David Tayler | In a Garden so Green: Lute Music of Scotland

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In a Garden so Green: Lute Music of Scotland

by David Tayler

A collection of seventeenth-century Scottish lute music, arranged for the archlute by David Tayler, with graces in the style of the time--many of these tunes became the fiddle tunes which are still played today.
Genre: Classical: Early Music
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1. Canaries
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2. A New Scots Measure
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3. Greensleeves
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4. In a Garden so Green
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5. A Scots Tune
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6. The Scottish Huntsup
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7. Ane Scottis Dance
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8. The Flowers of the Forest
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9. Fy Gar Rub Her O'er Wi' Strae
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10. Joy to the Person
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11. The Last Time I Came Over the Moor
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12. Mal Symes
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13. The Old Man
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14. Ostende
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15. Rowallan Alman
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16. Whip My Taudie
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17. The Gypsies Lilt
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18. Wo Betyd Thy Wearie Bodie
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19. I Never Knew I Loved Thee
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20. Volt
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21. Branle de poictou
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22. It Is a Wonder to See
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Album Notes
In a Garden so Green Music of Scotland
David Tayler, archlute
Forty years ago, on a warm fall afternoon in the music library of Columbia University, I transcribed a beautiful lute solo from a microfilm of the Jane Pickering lute book. Jane’s book, now 400 years old, contains some of the best English music written for the lute, but this particular piece was from Scotland, and it was music that I had not even imagined could exist: full of spirited dance rhythms, unusual harmonies and angular, asymmetrical tunes. At the time, I wished for more of these amazing pieces—enough for a concert of Scottish music, or a recording. In the intervening years, many fine musicians and musicologists found more music, and recorded this repertory, so that Scottish music became an established part of the Early Music repertory.

More than sixty different manuscripts and prints were consulted in preparation for this recording, and these sources reflect the confluence of international styles in vogue in Scotland in the 17th century. I hope that you will enjoy this music as much as I have.
—David Tayler, Ph.D.
Recorded in El Cerrito, California, June, 2014
Producer: Hanneke van Proosdij; Engineer: David Tayler
Digital Editing and Mastering: David Tayler; archlute: Andreas von Holst
Microphones: Schoeps & Sennheiser; Temperament: meantone
Special thanks to Lucy Cross, Heike Fischer, Jim Washburn & Andreas von Holst
Cover art: Eilean Donan Castle, photo by David Iliff; license: CC-BY-SA 3.0
Album Design: David Tayler



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