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Gut Wind and Wire

Gut Wind and Wire

Gut Wind and Wire
Artist: Baltimore Consort, The
Genre: Orchestral, Chamber
Price: $15.99 
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Fascinated by the variety of timbres that instruments can produce, renaissance musicians developed a wide variety of sound colors, ranging from the almost vocal sound of the bowed strings to the chirpy, bird-like sound of the high winds, the twang of the wire-strung cittern, and the buzz of the crumhorns.  The sixteenth century musician's love of variety can be seen in the vast array of instruments imitated by organ stops of the period, by surviving instruments and pictures of instruments, and also by eyewitness accounts of the cornucopia of the instruments used to provide music for the lavish banquets of royalty.  
In true English Consort style, the Baltimore Consort, America's most popular early music ensemble, mixes instruments from different families. The Baltimore Consort was founded to perform instrumental music of Shakespeare's time.  Although later joined by a singer, the group's experience of rehearsing purely instrumentally forged its identity as an ensemble dedicated to exploiting the diverse sound colors offered by gut- and wire- strung plucked and bowed strings and transverse and end-blown recorders and flutes, capped reeds and percussion.


Mary Anne Ballard
Mark Cudek
Larry Lipkis
Ronn McFarlane
Chris Norman
Mindy Rosenfeld
William Simms, guest artist
Edwin George, guest artist


1. Scotch Cap
2. Galliard d'escosse
3. Laroque Galliard
4. Alemande de Liege
5. Doun in yon bank
6. The Canaries
7. Canaries
8. All in a Garden Green
9. Parsons Farewell
10. Beggar Boy
11. John Come Kiss Me Now
12. Newcastle
13. Branle double
14. Branle de Montirade
15. Branle de la torche
16. Johnny Faa
17. Chanter's Song
18. O'Keefe's Slide
19. Sixpenny Money
20. Ten Penny Bit
21. Clare Jig
22. Sycamore
23. Indigo Road
24. My Lord of Oxenford's Maske
25. The Queen's Treble
26. Bianco Fiore
27. Catena d'amore
28. So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo
29. Joyne Hands
30. Paven
31. Galliard
32. Green Garters
33. Pentland Hills
34. Whip my Toudie
35. Remember me at Evening
36. A Scot's Tune

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