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Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Philadelphia-based Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro, and talks to two artistic directors Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken.

Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro, based in Philadelphia. This wonderfully colourful, virtuosic ensemble have been together for over 25 years. During the programme Lucie talks to the two artistic directors, Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken about their work. The music in the programme is from the ensemble's many recordings, using a wide variety of instruments and repertoire, and includes arrangements of French chansons and Flemish dances, and music inspired by the ensemble's recent trip to Bolivia.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Weelkes

    Tan tara ran tara cries Mars

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • NAVONA RECORDS.
    • NV 5823.
  • Heinrich Finck

    Greiner, zanner

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • DORIAN RECORDINGS.
    • xCD-90292.
  • Jacques Buus

    Arrangement of "Content desir, qui cause ma douleur" a 6 & Anonymous: Basse Danse "Content

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 447 107-2.
  • Anonymous, arr. Piffaro

    Bransles de village

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 447 107-2.
  • Gaspar Fernandes

    Pois con tanta graca

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 453 441-2.
  • Gaspar Fernandes

    Dios itlaçonantzine

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors) [from new CD ‘Los Ministriles in the New World’]

    • Navona Records.
    • NV5875.
  • Juan Arañés

    Chacona: "Una sarao de la chacona"

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors) [from new CD ‘Los Ministriles in the New World’]

    • Navona Records.
    • NV5875.
  • Tielman Susato

    Passe et medio & reprise; Gaillarde; La Morisque

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 457 609-2.
  • Anon.

    Gentil Prince

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • DORIAN RECORDINGS.
    • xCD-90301.
  • Anonymous (arr. T. Zajac)

    Piva "Gentil Prince"

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors)

    • DORIAN RECORDINGS.
    • xCD-90301.
  • Anon.

    Carro della morte

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors), The Concord Ensemble

    • DORIAN RECORDINGS.
    • DOR-90312.
  • Kile Smith

    Veni Sancte Spiritus from Vespers

    Performers: Piffaro, The Crossing (vocal ensemble)

    • Navona Records.
    • NV 5809.
  • Anonymous, arranged by Piffaro (early 17th c.)

    Villano

    Performers: Piffaro, Joan Kimball & Robert Wiemken (directors) [from new CD ‘Los Ministriles in the New World’]

    • Navona Records.
    • NV5875.

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