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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Balcarres | Scottish Lute Recording Project

Becks way Balcarres Lute Book. Many pieces have the distinctive Scots pentatonic scale and a few have the syncopated “Scottish snap” rhythm, but others show French and Italian influences. It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron on a course instrument.

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. Streams Videos All Posts. Beck’s way Balcarres Lute Book. The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not seeming to be in his face.

Consider track 2, listed in the book as When she came in she boobed, mr McLaughlans way, by mister Beck. For old long syne Mr. The Scottish pieces have a delightful and moving simplicity; as Trisi puts it, the Balcarres boko in many cases “are more attractive and distinctive than the later, often highly artificial and self-consciously Scottish versions.


Balcarres lute manuscript

Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book. Leslie, Balcarres Lute Book. It is a collection of dances and tunes, often with a few variations. Jock the lairds brother Jean Mores way Mr. 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.

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.

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. The Lass of Patie’s Mill Mr. Pute origins of the music are not clearly attributed, and precisely in that lack of clarity lies one of the album’s points of interest.

For the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably balcares most boom. Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. It’s not clear who Mister Beck was, but he could have been a lute teacher in Edinburgh, and he likely arranged much of the music for lute. And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either. Jock the lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr.


Especially recommended for listeners interested in the relationship between oral and written traditions and between Scottish “folk” and “art” music, this recording ljte also appeal to the general run of lute lovers and of Scots music fans.

When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Adieu to the Pleasures Mr. The first mystery, balvarres she did when she boobed, is unfortunately not addressed in the booklet. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Lesslie, Balcarres Lute Book. The Balcarres Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres. The Kings Gigue Mr. My own dear Honey, be kind to me Mr. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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.