Editors’ Notes This is a bold clash of ancient and modern played on acoustic and electric guitars. Shibe, one of the finest young guitarists today, begins his program in the 17th and 18th centuries with delicate, intimate miniatures for lute. Two short works by James MacMillan bring us to the modern era before Shibe picks up a Fender Stratocaster for Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, a multilayered tour de force blending jazz, pop, and African styles, Shibe negotiating its rhythms with pinpoint precision. Originally scored for bagpipes, Julia Wolfe’s Lad is a screaming, relentless portrayal of grief. And David Lang’s “Killer” is the album’s ferocious showstopper, a fitting end to this thrilling journey.

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Divertimento I (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar)
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Ladie Lie Near Me (Wemyss Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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Mervell's Sarabande (Wemyss Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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A Scotts Tune, by Mr. Lesslie (Balcarres Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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Holi and Faire (Wemyss Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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Swit Sant Nickola (Rowallan Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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The Canaries I (Straloch Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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The Canaries II (Straloch Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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A Scots Tune (Rowallan Manuscript) [Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar]
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From Galloway (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar)
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Since It Was the Day of Preparation: Motet I (Transcr. G. Duthie, Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar)
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Electric Counterpoint
Electric Counterpoint: I. Fast
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Electric Counterpoint: II. Slow
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Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast
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LAD (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar)
LAD (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar): I. [Drones Only]
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LAD (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar): II. The Slow Melody
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LAD (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar): III. The Fast Melody
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Killer (Arr. S. Shibe for Guitar)
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