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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Becks way Balcarres Lute Book.

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.

The Balcarres Lute Book is a rather mysterious document owned by the Lindsay family, a Scots noble line of a fiefdom called Balcarres. And nobody is quite sure about “mr McLaughlans way” or “by mister Beck,” either.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Consider track 2, listed in the book as When she came in she boobed, mr McLaughlans way, by mister Beck. Leslie, Balcarres Lute Book. The Kings Gigue Mr.

Lesly, Balcarres Lute Book. The Lass balxarres Patie’s Mill Mr. Introspection Late Night Partying. It is a collection of dances and tunes, often with a few variations.


AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The recording is ideal, bringing the listener up close to Bergeron but not seeming to be in his face. Jock the lairds brother Jean Morisons way Mr. For old long syne Mr. Lesslie, Balcarres Lute Book.

The Balcarres Lute Book (Various)

Beck’s way Balcarres Lute Book. Adieu to the Pleasures Mr. My own dear Honey, be kind to me Mr. Other tunes are attributed to Beck himself, to other apparently Scottish composers, or to the French lutenists Mouton and Gallot ; the booklet also questions these attributions.

Jock the lairds brother Jean Lite way Mr. Although the cover of the album, in a major failure of editorial procedure, dates it to the book century, the booklet places it in the early eighteenth.

Many of the titles consist of three parts. 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.

It includes pieces for an course lute, played here by French Canadian lutenist Sylvain Bergeron lyte a course instrument.

The Balcarres Lute Book (Various) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

When she came in, she bobbed Mr. Two Minuets Jean Mores way Mr.

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. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The first mystery, what she did when she boobed, is unfortunately not addressed in the booklet. Especially recommended for listeners interested in the relationship between oral and written traditions and between Scottish “folk” and “art” music, this recording will also appeal to the general run of lute lovers and of Scots music fans.


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

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. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Jazz Latin New Age. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

For the general listener it is the multicultural quality of the music that will probably be most interesting. Streams Videos All Posts.

Beck, Balcarres Lute Book. 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.