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Episode 51

Sunday, 30th December 2007, 5.05pm, Radio Scotland

John Purser at the Court Cave at East WemyssJohn Purser picks a selection of favourite moments from his year-long exploration of the history of Scottish music from the Stone Age to the present day. John's guest is Kevin Earnshaw and the show was recorded at Court Cave at East Wemyss.


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  1. [improvisation]
    John Purser, Bronze Age horns
    BBC recording

  2. Anon (Robert ap Huw MS) - Gosteg Dafydd Athro
    William Taylor
    CD Two Worlds of the Welsh Harp
    Dorian DOR 90260 Track 1

  3. Mungo and Merlin, adapted from the translation by W & J MacQueen “Vita Merlini Silvestris” in: Scottish Studies 29, 1989
    read by Huw Williams

  4. Cecil Gray- The Queen of Sheba’s Aria from The Temptation of St Anthony
    performers unknown
    private recording

  5. Patsy Seddon, Rick Bamford, Hamish Moore - Benedicam Dominum
    Patsy Seddon, voice Rick Bamford, bells Hamish Moore, triple pipes
    BBC recording - Choral Vespers from Iona Abbey, June 1997

  6. Trad - A Scots Tune
    Rowallan Consort (Rob MacKillop and William Taylor)
    CD Notes of Noy, Notes of Joy
    Temple Records COMD 2058 Track 24

  7. Trad - Thrush song
    Alyth McCormack
    BBC recording

  8. Trad - MacLeod’s Salute
    Allan MacDonald
    BBC recording

  9. Mary MacLeod - Crònan an Taibh
    Alyth McCormack
    BBC recording

  10. Allan MacDonald ’s an oidhche Ossianic laoidh
    BBC recording

  11. Anon (Estienne du Tertre 1557) - Branles d’Ecosse
    The Baltimore Consort (Edwin George, bagpipe)
    CD On The Banks of Helicon – Early Music of Scotland
    Dorian DOR-90139 Track 21

  12. Robert Wedderburn: The Complaynt of Scotland
    read by Alan Riach

  13. Trad (Rowallan Lute MS) - Gypsies Lilt
    Robert Phillips [MacKillop] (Rowallan Consort)
    CD Notes of Noy, Notes of Joy
    Temple Records COMD 2058 Track 22

  14. Prakriti Dutta demonstrates Rag Ashavaree
    BBC recording

  15. Erik Chisholm - Piano Concerto No. 2 ‘Hindustani’ excerpt from 1st Movement
    Ronald Brautigam (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Clark Rundell
    BBC recording

  16. Trad - Leslies Lilt
    Rob McKillop
    BBC recording

  17. Mackenzie - Pibroch Suite
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Alexander Platt
    CD Scottish Fantasies for Violin and Orchestra
    Cedille Records CDR 90000 083 CD2 Track 3

  18. Cecil Coles - Kitchener’s Army
    Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland/Capt Tony Smallwood
    private recording

  19. Hume - Alas poore men
    CD Tobias Hume Poeticall Musicke
    Paul Hillier, Hespérion XX
    Harmonia Mundi RD 77165 Track 14

  20. J.B. McEwen - Sonata in E minor
    Geoffrey Tozer, piano
    Chandos CHAN 9933 Track 2

  21. Trad - Maol Donn (canntaraichd)
    Barnaby Brown
    BBC recording

  22. Trad - Maol Donn (urlar)
    Barnaby Brown
    BBC recording

  23. Erik Chisholm - Piano Concerto No. 1 “Piobaireachd”, 1st movt. Molto Moderato
    Murray Mclachlan, piano Kelvin Ensemble/Julian Clayton
    CD Erik Chisholm
    Dunelm Records DRD 0174 Track 1

  24. Trad - Babbity Bowster
    Bonnie Rideout
    BBC recording

  25. Alexander Monro - The Power of Drinking
    Jamie Macdougall, tenor
    David Greenberg, violin Alison McGillivray, cello
    Gordon Ferries, guitar David McGuinness, harpsichord
    BBC recording

  26. Ivor Cutler - Pass the ball Jim (for John Peel)
    Ivor Cutler with Linda Hirst
    LP Privilege
    Rough Trade ROUGH59 Side 2 Track 15

  27. Roy Williamson arr. David Dorward – Eine Schottische Blume
    David McGuinness, piano
    BBC recording

  28. Martyn Bennett - Chanter
    Martyn Bennett
    CD Grit
    Real World Records CDRW114 Track 3

  29. Anon - Inverness Fragments Recessional
    Musick Fyne/James Ross
    CASSETTE A Scottish Mass of 1546
    CMF 004 Side 2 Track 8

  30. Trad - Sir Patrick Spens
    Duncan Williamson
    private recording

  31. Anon - Huish huish
    Children of Broadford Primary School Gaelic Unit
    private recording

  32. Ronald Center - Children at Play
    Murray McLachlan, piano
    CD Piano Music from Scotland: Scott, Center, Stevenson
    Olympia OCD 264 Track 19

  33. Anon - Down in the Meadow
    children in Hilltown, Dundee recorded by William Montgomerie 1952
    CD Scottish Tradition 22 Chokit on a Tattie: Children’s Songs and Rhymes
    Greentrax CDTRAX 9022 Track 9

  34. Trad - Prince Charlie’s Farewell to Scotland
    Bonnie Rideout
    CD Celtic Circles
    Maggie’s Music MM306CD Track 13

  35. Trad. Shetland - Da Day Dawn
    Chris Stout, fiddle
    BBC recording

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