Over the Hills and Far Away: Being a Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis
Over five years of extensive research into the music and instruments of 18th-century Annapolis went into the making of this recording. The selections were recorded at Colonial sites throughout Annapolis using original and authentic reproduction instruments. With its six tune groupings, this recording is very useful in teaching students of all levels about music and colonial life.
[note sound samples below at the play buttons]
Scottish Vogue: The Birks of Endermay, The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor, Ianthe the Lovely, Corn Riggs.
The Theatre: A Rose Tree from The Poor Soldier; Tho’ Late I was Plump from The Poor Soldier;
Medley from The Beggar’s Opera: If the Heart of a Man; Since Laws were Made;
The Tuesday Club: Club March Against Sir Hugh Maccarty, She Tells Me With Claret,
Local Music: Annapolis March, As I was Going to Baltimore, New Bath Minuet
The Tavern: Handsome Cabin Boy, Planxty Fanny Power/Oyle of Barley, Tobacco, Morgan Megan
The Church: Psalms 42 and 92.
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