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From the Edge of the World

by Ensemble Galilei

Celtic traditional music, early music, and some of our own tunes, played on harp, fiddle, viola da gamba, recorders, and percussion. The music is from our multi-media show, " Stories from the Edge of the World."
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1. Caledonia Mud Pike/Scottish Bransles/Squall Over Lachan/Trip to
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2. Suki's Waltz
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3. The Fair Child
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4. Vals Fran Jamtland/Jamtland Expressen/Ecklundepolska #1
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5. Pavane
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6. Var Det Du
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7. Lachrymae
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8. Liane's Ocean
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9. The Duchess of Bedford
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10. Innsbruck
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11. Recercada Segonda Sobre La Misma Cancion
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12. Recercada Segunda
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13. Crossing Baffin Bay
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14. Lamento de Tristan and Rotta
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15. Grace Harwar
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16. Adagio from Bb Major Trio Sonata
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17. Lament for Terence MacDonald/#62/Julia Delaney
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Album Notes
Journeys take all forms. Two years ago we began a journey to develop a show with the National Geographic Society’s blessing and support, called “ First Person- Stories From the Edge of the World”. It involved readings of poetry and diaries of explorers from several centuries and around the world. This was accompanied by photographs from the NGS archives, and music to make it all come together. Here, we present the music: some Celtic, some Scandinavian, some early, and a few tunes that we wrote ourselves.

Recorded in early 2007, Hanneke Cassel has joined us as fiddler extrordinaire, and Allison Edberg plays violin and viola on the early music. Kathryn Montoya plays recorders, pennywhistle, and baroque oboe, Carolyn Anderson Surrick plays viola da gamba, and Sue Richards plays the Celtic harp. Glen Velez joined us on percussion, and Jackie Moran played the Irish bodhran.

The music includes some wild Scottish strathspeys and reels, exquisite string trios, an Irish air, a great waltz for Sue’s daughter, some killer Swedish tunes, and some tunes we wrote with specific stories in mind, but that stand alone as just great tunes. We each took a solo or lead, so each instrument can be heard on its own as well as in ensemble.

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, the group has recorded nine CDs, has been interviewed on NPR's Performance Today, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and the Diane Rehm Show and has toured this country, Mexico and Canada. They have performed with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, XM Radio's Robert Aubry Davis, and regularly tour with NPR's Neal Conan who is their resident narrator for “A Universe of Dreams.” “First Person” had its debut in April of 2007, with Neal Conan, Liane Hanson, and actor Bill Pullman narrating.



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James Boak

From the Edge of the World
Another stunning album. And, I have them all.


another wonderful CD, as good as Alta
Some lovely melodies on this CD--the harp and flute are especially beautiful on it, but really all the instruments are. Hard to pick out favorites, but check out Liane's Ocean--that one always makes me stop what I'm doing to stand and listen.