Looping Through Time

by Consort of 1

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Looping Through Time explores pieces from historical sources, ranging from 13thc dance tunes through 15thc chansons and 16thc consorts to divisions on a ground from the 17thc. In the live show the music is given the lightest of modern make-overs with the aid of live looping equipment which records and plays back what happens on stage, and the arrangements on this album are based on this live looping technique. Much of this material lends itself well to the layers and cycles that can be produced using the loop station, and many of the musical arrangements are based on the premise of "what might a person from the period when this tune was written have done with this technology, had they had the chance?" However, the improvised sections cannot help but reflect my modern as well as historically informed musical experience. The tracks on this album quite literally loop through time, not only in the way each musical arrangement is based on looped musical material, but also in the order in which we visit various periods in musical history.
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released June 20, 2017

All tracks & arrangements copyright Elizabeth Gutteridge 2017
Recorded 22nd-26th May 2017 at Studio 6 Music, Witham

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Lizzie Gutteridge performs up and down the country, in and out of historical costume, on instruments from the 12th to the 17th centuries and beyond with bands such as Blondel, the York Waits, Wyldes Noyse and at venues that have included The Globe Theatre, Hampton Court Palace, the National Centre for Early Music as well as castles and streets and festivals all over the UK and EU. ... more

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Track Name: When Adam Delved (Treble recorder, voice, tabor, Medieval fiddle)
Chorus: When Adam delved and Eve she span, who was then the gentleman? (X2)
Verse 1:The people they were suffering with famine plague and war, When Richard raised the poll tax they said “we can pay no more”
Verse 2: John Ball he preached in English of how else things ought to be, Of all men equal under God, of rights and liberties
Verse 3: The rebels gathered at Blackheath and there he said to them: “Throw off the yoke of servitude to unjust naughty men!”
Track Name: Ah Robin (Voice)
Ah, Robin, gentle, Robin, Tell me how thy leman (sweetheart) doth and thou shalt know of mine.
My lady is unkind I wis, Alack why is she so? She lov'th another better than me, and yet she will say no.
I cannot think such doubleness for I find women true, In faith my lady lov'th me well she will change for no new.

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