Une Douceur violente Une Douceur violente

Despite being the two last important representatives of a school of lute playing dominated by Ennemond and Denis Gaultier, neither Jacques de Gallot nor Charles Mouton can be accused of having simply “kept the flame alive”. Though both publicly acknowledged their debt to the Gaultiers, their own music displays originality and cannot be considered a shallow imitation, despite adhering to principles laid down by this revered dynasty. Of the two, Mouton’s music is nearest in style to that of the Gaultiers and nowhere is this more evident than in the doubles composed to some of their courantes. These fit so well that it is hard to believe that they are the work of a different hand. Jacques de Gallot’s music in contrast represents a distinct departure from the earlier style. The perfection of his music is illustrated by his pupil Johann Armand von Uffenbach: “no harmony of any sort of music, be it as perfect as it may, can compare to that of this soloist”.

Anthony Bailes  ANTHONY BAILES first studied guitar, through which he developed a love of lute music. A chance meeting with Diana Poulton resulted in buying a lute and studying with her. In 1971 he was awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Great Britain to further his studies with Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
Since completing his studies he has toured Europe playing at most major festivals. Of his various recordings, several are considered “milestones” and his interpretations of seventeenth century French and German music are particularly esteemed and have been awarded several prizes. Besides performing and teaching, Anthony Bailes has published music editions and monographs on the lute and its music.

Jacques de Gallot (c. 1625 – c. 1690)   16. Gavotte Vous savez l'amour extrême
  Pièces en la mineur         (from Ballet des Muses)*  
  1. Prélude   17. Menuet  
  2. Allemande Le Bout de l'An de Mr. Gautier       (from Le Triomphe de l'Amour)*  
  3. Courante La Cigogne   18. Menuet
  4. Gigue Le Dogue d'Angleterre       (from Andromède)*
  5. Sarabande La Pièce de huit heures      
  6. Canarie Les Castagnettes Jacques de Gallot
  7. Gavotte La Jalousée   Pièces en fa mineur et do majeur  
  8. Folies d'Espagne   19. Allemande Tombeau de Mr. le Prince de Condé
        20. Chaconne La Comète
Pierre Gallot (c. 1660 – after 1715)   21. Gavotte La Quoquette  
  Pièces en sol mineur      
  9. Prélude Charles Mouton
  10. Apollon
  Pièces en la mineur
      (from Le Triomphe de l'amour)*     22. Prélude
  11. Chaconne Gloire d'Atys
  23. Allemande Tombeau de Gogo
      (from Atys)*     24. Courante et Double
  12. Air Sommes-nous pas trop heureux, belle Iris   25. Sarabande La Princesse
     (from Ballet de l'Impatience)*     26. Chaconne
Charles Mouton (1617 – c. 1699)   Jacques de Gallot  
  Pièces en do majeur     27. Les Plaintes de Psyché
  13. Allemande        
  14. Courante        
   15. Gavotte