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Mediaeval Baebes: Mirabilis

Song NameComposerArranger
Star of the SeaKatharine Blake / Ruth Galloway / Anonymous
Trovommi AmorKatharine Blake / Petrarch
TemptasyonEmily OvendenKatharine Blake / Emily Ovenden / Stephen Yates
San'c Fuy Belha Ni PrezadaCadenet Ruth Galloway
All For Love of OneMaple BeeMaple Bee / Audrey Evans / Katharine Blake
The LamentKatharine Blake / Nick Marsh / Robert Burns
Musa Venit CarmineKatharine Blake
KilmenyKatharine Blake / James Hogg / Ruth Galloway
Lhiannan SheeCylindra Sapphire
Umlahi
Cittern Segue
Return of the BirdsKatharine Blake
Tam LinKatharine Blake
Scarborough FayreKatharine Blake
Come My SweetTeresa Casella / Anonymous
Mark Hur Var SkuggaCarl Michael Bellamn Rachel Van Asch / Carl J. Magnusson
The World Fareth As A FantasyeKatharine Blake
AwayAudrey Evans

"Mirabilis" is a Latin word with pre-Christian or pagan origins that was used in the Mediaeval period to describe a supernatural force on the fringes of this world. Eight beautiful women with equally beautiful voices and a fetish for stunning costumes (which they model in the exquisite full-color liner notes and which are now approaching the size and complexity of costumes created for SF's "Beach Blanket Babylon") continue to prove that 13th-15th century English music and poetry are totally hot and sexy. The Baebes, now down to 8 members, bring us another exotic collection of 18 songs largely from early English sources, with music and arrangements by Katherine Blake and other group members. Most songs are lightly accompanied by percussion, dulcimer, zither, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, strings and other instruments. Particularly wonderful are "Musa Venit Carmine," "Lhiannan Shee," "Umlahi" (with words and music by Blake), the haunting "Tam Lin," a sweet and lively cover of "Scarborough Fayre," the folk tune made famous by Simon & Garfunkel, the rhythmic "Come My Sweet," "This World Fareth As A Fantasye," and the ethereal "Away" which features Blake on lead vocal. "Mirabilis" is the 6th recording by the Baebes to grace our PAC catalog, and we have noticed 3 things--each album is excellent, each seems better than the last, and the Baebes are having as much fun dressing up and creating this magical music as we are, seeing and listening to them!

Item code: 7809C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Early Music  | Accompanied | Female | England
NTW30415B.2

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