In this recording you will hear music from the library of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of Maryland's four Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The selections are typical of early American repertory just after the Revolution. Program notes offer historical background, a list of musical sources, and details concerning the instruments and selections.
These vocal and instrumental pieces were recorded using period and authentic reproduction instruments: violin, English and Baroque guitars, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, recorder, and hammered dulcimer.
Finale from The Poor Soldier
In Gaudy Courts from Rosina
Fy, Gar Rub Her O’er with Strae
Flowers of the Forest
No Scornful Beauty
Voluntary III by J. Stanley
An Thou Wert My Ain Thing
The Carrollton March by P. Corri
Gig by Larini
When Bidden to the Wake or Fair from Rosina
Water Parted from the Sea from Arne’s Artaxerxes
Variations on God Save the King by C. Wesley.
“These recordings will never go out of date . . .” —The Society for American Music Bulletin