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Ciaramella Dances On Movable Ground LP 180g Vinyl 45rpm Steve Hoffman Bernie Grundman Yarlung USA

Artist: Ciaramella Ensemble
Title: Dances On Movable Ground
Catalog Number: YAR09261-819V
Label: Yarlung Records
Barcode: 889211092611
Original release year: 2015
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 267gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 31, 2017
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People have been dancing as long as we can remember. Medieval children ringing round the roses of the Black Plague, Renaissance nobility processing to the stately basse danse, city folk courting to the steps of the pavane, and the already pregnant bride in Brueghel's painting The Peasant Wedding, all danced their way through the rituals of life; courtship, marriage, political intrigue, harvest, and the final Dance of Death which we must all join regardless of social status, wealth or position.

 

 

Rated 9/11 Music and 11/11 Sound by Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

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  • Audiophile Analog Recording
  • 45rpm 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • Mastered by Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
  • All analog cut by Bernie Grundman
 
 

On this release, the Ciaramella Ensemble perform music composed by Gaspar Sanz, Andrea Falconieri, Alessandro Piccinini, Adam Knight Gilbert, and Diego Ortiz.


People have been dancing as long as we can remember. Medieval children ringing round the roses of the Black Plague, Renaissance nobility processing to the stately basse danse, city folk courting to the steps of the pavane, and the already pregnant bride in Brueghel's painting The Peasant Wedding, all danced their way through the rituals of life; courtship, marriage, political intrigue, harvest, and the final Dance of Death which we must all join regardless of social status, wealth or position.


The title "Ciaramella: dances on Movable Ground" plays on the fact that they live in Southern California, where the ground might roll or shake below their feet at any time. But dancing on shifting grounds is also a musical concept that serves as a unifying element in this recording. Grounds are the repeated chord progressions and melodies that lie at the heart of Renaissance and Baroque dance. these grounds form the basis of almost all dances of the early modern era. Players would improvise melodies and variations, beginning first with simple melodies, and gradually adding increasingly florid and virtuosic variations to show off their skill and invention.


Ciaramella are a six-member ensemble bringing to life Medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. Praised for performing intricate 15th c. counterpoint "with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme," its members are united by the conviction that every composition conceals a rich story waiting to be unlocked through historical research and a speculative performance.


Founded on a core of winds: shawm, sackbut, recorder, bagpipe, and voice, Ciaramella takes its name from the Italian shawm (a centuries old woodwind family instrument) and from a 15th c. song about a beautiful girl whose clothes are full of holes. When she opens her mouth, she knocks men flat. Ciaramella's members met as graduate students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. They first performed together on Christmas Day 2003 in Spoleto, Italy.


"Your stereo was made for Ciaramella's Dances on Movable Ground... The sonics are astonishing and the Pallas pressing dead quiet. Quite simply, if you want to know how good your stereo can possibly sound, get this short, but delightful record (if the woodwinds "break up", blame your turntable, not the recording or pressing)!" - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet


"We recorded this album using RMGI 468 tape, five-foot long Yarlung-Records designed stranded silver interconnects, customized vacuum tube preamplifiers by Elliot Midwood and no mixer. The signal path was as short as we could make it, with as few electronics between performer and final product as possible. There is no compression or limiting on this 45 RPM vinyl pressing and Bernie cut the lacquer directly from the tape, bypassing the board." - Bob Attiyeh, producer


"A real stunner of Renaissance music and dance. This album is as good as it gets...a jewel. Alive with definition, the "you are there" sound pops into the room right before your ears. Best imaging, pacing, and sense of verisimiltude I have ever heard...Bravo Yarlung!" - Robert H. Levi, PFO


"...when these extremely talented musicians begin to play, their liveliness and freshness is almost palpable. This is not just dance music; at its best, this is living music, current, non-academic, and certainly not old. Dance music was there from the beginning. And when it is played like this, the sounds of 300 years ago sound as if the were made only yesterday." - Robert Strobl, Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell

 

 

Track Listing:


Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
1. Jacaras


Andrea Falconieri (1585-1656)
2. Passacalle


Adam Knight Gilbert (b.1961)
3. The Fisher and Fox


Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638)
4. Chiaconna in partite variate


Andrea Falconieri
5. L'Eroica


Anonymous
6. Greensleeves to a Ground


Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)
7. Recercada ottava

 

 


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