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De Profundis / Michel Godard, Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Tre Bassi

Godard / Ebner / Santana / Benevoli / Grandi
Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Carpe Diem   Catalog #: 16274   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michel GodardWolfgang EbnerLee SantanaOrazio Benevoli,   ... 
Performer:  Michel GodardPaul WillenbrockLee SantanaHille Perl,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

DE PROFUNDIS • Tre Bassi; Michel Godard (serpent); Hille Perl (vdg, lirone); Lee Santana (chitarrone) (period instruments) • CARPE DIEM 16274 (52:35 Text and Translation)

"[Lee Santana] is...an unfettered, highly imaginative musician who doesn’t fit the traditional mold of an early-music specialist. Likewise, his CDs are somewhat outside of the box, no more so than [this] one, which,in addition to late 16th- and early 17th-century vocal works from Italy and Germany, [thisincludes original compositions by Santana and Michel Goddard, who is billed as a tuba and jazz serpent player (no kidding). Goddard’s Improvisation on De profundis clamavi and D’Araignée are very dense and somber pieces that feature microtonal
Read more improvisations on serpent. His Magnificat, at six minutes the most extended piece on the program, is likewise dark, but breaks into an improvised jazzy section in the middle, complete with background scat singing. All the vocal work is rendered by the excellent Tre Bassi, an ensemble of (what else?) three bass singers, Alain Buet, Paul Willenbrock, and Phillipe Roche. Santana and his colleagues have done remarkable work in unearthing original 16th- and 17th-century works for three equal bass voices with instruments. The most outstanding of these is undoubtedly Grandi’s Deus misereatur nostri, but the bouncy Factum est silentium in coelo by the totally obscure Alberik Mazák (1609–61) is an important discovery, too. Santana’s three compositions on this CD, Island on an Island, Mr. Ed and This Time the Last, defy description, but there are elements of pop music, jazz, madrigal harmony, and folk music in a highly eclectic and unpredictable mix. A most unusual disc that grew on me—recommended."

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Works on This Recording

1. Improvisation on "De profundis clamavi" by Michel Godard
Performer:  Michel Godard (Serpent)
2. De profundis clamavi by Wolfgang Ebner
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
3. Island on an Island by Lee Santana
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
4. L'Araignee by Michel Godard
Performer:  Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Michel Godard (Serpent), Lee Santana (Chitarrone)
5. Mr. Ed by Lee Santana
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
6. This Time the Last by Lee Santana
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
7. Collocet eum cum principibus by Orazio Benevoli
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
8. Deus misereatur nostri by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
9. Factum est silentium in coelo by Alberich Mazak
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
10. Factum est magnam praelium by Maurizio Cazzati
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
11. Magnificat by Michel Godard
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
12. Magi videntes stellam by Antonio Cifra
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
13. Ave Maria by Johann Melchior Gletle
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Switzerland 
14. Salve Regina by Thomas Eisenhuet
Performer:  Paul Willenbrock (Bass), Lee Santana (Chitarrone), Hille Perl (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Michel Godard (Serpent), Alain Buet (Bass), Philippe Roche (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tre Bassi

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