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Now & Then - Sirena Recorder Quartet

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Catalogue numberBIS-2115 SACD
Release date2015-01-01
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time66:31

“The ensemble is excellent, the arrangements ingenious, the recording absolutely natural and evocative.” Gramophone

On their latest disc, the Danish-Swedish Sirena Recorder Quartet treats us to a wide-ranging selection from their regular concert repertoire. Now & Then illustrates the huge variety of sounds and moods that can be achieved by just four recorder players – admittedly playing on more than twenty (!) different recorders between them, as well as on a toy piano appearing in the Swedish composer Staffan Mossenmark’s Childhood. The repertoire spans from a 14th-century estampie – a renaissance dance – to Chiel Meijering's Sanctus, composed in 2003, by way of Vivaldi and Bach. A characteristic aspect of Sirena’s live performances is the choreographic element that the ensemble incorporates in order to intensify the experience. This can be sampled on a number on video clips, for instance on YouTube, but the quartet’s interest in movement is also audible on the present recording; rhythm and drive are guiding lights in Fulvio Caldini’s Clockwork-Toccata or The Jogger by Dick Koomans, both inspired by the minimalism of Steve Reich, but also in Tarquinio Merula’s La Lusignuola (‘nightingale’), from the very beginning of the 17th century.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
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    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
$ 15.38
Extra material for download
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  Concerto per quattro flauti, Op.3 No.11 (RV565) 10:13
01 I. Allegro 00:53 $ 0.21 USD
02 II. Adagio e spiccato 00:28 $ 0.11 USD
03 III. Allegro 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
04 IV. Largo e spiccato 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
05 V. Allegro 02:53 $ 0.69 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Three Chorale Preludes for organ 05:20
06 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV731 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
07 In dulci jubilo, BWV608 01:13 $ 0.29 USD
08 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV610 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
  Composer: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
  Concerto pour 5 flûtes-traversières in D major, Op.15 No.3 08:13
09 I. Allegro 01:49 $ 0.44 USD
10 II. Adagio 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
11 III. Allegro 03:21 $ 0.80 USD
  Composer: Meijering, Chiel
12 Sanctus (2003) 03:31 $ 0.84 USD
  Composer: Koomans, Dick
13 The Jogger (1994) 04:14 $ 1.02 USD
  Composer: Mossenmark, Staffan
14 Childhood (1998/2003) 07:40 $ 1.84 USD
  Composer: Caldini, Fulvio
15 Clockwork-Toccata, Op.68/c (1999) 04:04 $ 0.98 USD
  Composer: Scheidt, Samuel
16 Fantasia super ‘Io son ferito ai lasso’ 07:25 $ 1.78 USD
  Composer: Merula, Tarquinio
  from Canzoni a quattro voci…, Libro primo (1615) 09:14
17 Canzon seconda ‘La Lusignuola’ 05:06 $ 1.22 USD
18 Canzon quarta ‘La Merula’ 04:08 $ 0.99 USD
  Composer: Anonymous
19 Petrone, estampie from the Robertsbridge Codex 04:11 $ 1.00 USD
  Album total 66:31
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
Caldini, Fulvio
Koomans, Dick
Meijering, Chiel
Merula, Tarquinio
Mossenmark, Staffan
Scheidt, Samuel
Vivaldi, Antonio
Recorder quartetSirena Recorder Quartet

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