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AN AMERICAN JOURNEY: "Bound for the Promised Land" - Music in Early America, c1750-1855

A journey along the musical pathways of America from Colonial times to the Civil War: New England singing masters' "Spir'tual Songs"; patriotic Revolutionary ballads of the "Sons of Liberty"; John Playford's country dances; folk hymns from The Southern Harmony and other popular early American tunebooks. Featuring fiddle wizard Matt Glaser and banjo master Tony Trischka.


ANGEL 55522


"... delight follows delight ... exuberant, vital performances."
The Columbus Dispatch

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"PILGRIM'S FAREWELL" – TRAVELING HOME
1. Rochester (The Southern Harmony, 1835) 1:44
2. WILLIAM BILLINGS (1746-1800): Jordan (The Suffolk Harmony, 1786) 1:37
3. The Promised Land The Traveller (The Southern Harmony) 4:08
4. Pilgrim's Farewell (Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813) 2:30
5. Maxwell (The Social Harp, 1855) 2:21
"SONS OF LIBERTY" – PATRIOTIC SONGS
6. ANDREW LAW (1749-1821): Bunker Hill, "A Sapphick Ode" - SUPPLY BELCHER (1752-1836): Heroism (The Harmony of Maine, 1794) 4:06
7. Liberty Tree (The American Patriotic Songbook, 1813) 2:38
8. The Sons of Liberty (Anglo-American Ballad) 3:13
WILLIAM BILLINGS: "THE SINGING MASTER'S ASSISTANT" (1778)
9. Anthem: Is any afflicted 1:37
10. Marshfield (Psalm 137) 3:46
MUSICK'S RECREATION - From HENRY PLAYFORD'S
ENGLISH DANCING MASTER (c1651-1728)
11. The Hole in the Wall 1:46
12. Nonesuch 1:13
13. Newcastle 1:10
14. Cuckolds all in a row 1:10
15. The merry, merry milkmaids 2:07
16. Sedany, or Dargason – Hunt the squirrel 1:27
PATH TO GRACE
17. Mercy's Free (The Southern Harmony) 1:45
18. Springhill (Wyeth's Repository . . . Part Second, 1813) 2:29
19. Hebrew Children (The Southern Harmony) 2:57
20. WILLIAM BILLINGS: Africa (The Singing Master's Assistant) 2:46
21. Ninety-Third Psalm – New Britain ("Amazing Grace";
The Southern Harmony)
4:43
Total timings
51:56

PERFORMERS: Shannon Anderson, soprano; Michèle Eaton, soprano; Susanne Peck, soprano; Larry Lipnik, countertenor, baritone; Timothy Leigh Evans, tenor & snare drum; John Olund, tenor; John Shankweiler, tenor; Joel Frederiksen, bass. Kay Jaffee, flute, hammered dulcimer, harp, recorder, drum; Michael Jaffee, psaltery, guitar, lute; Rosamund Morley, bass viol, violone.
GUEST ARTISTS: Matt Glaser, fiddle; Tony Trischka, banjo.


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