Wilde Roses

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Program: #21-02   Air Date: Jan 04, 2021

Anna Tam is a former member of the Mediaeval Baebes, and has created this ensemble to continue exploring music of ancient traditions.

NOTE: All of the music on this program was performed by the ensemble Wilde Roses created by Anna Tam. 
 
For more information: https://www.wilderoses.com/about
 

I. Wilde Roses 

Wilde Roses album cover
 
Wilde Roses is a musical collaboration between singers, multi-instrumentalists, composers, dancers and performers Anna Tam and Emily Alice Ovenden. Musically and visually inspired by the medieval and renaissance world, we draw our repertoire from illuminated manuscripts, courtly song books, Elizabethan broadside ballads and the folk tradition. Fascinated by the stories in these songs - medieval religious imagery so beautifully infused with nature; renaissance tales of piracy, jilted lovers and general folly alongside some of the most sincere and tender love songs that reach to the heart of life and human relationships - we are moved by a desire to explore and recreate the sound world of this historical repertoire and to share these exquisite songs with present day audiences. Emily and Anna come from different musical backgrounds and met whilst they were both part of the Mediaeval Baebes.
 
1 Edi beo thu hevene queene
2 Henry Martyn
3 Will yow walke the woods soe wylde
4 Dou way Robin
5 Cauda
6 Riddles wisely expounded (inter diabolus et virgo)
7 Cold and raw
8 And can it be that I should gain?
9 My lady greensleeves
10 Song of Amhairghin Glúngheal
11 Alas departynge is ground of woo
12 An Awhesyth
13 Man mai longe lives weene
 

II. Woven

Wilde Roses - Woven cover
 
Wilde Roses - led by singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and passionate researcher Anna Tam and featuring singer and medieval wind performer Emily Baines, and medieval plucked string and percussion performer Arngeir Hauksson - are musically and visually inspired by the medieval and renaissance world. Our repertoire is drawn from illuminated manuscripts, courtly song books, Elizabethan broadside ballads and the folk tradition. Fascinated by the stories in these songs - medieval religious imagery so beautifully infused with nature; renaissance tales of piracy, jilted lovers and general folly alongside some of the most sincere and tender love songs that reach to the heart of life and human relationships - we are moved by a desire to explore and recreate the sound world of this historical repertoire and to share these exquisite songs with present day audiences. 
 
On Woven, the ensemble Wild Roses twines together anonymous music from the British medieval and renaissance eras with early works pulled from the folk tradition. This music was the fabric of society, created from handed down music and woven into early counterpoint, like thread across the warp of a medieval weaver. Traveling from the 1100s to the end of the 1600s, and from the reign of King Henry I to Charles II, this program is a wonderful musical time machine.     
 
1 Nota
2 Deo Gracias Anglia
3 Edward Llwyd
4 Omnia Vincit Amor (love conquers all)
5 Agnus Dei
6 Ar Ne Kuth Ich Sorghe Non
7 Ar ne kuth Estampie
8 Kat Godeu (the battle of the trees)
9 The Willow Song
10 I Will Give My Love An Apple
11 Verbum Patris Humanatur
12 Broom of Cowdenknows
13 Danger Me Hath, Unskylfuly
14 I Have A Yong Suster
15 My Lady Carey’s Dompe
16 To Drive The Cold Winter Away
17 Stanes Morris-Italian Rant-Nonesuch-Indian Queen