Anon. - A Port, Straloch ms. - Video

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Anon. - A Port, Straloch ms. - Video

Post by StuMayes » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:27 pm



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Re: Straloch ms. Anon - A Port

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:20 pm

It's a wonderful piece which I've played a hundred times on lute and guitar. Good to see other people playing it.

FYI - it's pronounced porsht, meaning air, or tune that is not danced to. There are various portan (plural of port) and they seem to have developed from the older tuning prelude, commencing with octaves, which is how harp/clarsach and lute players tuned their instruments.

Which edition did you use, Stu?

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Re: Straloch ms. Anon - A Port

Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:42 pm

Thanks for sharing your performance! Happy New Year!

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Re: Straloch ms. Anon - A Port

Post by StuMayes » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:57 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:20 pm
It's a wonderful piece which I've played a hundred times on lute and guitar. Good to see other people playing it.

FYI - it's pronounced porsht, meaning air, or tune that is not danced to. There are various portan (plural of port) and they seem to have developed from the older tuning prelude, commencing with octaves, which is how harp/clarsach and lute players tuned their instruments.

Which edition did you use, Stu?
Thanks Rob, yes I love this piece very much, thanks for the extra info which I was not aware of! I had understood that a 'port' was a lament, usually composed for someone deceased, not sure if that is correct, but I do favour works with a melancholy flavour. I used a tabulation in F# lute tuning.

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