Best of the Baltimore Consort

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1 Joyne Hands :Morley 1599 1:33 $1.49 Buy
2 Howell's Delight :Anon -1635 4:05 $1.49 Buy
3 In A Garden So Green :Anon 1662 5:25 $1.49 Buy
4 Christmas Day In Da Mornin :trad.Scottish 2:38 $1.49 Buy
5 My Heartly Service :Anon 4:52 $1.49 Buy
6 Scotch Cap :Anon ~1651 1:59 $1.49 Buy
7 Cold And Raw :D'Urfey 4:07 $1.49 Buy
8 Robin Is To The Greenwood Gone :Holmes 3:27 $1.49 Buy
9 Come, Come Let Us Drink :Purcell 1:29 $1.49 Buy
10 The Mermaid's Song :trad. English 3:13 $1.49 Buy
11 The Old Maid Of The Mill Dust :trad. English 3:43 $1.49 Buy
12 Jenny, My Blithest Maid :Akeroyde 3:37 $1.49 Buy
13 A Trip To Killburn :Anon ~1651 4:11 $1.49 Buy
14 The Joviall Broome Man :Anon ~1651 5:40 $1.49 Buy
15 Branle Double :Praetorius 0:54 $1.49 Buy
16 Branle De Montirande :Praetorius 0:59 $1.49 Buy
17 Branle De La Torche :Praetorius 1:34 $1.49 Buy
18 J'ai Vû Le Loup :trad.French 2:07 $1.49 Buy
19 Mignonne, Allons Voir Si La Rose :Chardavoine 1576 3:44 $1.49 Buy
20 The Fidler's Content :OCathain 1:51 $1.49 Buy
21 The Kerry Star, A Reel :Anon 19c 1:11 $1.49 Buy
22 The Goroum, A Reel :Anon 19c 1:35 $1.49 Buy
23 Truagh (An Triúcha) :Neal 1724 4:42 $1.49 Buy
24 Well Hall :Anon ~1679 4:10 $1.49 Buy
25 The Wren Song :trad.Irish 1:37 $1.49 Buy
26 Adew Dundee :Anon ~1630 1:45 $1.49 Buy
27 Crossing To Ireland :trad.NovaScotia 3:27 $1.49 Buy

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Two musical traditions - one as old as the other is new - characterize this ensemble. The old one is the broken consort, a name given to the ensemble of instruments that entertained the Queen of England at the end of the 16th century. . . . What's new is the fire and punch of a jazz band or rock group.
In fact, two of the Baltimore Consort members have played in rock bands, and the group, writes Mary Anne Ballard, "now capitalizes on the similarities in compositional process between modern pop music and Renaissance 'broken consort' music."
The essentials are one or two melody instruments, something to play a bass line, and instruments that add harmony and enhance the texture and rhythm. "It's a basic ensemble you find in many different kinds of popular music," says Ballard, "beginning with the Elizabethan period. You would have found our kind of ensemble in the pit, so to speak, at a Shakespeare performance. Others who have the same outline are a bluegrass band and a Mexican mariachi band. There's something universal about it."
Ballard, who plays viols and rebec in the Consort, is a musicologist and guiding force who has been with the group since its beginnings.
- Byron A. Nilsson

From Tunes from the Attic [DOR-90235]
1. Joyne Hands • Thomas Morley, 1599 1:27

From The Ladyes Delight [DOR-90252]
2. Howell’s Delight • Anonymous, before 1635 3:56

From On the Banks of Helicon [DOR-90139]
3. In a garden so green • Anonymous Forbes, 1662 5:16

From Bright Day Star [DOR-90198]
4. Christmas Day in da Mornin’ • Traditional, Shetland Islands 2:30

From On the Banks of Helicon [DOR-90139]
5. My heartly service • Anonymous Wode, 1562-c.1592 4:47
6. Scotch Cap • Anonymous The English Dancing Master, 1651 1:52

From The Art of the Bawdy Song [DOR-90155]
7. Cold and Raw • D’Urfey, c.1653-1723 3:58

From The Ladyes Delight [DOR-90252]
8. Robin is to the Greenwood Gone • Matthew Holmes MSS, c.1588-1597 3:17

From The Art of the Bawdy Song [DOR-90155]
9. Come, come, let us drink • Henry Purcell, 1659-1695 1:20

From Tunes from the Attic [DOR-90235]
10. The Mermaid’s Song • Traditional 3:09
11. The Old Maid of the Mill Dust • Traditional 3:33
12. Jenny, My Blithest Maid • Samuel Akeroyde, fl.1684-1706 3:28

From A Trip to Killburn [DOR-90238]
13. A Trip to Killburn 4:02
14. The Joviall Broome Man 5:32

From La Rocque ‘n’ Roll [DOR-90177]
15. Branle double • Michael Praetorius, 1612 0:50
16. Branle de Montirande • Praetorius 0:57
17. Branle de la torche • Praetorius 1:24
18. J’ai vû le loup • Traditional 1:58
19. Mignonne, allons voir si la rose • Jehan Chardavoine, 1576 3:40

From The Mad Buckgoat [DOR-90279]
20. The Fidler’s Contemt • Ruairí Dall Ó Catháin 1:48
21. The Kerry Star. A Reel • P. Carew’s MS, 19th c. 1:07
22. The Goroum. A Reel • P. Carew’s MS, 19th c. 1:32
23. Truagh (An Triúcha) • J. & W. Neal, Celebrated Irish Tunes, 1724 4:38

From Tunes from the Attic [DOR-90235]
24. Well Hall • Playford’s Dancing Master, 1679 4:04

From Bright Day Star [DOR-90198]
25. The Wren Song • Traditional, Ireland 1:27

From a forthcoming CD of Scottish Renaissance Music
[Previously Unreleased Material]
26. Adew Dundee • Skene MS, c.1630-33 1:38

From the concert program “Crossing to the New World”
[Previously Unreleased Material]
27. Crossing to Ireland • Traditional, Scottish (from Nova Scotia) 3:20