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listen10. Spirit Of Gambo (Poeticall Musick, Tobias Hume 1607) 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. New Jersey - The Ball (First Book of Cotillions, John Carr 1801) 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. John Come Kiss Me Now (A Booke of Lessons for the Cithern & Gittern, Playford 1652) 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Rockbridge - The Garden Hymn (Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music 1820) 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 18, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Maggie's Music
  • ASIN: B000003JMJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,041 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digging Hesperus's 'American Roots'...a nimble balancing of fidelity and freedom that makes this musical history tour is consistently appealing. --Washington Post, April, 1997

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Todd on March 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this CD when I visited Monticello recently (the home of Thomas Jefferson) where they were playing the songs in the gift shop. Imagine my dismay to find that only one cassette tape was left of the fabulous music of Hesperus; however, that tape held me spell-bound all the way home, from Virginia to North Carolina.
It was an incredible journey from the past that has stayed with me since, and every day I drive that one hour back and forth to work. This music has changed everything about the trips, and I can't wait for more.
Thanks to Amazon.com I was able to buy all three CD's, including the incredible "Celtic Roots" that has the most beautiful violas imaginable.
Thank you Hesperus! Please play more!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Kirkland on July 19, 2005
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A good preview of what would become bluegrass in the US. This collection is a sure-fire way to commune with those who have come before. Hearing the uncommon instruments adds to the effect. Well done on all counts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy E. Turner VINE VOICE on July 13, 2011
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Hesperus strikes gold again. Authentic sounds, well played by masters of their instruments. Thank you so much for the inspiring background of Colonial tunes while I work!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tinman on March 24, 2013
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If you are into early American music, you should listen to this music. This was a very nice, lively sampling of period music.
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By Upstate Guy on July 3, 2011
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It's Williamsburg music. I love the music. Wonderful sound. I listen to it constantly. I enjoy it most of all at night before going to bed while I'm reading. It soothes the savage beast, or, is it the savage breast. Anyway, it has a very calming, relaxing effect.
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