Saturday, September 18, 2010
On Stage: Bach and Jethro Tull
The bourree is a ballet step, a dance of French origin, and also a type of musical beat.
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764), a German composer, writer, lexicographer, diplomat and music theorist, wrote of the bourrée, "its distinguishing feature resides in contentment and a pleasant demeanor, at the same time it is somewhat carefree and relaxed, a little indolent and easygoing, though not disagreeable."
This selection is the Bourree from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, arranged by Ian Anderson.
Ian Anderson, the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 42nd year as a recording and performing musician.
Ian was born in 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. After attending primary school in Edinburgh, his family relocated to Blackpool in the north of England in 1959. Following a traditional Grammar school education, he moved on to Art college to study fine art before deciding on an attempt at a musical career.
Tull formed in 1968 out of the amalgamation of the John Evan Band and McGregor's Engine, two blues-based local UK groups.
Jethro Tull and their fans have supported many worthy causes predominately within the realms of wild cat research and conservation, disaster relief, education, and historical preservation.
For more Tull details you may visit their website http://www.jethrotull.com/
Without further ado, you may tap your feet while I hope you enjoy Jethro Tull's rendition of J.S. Bach's Bourree.
Martin Barre (guitar); Ian Anderson (flute); Andy Giddings (keyboards); Jonathan Noyce (bass guitar); Doane Perry (drums).