The Scottish tune “To danton me”, performed by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
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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.