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- Diego Ortiz: Recercada segunda; Elisabeth Reed & The Voice of the Viol 4K UHD
Diego Ortiz: Recercada segunda; Elisabeth Reed & The Voice of the Viol 4K UHD
In this video
The Recercada Segunda of Diego Ortiz, performed by the viol consort The Voice of the Viol; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba solo.
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This recercada was printed in Rome in 1553 as part of Ortiz’s treatise on ornamentation. In this composition, Ortiz demonstrates how to create a highly imaginative set of variations over a repeating bass pattern called the “passamezzo moderno.” Live video from the inaugural concert, Friday October 7, 2016; this work is presented here for the first time in 4K, UHD video.
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The Voice of the Viol was founded in 2015 in order to perform and film consort and solo music for the viola da gamba. Directed by Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, the Voice of the Viol is part of the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Voices of Music now has 40 videos featuring the viola da gamba, you can view the entire playlist here: https://goo.gl/z2ZnMZ
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The Voice of the Viol, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, director
Elisabeth Reed, bass viol solo
Joanna Blendulf, treble viol
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, tenor viol
Farley Pearce, bass viol
David Tayler, renaissance lute
Special thanks to Peter Winkelstein, Toby & Marie Szuts.