A Trip to Kilburn / The Baltimore Consort
Playford Tunes and their Ballads


Dorian DOR-90238
Spring 1996

1. All in a Garden Green   [1:59]
2. Parsons Farewell   [1:52]
3. Beggar Boy   [1:54]
4. John Come Kiss Me Now   [1:32]
5. Newcastle   [1:53]

6. The French Report   [5:08]
tune of A la mode de France or Nonesuch

7. The Mulberry Garden   [2:51]

8. A Scots Rant   [3:26]
9. A Trip to Kilburn   [4:07]

10. The Broom of Cowdenknows   [4:34]
tune of The Bonny Broom

11. The Joviall Broome Man   [5:36]
tune of Jamaica

12. Lull Me Beyond Thee   [2:41]
13. An Italian Rant   [1:33]

14. The Famous Ratcatcher   [5:29]
tune of Tom a Bedlam or The Jovial Tinker

15. Jenny Pluck Pears   [2:32]
16. Bobbing Joe   [1:33]
17. Merry, Merry Milkmaids   [1:32]

18. The Beautiful Shepherdess of Arcadia   [10:14]
tune of The Shepherd's Daughter or Parson Upon Dorothy

The Baltimore Consort

Custer LaRue · Mary Anne Ballard · Mark Cudek
Ronn McFarlane · Larry Lipkis · Chris Norman

The English Dancing Master, first published by John Playford in 1651, is an anthology of top tunes from the 17th century. Used for country dancing, but also for ballad settings and artful concert pieces, these are melodies that set a-tapping the toes of Charles II, Henry Purcell and Samuel Pepys. — Mary Anne Ballard

A brand new recording (Spring 1996) with mostly dance tunes -- some of the tempos may not be what you’re used to but don’t be afraid to experiment: add a little courtly grace to a country dance and you get a whole new feel! . — lochac.sca.org