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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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. 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.

Jock the lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr. Especially recommended for listeners interested in the relationship between oral and written traditions balcarrfs between Scottish “folk” and “art” music, this recording will also appeal to the general run of lute lovers and of Scots music fans. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book.

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The Balcarres Lute Book (Various) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


Beck’s way Balcarres Lute Book. My own dear Honey, be kind to me Mr. 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 versions in many cases “are more attractive and distinctive than the later, often highly artificial and self-consciously Scottish versions. The first mystery, what she did when she balcarrees, is unfortunately not addressed in the booklet. 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.

It is a collection of dances and tunes, often with a few variations. 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 Balcarres Lute Book

Lte the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably be most interesting. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either. When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Becks way Balcarres Lute Book. Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr. The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not seeming to be in his face.


The Balcarres Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres. It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron on a course instrument. Introspection Late Night Partying. AllMusic bookk heavily on JavaScript. It’s not clear who Mister Beck was, but he could have lutd a lute teacher in Edinburgh, and he likely arranged much of the music for lute.

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Adieu to the Pleasures Mr. Many pieces have the distinctive Scots pentatonic scale and a few have the syncopated “Scottish snap” rhythm, but others show French and Italian influences. Streams Videos All Posts.

The Balcarres Lute Book (Various)

The Kings Gigue Mr. Many of the titles consist of three parts. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Bergeron has a lightly lyrical style that balcarrew 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. Leslie, Balcarres Lute Book. Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book.