Music of the American Colonies (2000)

Winner! 2001 Notable Recording, the American Library Association

“A diverse, delightful collection.”
-the American Library Association, Notable Recordings Committee

“Charming.” -Booklist

“A fine sampling of the diverse musical traditions found in the American colonies.” -John D. Barrows, manager of music and dance at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

1. One Misty Moisty Morning
2. A Tobacco Song
3. Gathering Peascods
4. Luilak / Fiere Pinkster Bloem
5. New England’s Annoyances
6. Psalm 116
7. Bobbing Joe / Galloping Nag / Marquis of Huntly
8. Great Lord Frog to Lady Mouse
9. Over the Hills and Far Away
10. Fandango
11. Canasatego Reading / Moccasin Dance
12. En Roulant Ma Boule
13. Come haste to the Wedding / Mulberry Garden / Money in Both Pockets
14. In the Fields in Frost and Snows
15. Down Among the Dead Men
16. Olaudah Equiano Reading . Angola
17. Anna
18. A Taxing We Will Go
19. The Irishman’s Epistle to the Officers and Troops at Boston
20. O! Say Bonny Lass
21. A Soldier’s Song
22. Cornwallis Country Dance / Fisher’s Hornpipe
Total time: 61 minutes

Anne Enslow—vocals, hammered dulcimer, Spanish guitar, hommel
Ridley Enslow—vocals, violin
Christa Patton—harmony vocals, flute, recorders, whistle, harp, baroque guitar (on “Gathering Peascods”)
Bill Mitchell—harmony vocals
Richard Kolb—baroque guitar, theorbo
Edward Brewer—harpsichord
Virginia Brewer—baroque oboe
Semyon Fridman—cello
Cecilia Gniewek-Brauer—glass armonica
Irving Powless, Jr.—water drum, rattle, narration
Ron McBee—djembe
Seguenon Koné—balaphone
Lawrence Hamilton—narration
Myron Bretholz—bones, bodhran

Available as a single CD or as a boxed set including the CD, a book with lyrics and extensive background notes, and a teacher’s guide

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