My second CD of music for English country dancing is inspired by, and contains some of the music published in "The Lover's Luck" by Thomas Bray in 1699. A few of the tunes are played exactly as written, with others I have changed the accompaniment a bit. The 18th century had many such collections as dance became ever more popular. At least two of the pieces are American born: the Young Widow (c.1788) and "The Belles Of Newport" by Newport Gardner (1746-1826) considered the first African American professional musician and composer. As with my earlier collection A Call To The Dance I have tried to create as authentic a sound as possible. I think the use of period instruments along with four genuine antiques makes this an unusual if not unique musical experience
1. The Portugal Minuet - 3:21  2. Softly Good Tummas - 4:25  3. The Lover's Luck - 5:51  4. Lilibulero - 4:56  5. The Brandywine - 4:37  6. A Conceal'd Health - 5:36  7. Barbarini's Tambourine - 4:35  8. Rosamond's Pond - 2:31  9. Belles Of Newport - 5:12  10. Successful Campaign - 4:24  11. Old Wife Beside The Fire - 4:21  12. Granadier's Exercise - 2:45  13. The Young Widow - 4:46  14. Easter Eve - 3:43  15. La Piece Futoise Cottillion - 4:41
The Lover's Luck Mußick for Country Dancing
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