45 RPM Vinyl Record
180-gram, 45 RPM LP
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original tape
"As much pleasure as the melodic compositions and spirited playing bring, an additional highlight is the superb, minimally miked recording (a single AKG C24 tubed 'stereo' unit), produced to analog recording tape at USC's Alfred Newman Hall. ... The short signal path wired with five foot long custom, stranded silver interconnects, features custom Elliot Midwood-designed vacuum tube preamplifiers and no mixer. The cut from the original tape at 45rpm by Bernie Grundman uses no compression or limiting. ... The sonics are astonishing and the Pallas pressing dead quiet." — Music = 9/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. To read Fremer's full review, click here.
"...Ciaramella plays this music with conviction and expressiveness and makes it accessible for contemporary audiences. One certainly can't ask for more." — Edward Reichel
Ciaramella Ensemble ventures "toward modern times" with intoxicating dance melodies from musicians who lived from the 1500s into the Baroque era, and includes new compositions by Adam Gilbert as well. Ground bass patterns underlie all of this music; sometimes one can hear it clearly and sometimes the ground bass line is veiled within the polyphony.
Ciaramella artistic directors Adam and Rotem Gilbert lead the ensemble, which includes music on theorbo, Baroque guitar, viola da gamba, drums and percussion, harpsichord, wind instruments (including recorders, Renaissance brass, shawms), and hurdy gurdy.
|Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)|
|Andrea Falconieri (c. 1585-1656)|
|Adam Knight Gilbert (b.1961)|
|3. The Fisher and Fox|
|Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638)|
|4. Chiaconna in partite variate|
|6. Greensleeves to A Ground|
|Diego Ortiz (c.1510-c.1570)|
|7. Recercada ottava|