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14v18pdAs Raízes da Música Americana
Les Racines du Folksong Americain
The Boston Camerata

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As Raízes da Música Americana

A civilização americana veio em grande parte da velha Europa. Isso, todos nós sabemos – será que sabemos? Para o mito moderno, a América industrial que, completamente nova, impulsionada pela tecnologia, sem raízes, é forte na mente contemporânea.

A música americana, nós tendemos a pensar, é um produto dos tempos modernos e das grandes cidades. No entanto, aqueles que conhecem e amam as tradições da música popular americana estão cientes de que a “novidade” do novo mundo é algumas vezes mais aparente do que real.

Grande foi a alegria dos estudiosos da música popular americana quando, um par de gerações atrás, começaram a registrar versões esplêndidas de baladas elisabetanas das bocas de camponeses semi-alfabetizados nos Apalaches do sul.

E muitas das melodias locais coletadas em Quebec antes da primeira Guerra Mundial têm antecedentes nos cadernos de músicas francesas do início do Renascimento. Este registro não ortodoxo, um mix intencionalmente provocador de música antiga com a popular moderna, destina-se, antes de tudo para dar prazer – mas é também uma meditação sobre a história, em arquétipos, e sobre a transmissão da cultura humana.

Grande parte da cultura da Europa renascentista, tanto “clássica” como popular, sobreviveu no campo: no Velho Mundo, é claro, mas também no Novo. O que as elites das cidades e das cortes, impacientes em busca de novidade haviam rejeitado, manteve-se no gosto popular rural até mesmo em nosso próprio tempo.

Como vimos tantas vezes na América (e talvez em outros lugares, também) o gosto de pessoas comuns podem ser pelo menos tão bom – ou melhor – que os julgamentos de uma confraria oficial. Em nossas raízes reside a nossa força!

Joel Cohen

The Roots of American Music

American civilisation came in large part from old Europe. So we all know – but do we? For the myth of modern, industrial America, that brand-new, technology-driven, rootless place is strong in the contemporary mind.

American music, we tend to think, is a product of modern times and big cities. Yet those who know and love American folk traditions are aware that the “newness” of the new world is some-times more apparent than real.

Great was the joy of English folksong collectors when, a couple of generations back, they began notating splendid versions of Elizabethan ballads from the mouths of semi-literate peasants in the Southern Appalachians.

And many of the country melodies collected in Quebec before the first World War have antecedents in the French songbooks of the early Renaissance. This unorthodox recording, an intentionally provocative mix of early art song and modern folksong, is meant first of all to give pleasure – but it is also a meditation on history, on archetypes, and on the transmission of human culture.

Much of the culture of Renaissance Europe, both “high” and popular, survived in the countryside: in the Old World, of course, but also in the New. What the impatient, novelty-seeking elites of the cities and courts had rejected remained to delight rural folk even into our own time.

As we have seen so often in America (and perhaps elsewhere, too) the taste of ordinary people can be at least as good – or better than – the judgements of an official coterie. In our roots lies our strength!

Joel Cohen

New Britain – The Roots of American Folksong

I – PROLOGUE/OPENING MUSIC/PRELUDE
Anonymous, Southern Europe, 10 th c./ The Sacred Harp, Philadelphia, 1860
01. Opening music: 1. Judicci Signum / The Great Day
Provence, ca. 1200 / New Mexico, 1953
02. Opening music: 2. Calenda maia / Cuando por el oriente

II – VIEILLE FRANCE ET NOUVELLE FRANCE/OLD AND NEW FRANCE
Quebec, 1914 / Borlet, ca. 1400
03. Old & New France: 1. Rossignolet du bois joli / Rossignolet del bos jolin
Quebec, 1914 / Loyset Compère, ca. 1500
04. Old & New France: 2. Dans Paris y-a-t-un’barbière / Allons-nous faire la barbe
Quebec, 1914 / Anonymous, ca. 1500
05. Old & New France: 3. Mon père m’a mariée / Mon père m’a mariée
Canada, ca. 1900 / Jean Planson, 1587
06. Old & New France: 4. Gabriel Nazareth / Une nymphe jolie
Quebec, 1914 / Jacob Arcadelt, ca. 1568
07. Old & New France: 5. C’est en passant par Varennes / Margo labourés les vignes
Jean Baptiste Besard, 1603 / Québec, 1914
08. Old & New France: 6. Bransles de village / Il étrait une Cendrillon
Quebec, 1914 / Amsterdam, ca. 1620 / Belgium 20 th c.
09. Old & New France: 7. C’est dans la ville de Bytowm / C’est dans la ville de Bytowm

III – CHANSONS ET BALLADES ERRANTES/WANDERING SONGS AND BALLADS
France, ca. 1475 / Germany, 1619 / England, 1859 / Tennessee, 1937 / Georgia, 1855
10. Wandering songs & Ballads: 1. Il est venu le petit oysillon / An jenem Tag, nach Davids sag / Barbara Allen / Heavenly Dove
Virginia, 1931 / England, ca. 1550
11. Wandering songs & Ballads: 2. Chevy Chase / The Kings hunt is upp
Scotland, ca. 1650 / Nova Scotia, 1950
12. Wandering songs & Ballads: 3. My love gave me a cherry / I gave my love a cherry
Thomas Ravenscroft, 1611
13. Wandering songs & Ballads: 4. Hey, ho, nobody at home
Texas, 1950 / Thomas Ravenscoft, 1611
14. Wandering songs & Ballads: 5. There were three crows / There were three ravens
Scotland, ca. 1620 / Ohio, 1925
15. Wandering songs & Ballads: 6. Lady Cassilles lilt / Gipsy Davy
Scotland, 1790
16. Wandering songs & Ballads: 7. The Jolly Beggar
Thaunton, Massachussetts, 1934 / Northern England, ca. 1920
17. Wandering songs & Ballads: 8. Billy Boy / Billy Boy

IV – SINGING SCHOOL (THE SOCIAL HARP, GEORGIA, 1855)
……POLYPHONIE POPULAIRE AUX ETATS-UNIS/FOLK POLYPHONY IN THE US
Diego Ortiz, 1654 / North Carolina, 1916
18. Wandering songs & Ballads: 9. Ricercada premera / Betty Anne
The Social Harp, Georgia, 1855
19. Wandering songs & Ballads: 10. Singing School
Boston, 1794
20. Wandering songs & Ballads: 11. Thomas-Town
The Sacred Harp, Philadelphia, 1860
21. Wandering songs & Ballads: 12. New Britain (Amazing Grace)
The Social Harp
22. Wandering songs & Ballads: 13. Parting Friends
23. Wandering songs & Ballads: 14. Hallelujah

New Britain – The Roots of American Folksong
The Boston Camerata. Director: Joel Cohen
1990

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Um CD do acervo do musicólogo Prof. Paulo Castagna. Obrigado !!!

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