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"The Fairie-Round" - Anthony Holborne


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This sweet little galliarde is from a large collection of 5-part consort music by Anthony Holborne. Most of the pieces in Holborne's book are laid out in pavane/galliarde pairs (that is, a slow dance and then a fast one,) with a few allemandes thrown in at the end. These pieces would normally have been played by a consort of viols, but as I have not the means to obtain (nor skill to play!) such an instrument, the recorders will have to do. Renaissance consort music was rarely (if ever) written with any specific instrumentation in mind anyway, and given the liveliness of the tune, I think it's a nice 'compromise'.

This is possibly the most [rhythmically] challenging piece I've yet recorded. Characteristic of most galliardes, the rhythm has a syncopated quality to it. The galliarde is a triple-time dance, but despite the bass usually playing a steady three notes measure, (half-half-half, in this case,) the melody often plays four (half-quarter, half-quarter.) This rhythm shifts around the different parts until, at the very end they all end up cantering in with the half-quarter, half-quarter pattern.

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Uploaded: Oct 20, 2011 - 12:30:34 PM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2011 - 12:50:22 PM Last Played: Jul 24, 2017 - 04:28:59 PM
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Susato Wide-Bore Soprano
Mollenhauer "Adri's Dream" Alto
Aulos Tenor
Aulos Bass
Blue "Snowball" USB microphone
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tf10music said 2167 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
very
jaunty. This must have demanded a great deal of time and effort, and sounds pretty much perfect to my untutored ears. Well done!
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richard13 said 2167 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Wonderful!
Bravo. Such delightful and spirited music and playing.
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Feter said 2166 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
The Fairie-Round
My kind of music ...this is a wonderful performance ..true charm thanks a lot for sharing !!
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Mosaica said 2165 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Harmonious
This is charming and sprightly, and your notes are educational. I really like the harmony layers. Lovely stuff!
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Abraxas said 2160 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
The Faeries dance
Inspired by the crisp and lovely tones provided until they sink from exhaustion to their soft, verdant beds.

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Relic67 said 2109 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
superb
I would have gladly paid for this, so thanks for the free download. A great piece of music brilliantly played!
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