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Griffin Renaissance Records

 

        Our Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque series presents performances of European music of the 12th through the 18th centuries. These feature small vocal and instrumental ensembles rendering historically informed interpretations of the music of these times in the style of and played on original or reproductions of the instruments appropriate to each period. This provides a rich variety of musical experience from more than six countries spanning nearly 600 years. Some of our current projects (with release dates) are listed below.


        The following CDs are available by contacting us at the address or phone number at the bottom of the page:

The Portable Weiss Festival
Vox Feminae

        Keyboards of the Wilson Collection, is a recording of the impeccably restored historical harpsichords and pianos owned by Charles West Wilson of Red Lion, PA. These original instruments: a bentside spinet, an early small piano, two large harpsichords, and grand piano, were all made in England from 1734 to 1808. Music appropriate to each instrument was chosen to demonstrate the variety of sounds and styles spanning the period. The recording also features a stunning dialog between a 1791 Kirkman harpsichord and an 1808 Broadwood piano in Johann Ludwig Krebs - Concerto in A-minor for Two Keyboards. (May 2009)

 

The following project is in progress:

        A Renaissance Christmas in Germany features vocal and instrumental music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Some of the greatest and most joyous music celebrating the Christmas season comes from the German heritage. From the solemn penitential introspective Advent to the joyful exuberance of the Nativity celebration, capturing the essence of the spirit of the season seems a special province of the German Composers. In addition to ‘a capella pieces, the vocal ensemble is accompanied by a wind band consisting of cornetti, lyzzard, rackett, kortholts, krumhorns, and recorders.

 

 

P.O. Box 15 Morrisville, PA 19067

(215) 295-7149

griffinrenaissance@gmail.com