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Ian the Historical Musician

Ian the Historical Musician
Location Birmingham
Starting from £204.00

Ian is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in the music of the renaissance and medieval periods, playing period instruments such as the beautiful lute, the early renaissance guitar, the silvery sound of the cittern and the melodious medieval harp.

Add that extra-special touch with authentic historical music played by “a mature talent well in command of the material” (Folk Monthly), especially if your wedding is to take place in a historical building.

Ian is flexible to suit the needs of your event: he can play music for some or all of the bride’s entrance; signing of the register; wedding breakfast; guest entertainment; and he can play in renaissance or modern clothes.

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RENAISSANCE (& EARLY BAROQUE) REPERTOIRE: LUTE, 4 COURSE GUITAR AND CITTERN

LUTE

  • Mr. Dowland’s Midnight ... John Dowland, c. 1620
  • Fortune ... John Dowland, c. 1615
  • Tarlton’s Resurrection ... John Dowland, c. 1590
  • Mrs. Winter’s Jump ... John Dowland, c. 1590
  • Il Bianco Fiore ... Cesare Negri, 1602
  • O mistress mine ... Thomas Morley, 1599
  • The Lady Banning, her Almand ... John Sturt, 1620
  • Robinsons May ... Thomas Robinson, c.1600
  • Gray’s Inn mask ... anon., England, 1610
  • Prince’s Mask ... anon., England, 1600
  • Rowallan untitled ... anon., Scotland, c. 1605-20
  • Gypsies Lilt ... anon., Scotland, c. 1605-20
  • Calata ... anon. Italy, c. 1502-1512
  • Belle qui tiens ma vie ... trad., France, pub. 1589 
  • Home again, Market is done ... trad., England, c. 1620
  • Heart’s ease ... trad., England, c. 1560
  • Greensleeves ... trad., England, 1580
  • How Should I Your True Love Know ... trad., England, c. 1600

4 COURSE GUITAR 

  • The Night Watch ... Anthony Holborne, 1599
  • La Volta ... trad., England, 1620 and Germany, 1612
  • Broom : The bonny bonny Broom ... trad., England, before 1634
  • Chestnut (or Dove’s Figary) ... trad., England, before 1651
  • Jenny Pluck Pears ... trad., England, before 1651
  • Pinagay ... trad., France, pub. 1589
  • Branle des lavandieres ... trad., France, pub. 1589
  • Branle d’Escosse ... trad., France, pub. 1589         

CITTERN

  • Sellenger’s Round ... trad., England, 1590
  • All in a Garden Green ... trad., England, 1590
  • Gathering Peascods ... trad., England, 1590
  • Millison’s Jig ... trad., England, before 1651
  • The little Barly-Corne ... trad., England, 1618
  • Cuckolds all a row ... trad., England, 1637
  • Goddesses (Codling's Delight) ... trad., England, c. 1610
  • Branle de l'official ... trad., France, pub. 1589
  • Branle Cassandre ... trad., France, pub. 1589
  • Branle des chevaulx ... trad., France, pub. 1589         
  • Une Jeune Fillette = Queen’s Almain ... trad., France/England, 1568
  • In the Fields in Frost and Snow ... Thomas D'Urfey, 1706

MEDIEVAL REPERTOIRE: MEDIEVAL HARP, CITOLE AND GITTERN

HARP

  • Angelus ad virginem ... trad., England, c.1300                       
  • Foweles in þe frith ... anon., England, c. 1270         
  • Magno gaudens ... anon., England, c. 1200                     
  • La duches / This enderis day ... anon., England, c. 1480
  • Ly bens distonys ... anon., England, c. 1480
  • Septime Estampie Real ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, c. 1300
  • Seste Estampie Real ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, c. 1300
  • Dansse [ductia] ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, f. 5r, c. 1300
  • Dansee real ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, f. 104v, c. 1300
  • Manuscrit du Roi, folio 5r [untitled] ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, f. 5r, c. 1300       
  • Amoroso ... trad. France, pub. c. 1470
  • Os que a Santa María (CSM 344) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • Tantas en Santa María (CSM 173) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • En bon ponto vimos (CSM 363) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • In Dulci Jubilo ... ?Henrich Suso, Germany, 1328                    
  • Lamento di Tristano ... anon., Italy, c.1400                                          
  • Winder wie ist nû dîn kraft ... Neidhart von Reuental, Germany, 13th century            

CITOLE or GITTERN

  • Edi beo þu heuene quene ... anon., England, late 13th century     
  • Estampie from Douce 139 ... anon., England, 13th century
  • quinte estampie Real ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, c. 1300
  • A Virgen mui grorïosa (CSM 42) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • Santa María, Strela do día (CSM 100) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • Quen a omagen da Virgen (CSM 353) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83
  • Kalenda maya ... anon., Italy, 12th c.    
  • Saltarello ... anon., Italy, Harley 29987 f.63, c. 1400                    
  • Saltarello (akin to a jig) ... anon., Italy, Harley 29987, f.64, c. 1400 
  • CITOLE (in addition to CITOLE or GITTERN list)
  • Man mei longe him liues wene ... anon., England, c. 1250
  • Ce fu en mai ... Moniot d'Arras, France, fl. 1213–1239         
  • tierche Estampie Roial ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, c. 1300
  • Uitime estampie Real ... anon., France, Manuscrit du Roy, c. 1300
  • Stella Splendens ... anon., Catalonia, c. 1390       
  • Ghaetta ... anon., c. 1400, Italy
  • La manfredina / La rota ... anon., c. 1400, Italy

GITTERN (in addition to CITOLE or GITTERN list)

  • Poi-las figuras fazen (CSM 136) ... Cantigas de Santa Maria, Iberia, 1257-83