For ever Fortune

Scottish Music in the 18th Century

Description

Eighteenth-century Scottish music is fascinating in its intermingling of traditional and “classical” styles. 

Scotland imported Italian music, particularly that of Corelli, and it was adopted by composers and performers such as William McGibbon, James Oswald, Robert McIntosh, and many others. But all of them without exception continued to use the themes of traditional Scottish music, while adapting them to the forms and harmonies of Rococo style. Thus they created music that has a truly unique charm, a delightful combination of ancient modality and Baroque harmony.

Bringing together dance tunes, songs, and airs with variations, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien present here a very unusual programme, in which the poetry of early instruments is combined with the energy of the traditional phrasing.

6 or 7 musicians : 1 tenor and 5 – 6 instrumentalists
Soloists
Robert Getchell or Nick Scott : tenor
François Lazarevitch : flutes/smallpipes & direction
Formation
violin, viola da gamba, theorbo/cittern, triple harp

Production
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Programme

Instrumental suite : Wally as the Marquess Ran (Variations, Strathspey et reels, XVIIIe s.)

Saw na ye my Peggie song (William Thomson 1733)

Princess Royal (Niel Gow 1727-1807) –For ever Fortune (song, William Thomson 1733)

Mrs Judge (Turlough O’Carolan 1670-1738) – John Anderson My Jo (song, Daniel Wright 1731)

Song (march) : Loch-Erroch Side
Reels (violin solo) : Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure (Nathaniel Gow 1763-1831) –The Flower of Edinburgh (James Oswald 1710-1769)

Song : Ettrick Banks (song, William Thomson 1733)

Reels (flute solo) : The Fyket (Niel Gow) – Miss Bisset Logierait’s reel (Malcolm Mcdonald 1788) – Was ye at the Bridal (James Oswald) – The Cadgers of the Cannongate (Niel Gow)

Instrumental suite :
Benney Side (James Oswald)
Pearlin Peggie’s Bonny (William Christie 1820)
The Gum ga’d Aber (Gairdyn manuscript, vers 1710)
Adew Dundee (Skene manuscript, vers 1620)

Song : For our lang biding here (William Thomson 1733)
Jigs : Joy gae wi’ my love – The Flaughter Spade – Patrick McDonald’s Jig

Song : Lochaber (William Thomson)

Song (jig) : Muirland Willie (William Thomson)

Moc Donogh’s lamentation (Turlough O’Carolan)

Strathspey suite & reels : The Wawking of the faulds (William Thomson) – I wish I wou’d marry me – An Caora crom – Ratha fair – Haud the lass till I come at her – Clean Peas Strae (Niel Gow)



For ever fortune

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Alpha productions • Alpha 531 • ISBN 3760014195310 • 1 CD • 1 h 06

  1. Saw na ye my Peggie (3:01)
  2. Johnnie Cope – Laughlan’s lilt (3:25)
  3. MacCrimmon’s Lament (2:34)
  4. Princess Royal – For ever Fortune (3:59)
  5. Mrs Judge (1:51)
  6. John Anderson My Jo (3:16)
  7. Kennet’s Dream (3:46)
  8. Etrick Banks (3:42)
  9. The Fyket – Miss Bisset Logierait’s reel – Was ye at the Bridal – The Cadgers of the Cannongate (2:40)
  10. Benney side (2:51)
  11. Pearlin Peggie’s Bonny (2:25)
  12. The Gwin gad Albor (2:00)
  13. Adew Dundee (2:32)
  14. For our lang biding here – Joy gæ wi my love – The Flaughter Spade – Patrick McDonald’s Jig
  15. Loch-Erroch Side (1:54)
  16. The Flower of Edinburgh – Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure (3:01)
  17. Lochaber (4:43)
  18. Muirland Willie (3:46)
  19. Moc Donogh’s lamentation (4:11)
  20. The Wawking of the faulds – I wish I wou’d marry me – An Caora crom – Ratha fair – Haud the lass till I come at her – Clean Peas Stræ (5:32)

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