versions in many cases “are more attractive and distinctive than the later, often highly artificial and self-consciously Scottish versions.

And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either. Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book. The theory developed by historian Matthew Spring and summarized by Luisa Trisi holds that Scottish music of this period occupied a unique intermediate space between oral and written traditions.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Bergeron has a lightly lyrical style that works especially well with the Scottish pieces, and the music is logically organized into short suites of from three to five pieces linked by musical considerations or simply the conceits of their titles. It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron on a course instrument.