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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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Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr. And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either.

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. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Introspection Late Night Partying. balcartes

Balcarres | Scottish Lute Recording Project

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The Balcarres Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres.

Jock the lairds brother Jean Mores way Mr. It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron on a course instrument. The Kings Gigue Mr. For old long syne Mr.

Balcarres lute manuscript

The Lass of Patie’s Mill Mr. Leslie, Balcarres Lute Book. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book.


Many pieces have the distinctive Scots pentatonic scale and a few have the syncopated “Scottish snap” rhythm, but others balcsrres French and Italian influences. 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.

Adieu to the Pleasures Mr.

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

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 Balcarres Lute Book. Facsimile. Edited by Matthew Spring.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Although the cover of the album, in a major ulte of editorial procedure, dates it to the seventeenth century, the booklet places it in the early eighteenth. The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not seeming to be in his face.

Beck’s lte Balcarres Lute Book. 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. Other tunes are attributed to Beck himself, to other apparently Scottish composers, or balcafres the French lutenists Mouton and Gallot ; the booklet also questions these attributions.


AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The first mystery, what she did when she boobed, is unfortunately not addressed in the booklet.

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. Streams Videos All Posts. Consider track 2, listed in the book as When she came in she boobed, mr McLaughlans way, by mister Beck. It is a collection of dances and tunes, often with a few variations.

The Balcarres Lute Book (Various)

Jock the lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr. Many of the titles consist of three parts. Becks way Balcarres Lute Book. When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Lesslie, Balcarres Lute Book. For the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably be most interesting. Jazz Latin New Age. My own dear Bopk, be kind to me Mr.