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Francesco Barsanti: To danton me; Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 17 Apr 2014
Author: Voices of Music
The Scottish tune "To danton me", performed by the Early Music ensemble 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 "To danton me," performed on original instruments: HD video from the Great Artists series 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 To danton me 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.
Ensemble: Voices of Music