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Tullochgorum - Haydn: Scottish Songs

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Catalogue numberBIS-2471 SACD
Release date2020-01-03
Orig. sample rate88200Hz
Total time61:38

Between 1791 and 1804, Joseph Haydn arranged some 400 traditional songs for publishers in Scotland and England. Almost all of the songs were Scottish and the most common setting was for voice and piano trio. There has been numerous recordings and performances of the arrangements by these forces, but on this disc The Poker Club Band offer their listeners something quite different. Taking its name from one of the Edinburgh clubs at the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment, the ensemble consists of four early music specialists and a traditional singer. They have retained Haydn’s violin and cello, but the keyboard part has been adapted for harp and guitar following indications that the harp was commonly used for contemporary performances of Scottish traditional repertoire. The Gaelic singer James Graham, with his idiomatic Scottish timbre, and the period instruments – of which Masako Art’s single-action pedal harp from 1809 is known to have been in Scotland around the time – brings us that much closer to what a performance in an Edinburgh salon might have sounded like around 1800. The songs themselves range from the cautionary tale of a girl who married for love and now is doomed to a life of hard and dirty work on her husband’s farm (The Mucking of Geordie’s Byer) to love songs such as Oran Gaoil, with a text by Robert Burns. Providing variety, some instrumental 18th century arrangements of Haydn originals are included while the disc ends with the well-known atmospheric Lament by the Scottish fiddler Niel Gow.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Traditional/arr. Joseph Haydn
01 O Poortith Cauld 03:16 $ 0.78 USD
02 Auld Rob Morris 03:28 $ 0.83 USD
  Composer: Elouis, John
03 Prelude in C minor 00:43 $ 0.17 USD
04 Roxolane d’Haydn 04:01 $ 0.96 USD
  Composer: Traditional/arr. Joseph Haydn
05 The Mucking of Geordie’s Byer 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
06 The Siller Crown 02:53 $ 0.69 USD
07 Up in the morning early 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
08 Deil tak’ the Wars 02:23 $ 0.57 USD
  Composer: Fossa, Francois de
  Grand duo pour deux guitares tiré de l’oeuvre de Haydn 13:33
09 I. Allegro 03:19 $ 0.80 USD
10 II. Adagio 06:26 $ 1.54 USD
11 III. Allegro di molto 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Traditional/arr. Joseph Haydn
12 MacGregor of Ruara’s Lament 03:14 $ 0.78 USD
13 Morag 03:16 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Elouis, John
14 Prelude in G major 01:27 $ 0.35 USD
15 Romance de Haydn 05:58 $ 1.43 USD
  Composer: Traditional/arr. Joseph Haydn
16 Lizae Baillie 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
17 Oran Gaoil 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
18 Tullochgorum - Puirt A Beul - Tullochgorm’s Reel 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Gow, Niel
19 Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his 2d Wife 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
  Album total 61:38
VoiceGraham, James
GuitarKaramazov, Edin
Viola/violinStoffer, Sabine
CelloLay, Pierre-Augustin
HarpArt, Masako
ComposerElouis, John
Fossa, Francois de
Gow, Niel
Traditional/arr. Joseph Haydn
ArrangerElouis, John
Haydn, Joseph

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