Music of the Shakers, Colonial music, Music of the Civil War, American Gospel music, and music of the Victorian era.
Music of Colonial America
Includes: lively country-dance tunes, evocative Shape Note Hymns, old time Appalachian fiddle tunes, graceful European parlor music, French cotillions, divisions and improvisations.
The World Turned Upside Down
Barry Phillips and Friends explore the colorful variety of music popular in late 18th and early 19th century America, from elegant Colonial drawing rooms to homely frontier hearths to rollicking waterside taverns.
On this exciting new work Barry Phillips has arranged three distinct types of music: American choral pieces by William Billings and other early American composers, dance tunes from John Playford’s The English Dancing Master, and folk tunes of the period and earlier.
An Early American Quilt
In towns and villages, parlors and ballroom, from the Applachian Mountains to the great concert halls, Hesperus once agains celebrates the diversity of Early American music performed on a wide variety of folk and early music instruments.
Jefferson's Fiddle is a delightful collection of instrumental pieces from the music library of Thomas Jefferson. Featuring William Coulter on acoustic guitar and Deby Benton Grosjean on fiddle.
Early American Roots
Spirited new sounds from early Colonial America - from the arrival of the first colonists to the American Revolution and the birth of our republic. Performing on recorders, Baroque viola da gamba, flageolet, hammered dulcimer, cittern and Baroque guitar.