Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, François Lazarevitch
Robert Getchell, tenor
01 Saw na ye my Peggie
02 MacCrimmon's Lament
03 Johnnie Cope - Laughlan's lilt
04 Princess Royal - For ever Fortune
05 Mrs Judge
06 John Anderson My Jo
07 Kennet's Dream
08 Etrick Banks
09 The Fyket - Miss Bisset Logierait's reel - Was ye at the Bridal - The Cadgers of the Cannongate
10 Benney side
11 Pearlin Peggie's Bonny
12 The Gwin gad Albor
13 Adew Dundee
14 For our lang biding here
15 Joy gae wi' my love - The Flaughter Spade - Patrick McDonald's Jig
16 Loch-Erroch Side
17 The Flower of Edinburgh - Lady Mary Hay's Scotch Measure
19 Muirland Willie
20 Moc Donogh's lamentation
21 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 Strae
One of the most fascinating aspects of Scottish music in the eighteenth century is the extent to which traditional and classical music interacted. And by the early nineteenth century, Scottish songs had become popular in Europe too, and were being arranged by composers such as Haydn and Beethoven.
The performances on this CD honour that lively and sensitive interaction which, perhaps uniquely, gives expression to an ideal of social and artistic cohesion.
This new recording is a fine addition to Alpha's Chants de la Terre series, devoted to pieces stemming from oral tradition that have had a considerable impact on the written repertoire and continue to enchant the ear.
Lively dances, played with joyful energy, exquisite Scottish airs, beautifully sung by the tenor Robert Getchell...
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, led by Français Lazarevitch, take us once again into fascinating regions inhabited by grace and pure delight.