1 CD £11.00


Select destination then

Readers of Poems — (HS) Helena Shire and (JA) Jack Aitken.

Singers — (items 5 and 6) Margaret Fraser accompanied by Kenneth Elliot,
(items 7 and 8) The Saltire Singers: Margaret Fraser soprano, Constance Mullay alto, Duncan Robertson tenor, Frederick Westcott baritone, conducted by Hans Oppenheim (recording by arrangement with Helena M Shire).

1 Start of commentary written and read by Helena M Shire. The commentary continues throughout the recording and is intended to be listened to in its entirety. Individual readings and songs are to be found at the following track numbers. c1:36

2 Hay nou the day dauis (HS) 1:45 +c3:39

3 Whill as with whyte and nimble hand (HS) 0:46 +c2:02

4 A bonny No, with smyling looks agane

(Ung doux nenny avec un doux sourire) ( HS) 1:23 +c0:33

5 What mightie motione so my mynd mischeivis 3:52 +c3:39

6 Before the Greeks durst enterpryse 2:10 +c1:02

7 Adeu O Desie of delyt 3:02 +c0:51

8 In throu the windoes of myn ees 2:20 +c5:17

9 Extracts: The Flyting between Montgomerie and Polwart. The Secund Invective: Montgomeryes Answeir (concerning the birth and breeding of Polwart). (JA) 11:08 +c3:47

10 Extracts: The Cherry and the Slae (JA) 13:17 +c0:17

11 Blind Brutal Boy that with thy bou abuses. (Aganist the God of Love ) (HS) 0:53 +c1:30

12 Ressave this harte whois Constancie wes sik ("A lang Guidnicht") (HS) 2:49 +c3:39

The publisher acknowledges the financial assistance of the Scottish Arts Council in the production of the original cassette.

ALEXANDER SCOTT (?1515–1583)



1 CD £11.00 + p & p


Select destination then

1 Introduction by Professor John MacQueen 18:00

2 (Quha is Perfyte) [JA] 2:07

3 Of May [JA] 3:25

4 Ffolowis the Justing and Debait vp at the Drum betuixt Wä Adamsone and Iohine Sym [DM] 7:32

5 (A Rondel of Luve) [MacQ] 1:15

6 (Lament of the Maister of Erskyn) [MacQ] 1:55

7 (Luve preysis but Comparesone) [JA] 2:09

8 (It cumis yow Luvaris to be Laill) [JA] 2:16

9 (A Luvaris Complaint) [JA] 2:23

10 (To Luve Vnluvit) [MacQ] 1:25

11 (In June the Jem)[MacQ] 1:54

12 Ane New Yeir Gift to the Quene Mary, quhen Scho come first Hame, 1562 [DM] 12:57

13 Song: How suld my Febill Body Fure [sung by Roy Mackenzie, tenor, and played on harpsichord by James V J Miller] 2:53

running time of this CD 60:30

Readers — [MacQ] John MacQueen, [JA] Jack Aitken, and [DM] David Murison.

The text used was from The Poems of Alexander Scott, ed. James Cranstoun LL.D, The Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh, 1896




sscd 042

1 CD £11.00


Select destination then

1 Introduction by Matthew P McDiarmid 3:35

2 Prologus: On his Translation (vol II pp6-11, p12, and p14) [JA] 2:13

3 The Eneidos begins (II p19, pp75-78) in Vergil’s Latin [AF] 1:02

4 The Eneidos begins (II p19, pp75-78) in the Dryden translation [GP] 1:18

5 The Eneidos begins (II p19, pp75-78) in Douglas translation [JA] 1:07

6 (Quhou stranglit as the prest hecht Laccon and how the hors clam our the wallis of stone) [McD] 7:40

7 Aeneas in burning Troy (II pp100-101) [McD] 3:34

8 Aeneas and Dido and Gossip (II pp164-165) [TC] 2:39

9 Deiphebos greets Sybil and his brother Aeneas when Troy visits Hell (III pp35-36) [DM] 2:03

10 The Roman Genius (III p55) [DM] 1:05

11 Prolough of Sevynt Buke: Winter (III pp61-63)[TC] 4:58

12 Nysus’s arrow kills Tagus, whose friend Volsceus turns upon the boy Euryll

and kills him (III pp198-199) [JA] 1:59

13 Lament of Euryll’s mother seeing her son’s head on the enemy wall (III pp202-203) [TC] 1:49

14 Wounded Aeneas hunts the swordless Turnus (IV pp125-126) [DM] 1:30

15 Douglas’s farewell to his work (IV pp192-193) [TC] 3:11

16 Intro to extraxts from The Palice of Honour in the Shorter Poems of

Gavin Douglas, ed. P J Bawcutt (Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1967) [DM] 0:47

17 Dreidful Dreme (II pp136-172) [DM] 2:23

18 The Muses’ Fountain (II pp1126-1161) [DM] 2:11

19 Conscience [DM] 2:08

running time of this CD 47:30

Readers — [McD] Matthew P McDiarmid, [DM] David Murison, [JA] Jack Aitken, [TC]Tom Crawford. [AF]Alistair Fulton reads the Vergil Text, [GP] George Philp the Dryden Translation.



2 CDs £18.00 + p & p


Select destination then

Onie track ablo wi blae hyperlink haes an online swatch cleikit til it.


1 Introduction by Edwin Morgan 6:54

2 Lament for the Makars 6:23

3 The Golden Targe 15:59

4 Dunbar at Oxinfurde 1:25

5 The Dance of the Sevin Deidly Synnis 4:16

6 Meditatioun in Wyntir 3:07

7 Of James Dog 1:17

8 Of the same James, quhen he had plesett him 1:30

running time of this CD 40:51


SSCD 020-2

To a Ladye 0:49

2 To the Merchantis of Edinburgh 3:27

3 On the Resurrection of Christ 1:48

4 The Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo 30:36

5 Remonstrance to the King 4:00

running time of this CD 40:52

Readers — Edwin Morgan, Robert Garioch, Alexander Scott, Jack Aitken, Eleanor Aitken, Barbara Douglas and Carol Ann Crawford