June 2008 edition

picture-2.pngOur program (11 minutes and 22 seconds) features music of the Scottish baroque:

This performance by Ars Antigua directed by Jerry Fuller, features William Bauer, renaissance and baroque violins; Jeff Noonanlutes and theorbo; and Henry Claude, tabor. In the early seventeenth century the bagpipe was declared too loud to be kept inside the castles and manor houses of the Scottish lowlands. The violin became the dominant indoor instrument and because the violin is tuned in fifths, it began to share the traditional bagpipe repertoire. The Lament was meant for a 16th century funeral procession, but in typical Scots’ fashion, can’t seem to remain somber for long.