17th century songs on CD?

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17th century songs on CD?

Postby Adam the Archer » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:25 am

Hi folks
I am looking for some 17th century stuff on CD. any ideas?



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Postby Tamsin Lewis » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:25 pm

We've got a couple here http://livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/pa ... /shop.html
Busy Mole have loads



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Postby auldMotherBegg » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:47 pm

I have one which I like... Musica Secreta, 'Componimenti Musicali' (1623)
with Catherine King. It is desribed as "songs of ectasy and devotion from a 17th century Italian convent". (Produced by Linn. CKD 071)

Try looking around your local Castle/Heritage site, sometimes the gift shops have these kinds of CDs for sale.

Good luck! :)



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Postby Annis » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:51 pm

You could try this one: Il Ballarino - Italian Dances c1600.


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Postby lidimy » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:22 pm

The Palladian Ensemble do 17th C stuff. They have quite a few CDs you can buy :D


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Postby Merlon. » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:00 pm

What type of C17th music are you after?
Formal, Chamber, Church or Pastoral
If its Pastoral, can I suggest
POPULAR TUNES in 17th Century England - The Broadside Band
English Ayres and Duets - The Camerata of London
Bawdy Ballads , Traditonal Tavern & Theatre Songs - National Music



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Postby Adam the Archer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:42 am

Thanks for the recommendations folks, I bought a couple of Cd's from Busy Mole at the last market, they were great.
What I am really looking for is the songs of the civil war, the soldiers folk type songs. I have got a cd that Strawhead did, but the instrumental parts do not use authentic instruments.



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Postby Merlon. » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:00 am

Loads of Broadsheet ballards were published through the mid seventeenth century.
If you have access to Early English books online (will need an Athens logon or similar)
http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home
Otherwise
http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/ballad_project/index.asp
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm

Of course the Godly sing Psalms.



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Postby Adam the Archer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:15 am

Merlon
Are you aware of any recordings of those type of ballads?

Psalms are for monarch murderers!



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Postby Merlon. » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:51 am

I listed one CD above.
There are only about a dozen tunes at the time, all the songs were sung accordingly. Each ballard usually has an entry " To be sung to the tune of *****"
You seem to have a bit of a simplistic view of the politics of the time. Psalms are not the sole perogative of the Parlimentarians, even ardent Royalist would sing Psalms. Otherwise you are entering the sticky wicket of not complying with the requirement for regular and complete church attendance.
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Postby Adam the Archer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:16 am

The bit about psalms was a tongue in cheek jest!



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Postby Merlon. » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:48 am

If you look on Amazon and search on bawdy ballards or bawdy songs some CDs show which maybe of interest.
What instruments would you be expecting them to be played on? I would have thought tabor and penny whistle woud be the most the soldiers would have carried among the rest of their kit



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Re: 17th century songs on CD?

Postby CFury » Fri May 21, 2010 12:01 pm

There seems to be something of a missed trick here! Maybe someone should turn up at a SK or ECWS muster with some decent recording equipment and a few beverages and make their own! I think we all have the capability to make a CD (unless you get your forum updates on vellum), it just needs someone to record the actual songs. I'd buy it!

*Update: I recently purchased a great CD (from the gift shop of the Louvre) of music from the time of Van Dyck. Its called Van Dyck: Portraits Musicaux and its available from Amazon here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Van-Dyck-Portra ... 57&sr=1-11. The liner notes are all in French, so you would probably do just as well to get the MP3 download for £12 cheaper... :D




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