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"Lilliburlero" - An English Country Dance



 Genre: Baroque

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A happy, lively tune (and dance) from John Playford's English Dancing Master. This is not a stylized arrangement. I intended it to actually be used for dancing, and so it is straightforward, simple and has reverence chords at the beginning and end.

Instruments used:
Susato Soprano Wide-Bore Recorder
Susato Alto Wide-Bore Recorder
Aulos Tenor Recorder
Aulos Bass Recorder
My 17-inch viola (for the tenor part, and pitch-shifted down an octave so as to sound like a cello for the bass line.)
Sampled harpsichord sequenced in Finale

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Uploaded: Jan 17, 2011 - 11:06:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011 - 09:32:03 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 04:12:19 PM
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mrattue said 3142 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Enjoyed this immensely. Love old English tunes. Didn't realise that the World Service intro music was from an old dance.

Great stuff. Wish i could play any one of those brilliant instruments.

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H3nry said 3141 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Your old dances played on period instruments are one of the rare treats on MJ. Gotta go back for a second listen.
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Mosaica said 3141 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Lilting & uplifting ye minstrel, and sounding pretty authentic forsooth!
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Feter said 3141 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Ahh the BBC ...sorry ...this is an amazing how can you play all these with such perfection ...this is the real music ...kudos !!
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sschedra said 3139 days ago (January 20th, 2011)
Well done! I was going to say it sounds so authentic, but then I read the details and realized, it is authentic, you played all the instruments for real (except the HC). Nice job.
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