Album

Various Artists

Songs and Dances of Bohemian Baroque

Catalogue Number: SU 4098-2
Published: 15th June 2012
Genre: Vocal
Format: 2 CD
Musica Bohemica - Songs and Dances of Bohemian Baroque

Musica Bohemica, Artistic Director: Jaroslav Krček

Twenty years ago, Josef Krček and the ensemble Musica Bohemica made three landmark recordings that conveyed to the listener genuine treasures from the oldest collections of Czech folk songs and dances. More than at any other time, in the 17th and 18th centuries folk songs mingled with the music heard in churches and aristocrats' courts; after all, it was played by the very same musicians, teachers and folk bands. These songs and dances have been preserved owing to the official collection carried out in 1818 in the governorates of the Austrian Empire, as well as sources compiled by collectors in various corners of Bohemia - either folk musicians (e.g. the fiddler Ondřej Hůlka in the Zlatá Koruna area), or churches (e.g. 17th-century dances noted down bythe chronicler of the Cistercian Order at Velehrad, Kristian Hirschmentzel). A versatile musician and composer, Jaroslav Krček has arranged the songs with his singular signature and a sense for the uniqueness of every one of them. Musica Bohemica's recordings, which over the years have lost none of their beauty and inimitability, are now released with a sensitively remastered sound.



Folk songs and dances of the Bohemian Baroque with Musica Bohemica - gems with a beating heart and the scent of history.

CD 1

Folk Song
1. Dance of death - Where are we going so fast - Oh, my God, oh my love 01:51
Folk Song
2. At our Bárta's 01:17
Anonymous
3. Alia phantasia. From Five Baroque Dances 01:15
Anonymous
4. Alia non illepide. From Five Baroque Dances 01:28
Anonymous
5. Alia I. From Five Baroque Dances 01:26
Anonymous
6. Alia II. From Five Baroque Dances 02:09
Kristian Hirschmentzel
7. Saltus civilis. From Five Baroque Dances 02:01
Anonymous
8. Bon Repo dance of death 02:31
Folk Song
9. Valachica 02:30
Folk Song
10. She cooked cakes in cold water - A maid walked sadly. From Dances from Haná 01:51
Folk Song
11. At a fair in Prostějov. From Dances from Haná 01:43
Folk Song
12. Dance Song. From Dances from Haná 02:39
Czech Folk Song
13. Kate, Kate, Kitty. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:48
Czech Folk Song
14. Go, my true love, go to the woods. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:43
Czech Folk Song
15. In our yard. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:27
Czech Folk Song
16. Look, they are pulling down the Krumlov castle. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:21
Czech Folk Song
17. Those bells of the monastery - Unploughed fields. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:08
Czech Folk Song
18. Oh, my own lad. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:16
Czech Folk Song
19. My love is from Rájov. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:38
Czech Folk Song
20. Hey, carrier, carrier - I am a carrier. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:47
Czech Folk Song
21. All girls of monastical village. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:27
Czech Folk Song
22. The country is green all around the monastery. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:50
Czech Folk Song
23. The peasant is coming from Prague. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 03:48
Czech Folk Song
24. In our village green. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 04:05
Czech Folk Song
25. They are putting horses on in the monastery. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:29
Czech Folk Song
26. Grass is green around the monastery. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:22
Czech Folk Song
27. Look, girl, look. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:25
Czech Folk Song
28. Those sheep of Krňany. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:59
Czech Folk Song
29. From the ground I have come onto the ground. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 03:17
Czech Folk Song
30. There are fields around the monastery. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:49
Anonymous
31. If there were war - Look at me. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:15
Folk Song
32. Go to the forest, my sweetheart - An oak tree is growing. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 02:12
Folk Song
33. On our village green. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 03:10
Folk Song
34. Hey, lad, put the horses on. From Ondřej Hůlka's Collection from Zlatá Koruna 01:39

CD 2

Folk Song
Ten Dances from the Second Half of the 18. Century
1. Nos. 23 and 54 from Čáslavsko 01:23
2. Nos. 24 and 55 from Čáslavsko 01:46
3. No. 21 from Čáslavsko 01:38
4. No. 15 from Klatovsko 01:18
5. Nos. 35 and 46 from Loketsko 02:17
6. Nos. 9 and 10 from Plzeňsko 02:28
Czech Folk Song
7. Autumn season come 02:14
Czech Folk Song
8. As she climbed into the carriage 02:13
Czech Folk Song
9. And I shall not be here 02:04
Czech Folk Song
10. Wait now, carrier boy 02:19
Czech Folk Song
11. Why oh why, sweetheart of mine 02:02
Czech Folk Song
12. Slow rise 03:18
Czech Folk Song
13. If only I knew 01:51
Czech Folk Song
14. The sorrow I have 02:09
Czech Folk Song
15. Meadow, meadow 01:24
Folk Song
16. My chubby lassie 01:31
Czech Folk Song
17. So sad, I wouldn't have known 01:50
Czech Folk Song
18. Slapdash 01:25
Czech Folk Song
19. I had a sweet dove 02:47
Czech Folk Song
20. Yesterday the sun shone for me 03:08
Czech Folk Song
21. If, by God's grace 02:32
Czech Folk Song
22. Pay me, oh farmer 01:58
Czech Folk Song
23. My cherished meadows of Dolany 02:02
Czech Folk Song
24. The old country tavern 02:24
Czech Folk Song
25. The nightingale's song 01:24
Czech Folk Song
26. Round about Prague 02:27
Czech Folk Song
27. Green is the meadow 02:18
Czech Folk Song
28. How cruel love can be 01:08
Czech Folk Song
29. Leave me alone, my laddie 02:46
Czech Folk Song
30. Is it true or is it not 02:52
Czech Folk Song
31. As I will ride through the wood 02:11
Czech Folk Song
32. The linden tree stood all alight 02:11
Czech Folk Song
33. Go to sleep dark eyes 02:34
Czech Folk Song
34. As you pass by the entrance gate 02:45