Adew Dundee: Early and Traditional Music of Scotland
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Location: Christ Church, 3602 8 St SW map
Early Scottish music is a magical array of the courtly and native folk arts. The court itself absorbed the most enchanting and rarified styles from its neighbors to the South—the English, French, Netherlandish, and Italian, and long after the court of James VI of Scotland had moved to England in 1603, the Scots who remained in the north self-consciously preserved their musical heritage, while the English imported Scottish tunes and began to write new music in “the Scotch humour.” Our program explores the secular music, both courtly and native, of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Scotland, plus a folk melody which traveled to the new world, and a Scottish translation of the Lord’s Prayer in a courtly French musical setting.