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Old Songs
Mark Jickling and Chris Mason translate Archaic
Greek poems (7 - 4th Century B.C.)and put them to music,

   


with Liz Downing: vocals, Rebby Sharp: fiddle, and others
.

I. Alcman

II. 19 Old Songs (various Archaic Greek poets)

III. Honey Nor Bee (Sappho fragments sung in Greek and English)

IV. Hipponax


I. Alcman
1. Asleep (89)
2. Kingfisher (26)
3. God Made 3 Seasons (20)
4. She’s Dancing (4c)
5. Diving Women
6. 3-legged Pot (17)
7. Aphrodite It Isn’t (58)
8. The Girls Scattered (82)
9. Megalostrata (59 a&b)
10. Leukotheia (4a)
11. The Louvre Partheneion (1)

Liz Downing: vocals and banjo
Rebby Sharp: fiddle
Mark Jickling: vocals, banjo, guitar, tunes,mandolin, and translations
Chris Mason: vocals, guitar, tunes, and translations
Recorded by John Chriest and Charlie Jamison at Mt. Royal Studio, 2005
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition


II. 19 Old Songs

  1. Evening Star (Sappho 104a)
  2. Kingfisher (Alcman (26)
  3. Hermes Give Me A Coat (Hipponax 32, 34, 36)
  4. He Seems Like A God To Me (Sappho 31)
  5. Neoboule (Archilochus 118 & 119)
  6. Oh Sweet Mother (Sappho 102, 130)
  7. Up In Smoke (Crates 14)
  8. Sappho Sweet Smiling (Alcaeus 384)
  9. Sappho Fragments (Sappho 134, 136, 137)
  10. Peace (Bacchylides 7)
  11. Anaktoria ( Sappho 16)
  12. Fast Ship (Solon 19)
  13. Little Perseus (Simonides 543)
  14. The Sun Works Hard (Mimnermus 10)
  15. Wondrous Adonis (Praxilla 747)
  16. Dragged Feet First (Crates 13)
  17. The Philosopher's Way (Xenophanes 6)
  18. Muse Reject The War (Stesichorus 210 & 212)
  19. You Draw The Bow Oh Artemis (Alcman 63, 170)

Liz Downing: vocals and banjo
Rebby Sharp: fiddle
Mark Jickling: vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, tunes, and translations
Chris Mason: vocals, guitar, tunes, translations.
Allen Thrasher: flute
Jamie Wilson: percussion
Paul Jickling: guitar
Anne Watts: accordion
David Fair: vocals
Pam Kraemer: vocals
Elizabeth Mason, Annatruus Bakker,
Lucy Stahl and Hannah Stahl:
girls' chorus vocals
Recorded by Jamie Wilson, 2002-2003
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition


III. Honey Nor Bee
(Sappho Fragments in Greek & English)
  1. Come Muses Again (127)
  2. I Loved You (49)
  3. Mnasidika (82a)
  4. Oh Sweet Mother (102)
  5. Don't Know What To Do (51)
  6. The Stars (34)
  7. He Is Dying (140)
  8. Athi (131)
  9. Leto and Niobe (142)
  10. Eyes (151)
  11. I Have A Beautiful Daughter (132)
  12. Evening Star (104a)
  13. Neither For Me (146)

Liz Downing: English vocals
Chris Mason: Greek vocals, guitar, tunes, translations
Recorded by Jamie Wilson, 2004
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition


IV. Hipponax
  1. Listen To Hipponax (1)
  2. Hermes Gimme A Coat (32, 34, 36)
  3. Kikon (4/4a)
  4. Rich and Lazy (26/26a)
  5. Chatters and Chokes (102)
  6. Scapegoat Fragments (6,9,20)
  7. Dog Strangler (3)
  8. Idiot Judge (154)
  9. Blood and Bile (73)
  10. Crooked Dice (129a)
  11. Smyrna Road (42)
  12. Father Zeus (38)
  13. Salmydessus (115)
  14. Alibas (134)
  15. Back of Town (50)
  16. Medicate (39)
  17. Arete and Bupalus (12 - 17)
  18. Blissful Hermes (177)

Mark Jickling: vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, tunes, and translations
Chris Mason: vocals, guitar, tunes, translations
With David Fair and Liz Downing: vocals
Paul Jickling: guitar, Jamie Wilson: drums,
Lucy Jickling: Celtic Harp, Rebby Sharp, fiddle,
Anne Watts: accordion
Recorded mostly at home, 2004
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition

More info at Old Songs
email: oldsongs@mindspring.com

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors and performeres. © 2006 Chris Mason & Mark Jickling. Used with permission of Chris Mason & Mark Jickling. Distributed by PennSound.