David & Ginger Hildebrand and Julianne Baird
Music in the Life of Benjamin Franklin CMI H106
Music in the Life of Benjamin Franklin
The songs and instrumental pieces in this CD and book are those Benjamin Franklin knew and enjoyed during his long and eventful life. Franklin’s musical experiences were extremely varied and comprehensive for his day. Always an advocate for the common folk, Franklin delighted in sentimental Scots songs and broadside ballads. He authored comical texts to be sung as drinking songs. Yet as a diplomat and gentleman he was frequently at the Opera and at concerts in Philadelphia, Paris and London. He was familiar with works by George Frideric Handel, William Hayes, Francis Hopkinson, Anne-Louise Brillon, André Grétry, and Christoph Willibald Gluck.

Book - € 19.50

TRACK LISTING:
1. The Rising Sun
2. The Old Man's Wish
3. Dieu d'Amour, by Gretry
4. Adagio K.V.356(K.V.617a), by Mozart
5. Que l'Hisorie sur l'Airain
6. Minuetto II, by Brillon
7. J'ai perdu mon Euridice, by Gluck
8. Fair Venus Calls
9. The Anthem Sung at Chester
10. Auld Robin Gray
11. The Antediluvians Were All Very Sober
12. The Free Mason/The Mason's Daughter
13. The Stol'n Kiss
14. The Mother Country
15. The Downfal of Pyracy
16. See, Down Maria's Blushing Cheek, by Hopkinson
17. Hallow E'en
18. The Spanish Lady
19. Sae Merry as We Twa hae Been
20. La Voltaire & La Franklein
21. I Sing my Plain Country Joan
22. Wise Men Flatt'ring, by Handel
23. Ode on the Death of Franklin


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