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Francesco Barsanti: Lochaber, performed by Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 6 Apr 2014
Author: Voices of Music
The composer Francesco Barsanti arranged many of the most beautiful of the 17th century Scottish fiddle tunes and printed them in Edinburgh in 1742. Here is the song Lochaber, performed on original instruments: HD video from the Great Artists series, from the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music in San Francisco, February, 2014. The musicians (left to right) Hanneke van Proosdij, voice flute (recorder) Carla Moore, baroque violin Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba Rodney Gehrke, baroque organ Peter Maund, frame drum Cheryl Ann Fulton, baroque triple harp David Tayler, archlute Lochaber arranged by the musicians of Voices of Music Francesco Barsanti came to London in 1714, where he performed in the London orchestras. He married a Scotswoman and got to know the folk music of the North, which resulted in some of the most beautiful settings of these tunes. Lochaber, in the north-west of Scotland, is a wild and rugged place of mountain and moorland, running from the Great Glen to Knoydart o
Ensemble: Voices of Music