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The Cradle of Harmony: William Sidney Mount's Violin and Fiddle Music

The Cradle of Harmony: William Sidney Mount's Violin and Fiddle Music

William Sidney Mount (1807–1868) was an accomplished American painter, but he had many other interests and talents as well, such as playing the fiddle. He also designed and patented a novel type of violin, which he called "The Cradle of Harmony." The songs on this album are played on one of three such extant instruments; they produce a rich and full sound and, thanks to their curved back, are louder than the standard model.

Most of the tunes come from Mount's manuscripts, though he is the original author of only "In the Cars on the Long Island Railroad," and are performed by violinist Gilbert Ross. Liner notes include information on Mount and his fiddle design as well as information on each track.

Track Listing

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Willet's Hornpipe Gilbert Ross 0:47
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102
Tis the Last Rose of Summer Gilbert Ross 1:21
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103
Waltz Gilbert Ross 1:51
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104
Merry Girls of New York Gilbert Ross 1:00
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105
Yellow Hair'd Laddie Gilbert Ross 1:30
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106
Stony Brook Moonshine Gilbert Ross 1:00
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107
Yankee Hornpipe Gilbert Ross 0:52
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108
Birks of Invermay Gilbert Ross 2:20
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109
Brown Polka Gilbert Ross 0:55
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110
In the Cars on the Long Island Railroad Gilbert Ross 1:00
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111
Col. Thornton's Strathspey Gilbert Ross 1:57
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112
Rosa Waltz Gilbert Ross 1:20
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113
Cotillion in the Key of C, No. 2 Gilbert Ross 0:42
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114
I'll Meet the Maid in the Moonlight Bower Gilbert Ross 1:20
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115
Old Sussanna, Don't You Cry For Me Gilbert Ross 0:55
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116
Motion of the Boat Gilbert Ross 0:50
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117
Gentle Annie Gilbert Ross 2:08
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118
Waltz, the Cachucha Gilbert Ross 1:32
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201
Pittsburgh Hornpipe Gilbert Ross 0:49
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202
Braes of Tullymet Gilbert Ross 1:34
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203
Fashionable Schottisch Gilbert Ross 2:20
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204
Fancy Dance Gilbert Ross 0:40
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205
Miss Eleanor Robertson's Favorite Gilbert Ross 1:55
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206
Possum Hunt Gilbert Ross 0:40
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207
Middletown Hornpipe Gilbert Ross 0:48
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208
Shawn Tanish Willichan Gilbert Ross 2:58
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209
Jordan Jig Gilbert Ross 1:15
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210
Cotillion in the Key of C, No.4 Gilbert Ross 1:15
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211
Braes of Athol,The Gilbert Ross 1:29
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212
Bloomingdale's Waltz Gilbert Ross 1:26
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213
Lord St. Vincent's Hornpipe Gilbert Ross 0:40
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214
Highland Watch, Now the 42nd Regiment or Royal Highlanders Gilbert Ross 2:19
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215
Uncle Ben's Favorite Gilbert Ross 1:26
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216
Nancy Till Gilbert Ross 0:45
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217
First Sett, No.1 Gilbert Ross 1:24
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