Leah Stuttard

Leah Stuttard is a medieval harpist, singer, composer and arranger. She works globally with well known ensembles such as Hesperion XXI and Micrologus. In November 2017 she will tour in the UK with the duo programme 'The Secret Life of Lutheran Chorales' with her favourite Danish/Swedish singer, Agnethe.

The Wool Merchant and the Harp

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The Wool Merchant and the Harp

A CD of songs and dances from England in the late fifteenth century played on gothic bray harp and sung by Leah Stuttard.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wool Merchant

In the early 1470s, a young man called George Cely joined his father’s trade to become a ‘merchant of the staple’, dealing in raw wool.

The Harp

Out of a hoard of documents belonging to George, a particularly fortuitous and interesting survival is a booklet recording some personal expenses. Three whole pages detail payments made to a certain Thomas Rede ‘harpar’, for lessons on harp and lute, for dance lessons and for teaching some songs.

This CD explores George’s musical world and includes a 16 page booklet with song texts and commentary by Professor David Fallows.

Le Marchand de Laine

Au début des années 1470, un jeune homme nommé George Cely suivit la carrière de son père, un “marchand de l’Étape”, spécialisé dans la vente de laine brute.

La Harpe

Dans une grande boîte de papiers divers se trouve un vestige particulièrement intéressant et heureux. C’est un livret dans lequel George a consigné certaines dépenses personnelles pendant les années 1473-1475. Trois pages entières sont consacrées aux paiements faits à un certain ‘Harpar’, Thomas Rede, pour ses lessons de harpe, de luth, de danse et pour l’enseignement de certaines chansons.

Ce disque présente le monde sonore et musicale de George et comprend un livret en anglais de 16 pages avec textes des chansons et commentaire par Professor David Fallows, expert de musique médièvale.

Il Mercante di Lana e l’Arpa

Il Mercante

Nei primi anni del 1470, un giovane inglese, di nome George Cely, intraprese il mestiere del padre, per diventare un mercante di lana grezza.

L’Arpa

La sopravvivenza di un libretto, dove George registrava spese personali degli anni 1473-1475, è anche legata ad un evento felice e fortunato. In tre pagine intere sono infatti pervenute informazioni dettagliate di pagamenti a un certo Thomas Rede, ‘harpar’ (arpista), per ricevere lezioni di arpa, di liuto, di ballo e per l’insegnamento di qualche canzone.

Questo disco presenta il mondo sonoro e musicale di George Cely e comprende un libretto di 16 pagine con testi delle canzoni e un commentario da Professor David Fallows, esperto di musica medievale.

Track list

1. [This enderis day]
Anonymous dance

2. Roty loly ioy
Anonymous dance

3. Filles a marier
Anonymous basse danse

4. Go hert hurt with adversite
Anonymous song

5. Fortune alas (Gentil madona de non mabandonare)
Song by John Bedyngham

6. Northumberland
Anonymous dance

7. Bayonn – La duches – Ly bens distonys
Anonymous dances

8. Myn hertis lust and sterre of my confort
John Bedyngham arranged by Stuttard

9. Myn hertis lust and sterre of my confort
Song by John Bedyngham

10. Le petit rouen
Anonymous basse danse

11. Prenés in gre [Alas the herd whill that I coth dans] – Talbott
Anonymous dances

12. Orlyanse
Anonymous basse danse

13. Princhesse af youth and floree of godlihede
Anonymous song

14. Esperans [Brestow is a mery town]
Anonymous dance

15. O kendly creature of beute perles
Anonymous song

16. So ys emprentid in my remembrance
John Bedyngham arranged by Stuttard

17. Quene note
Anonymous instrumental

18. Votre trey dowce regaunt
Anonymous instrumental

19. Luffil
Anonymous instrumental

20. Le joyeulx espoyr
Anonymous basse danse

21. Una foiztz avaunt dansh (Anavois)
Anonymous instrumental

22. Tos juirs (Thun jors)
Anonymous instrumental

23. Sebelle anglicum
Anonymous instrumental

24. O rosa bella, o dolce anima mia
Song by John Bedyngham

25. O rosa bella, o dolce anima mia
Anonymous instrumental