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Track(s) taken from SIGCD526

Ciaccona a 7


MIN Ensemble, Mark Bennett (conductor)
Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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Recording details: July 2017
Jar Church, Bærum, Norway
Produced by Sean Lewis
Engineered by Sean Lewis
Release date: March 2018
Total duration: 4 minutes 58 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph © Nikolaj Lund.


‘Rykkvin and Bennett duet with impeccable poise and judicious trills in the opening section of the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne … Rykkvin's polished technique and confident musical personality yield a lovely account of Télaïre's lament from Castor et Pollux’ (Gramophone)
An instrumental divertissement comes in the form of Czech composer and priest Philipp Jakob Rittler’s charming Ciaccona. Growing from a simple ground bass that circles gently in continuo instruments, the work expands outwards, adding ever thicker and more exuberant instrumental embellishments from trumpet and strings, to turn a graceful dance into an ecstatic musical celebration, before reversing the process and dying away to nothing.

from notes by Alexandra Coghlan © 2018

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