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Jozef van Wissem — A Rose By Any Other Name
(Anonymous Lute Solos Of The Golden Age) — CD

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1. Untitled
2. Maggae Hamfor
3. Untitled
4. Katherine’s Bairdie
5. Untitled
6. Corne Yards
7. Lamento Di Tristano — Rotta
8. Whip My Toudie
9. Hench Me Malie Gray
10. A Port
11. Woe Betyd Thy Wearie Body
12. Canaries
13. Robine Is To The Greenwood Gone
14. Bransle
15. En Me Revenant
16. General Leslys Godnight
17. I Choys To Ly My Lon
18. Lady Lie Near Me
19. Blue Ribbon
20. Lilt Milne
21. Packingtones Pound
22. Sick, Sick And Very Sick
Composed By –  Anonymous
Design –  Meeuw
Lute, Producer – Jozef van Wissem
Mastered By – Pascal Sloet tot Everlo
Other [Ten Course Lute Built By] – Michael Schreiner
Photography By – Dorinde de Tempe
Recorded in 2006
“Twenty-two enduring melodies — sprightly and contemplative, simple and complex — collected in the 16th and 17th centuries by people who could both play the lute and afford such extravagances. Some were composed by noble folk too proud to admit they dabbled in such low pursuits, but most came from minstrels and such so famed in their own era that transcribers didn’t bother to record their names—or so believes the annotator, who puckishly signs himself or herself ‘Anonymous’. Four centuries later, even the dance numbers are calming, their beauty sometimes merely pretty after all this time but no less welcome for that, and the most elaborate figurations seem modest, especially given the lute’s anachronistically mellow sound. Plus there are those melodies. Lady Lie Near Me sets me to humming Cumberland Mine every time.”
Robert Christgau