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Fermi's Paradox / Surrick, McFarlane

Surrick, Carloyn/Mcfarlane, Ronn
Release Date: 11/20/2020 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92244  
Composer:  Ronn McFarlaneTraditionalCarolyn Anderson SurrickMarin Marais,   ... 
Performer:  Ronn McFarlaneCarolyn Anderson Surrick
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carolyn Surrick writes of this new release: “When I called Ronn McFarlane in January to ask if he wanted to play a house concert in April, he checked his calendar and said, “Sure, sounds great!” Members of Ensemble Galilei... are spread across the country, and we don’t usually get together until right before a performance. But Ronn and I live about twenty miles away from each other, so we started rehearsing. February turned to March in this year of COVID-19. There would be no house concerts. But we kept meeting on Saturday mornings... It was a few weeks into March when I turned to him and said, “Hey, let’s make a recording in June.” It was a crazy idea. We didn’t have much shared repertoire... That meant a huge investment of time and Read more energy. I did not receive a resounding affirmative response. But days passed and the reality of the pandemic settled in. Nothing else was going to be happening this spring. No concerts. No tours. Cancellation after cancellation, with no end in sight. “Yes,” he said, “let’s do this.” I called Lindsey Nelson, Ensemble Galilei’s wonderful executive producer, and Collin Rae, the master of strategic marketing at Sono Luminus. I texted our producer, Dan Merceruio. Totally on board. We added rehearsals. Wrote harmony parts. Wrote new music. Arranged our favorite tunes for lute and viola da gamba… All in the shadow of the pandemic. Would we have done this a year ago? Not a chance. We were too busy… The recording exists because of this moment in time...”

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REVIEW:

What is wonderful and becomes most fascinating are the new compositions and the threading of two or three songs into one. Carolyn Surrick’s viola da gamba has a rarity in its ability to provide shadings of emotions that add great chemistry. Equally, Ronn McFarlane’s investments are worthy and in their own right.

– ConcertoNet.com (Christie Grimstad) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fermi's Paradox by Ronn McFarlane
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 2018 
2.
She moves through the fair by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
3.
John Barleycorn by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: England 
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
4.
Gĺnglĺt efter Hamare by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
5.
The Last Day by Carolyn Anderson Surrick
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 2020 
6.
Gigue La Petite by Marin Marais
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 1714 
7.
Blackwater Slide by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Notes: arr. R. Mcfarlane for lute and viola da gamba 
8.
The Rose of Raby by Dave Shepherd
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
9.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
10.
Daniel's Chaccone by Ronn McFarlane
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 2013 
11.
Trinity Grove by Ronn McFarlane
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 2019 
12.
Essercizii musici, P 47: no 17, Solo for Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo in E minor TV 41 no e 5 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; Germany 
13.
Resolution, P 13 "Dowland's Adieu for Master Oliver Cromwell" by John Dowland
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14.
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, hymn by Hans Leo Hassler
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; Germany 
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
15.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Robert Robinson
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 1758 
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
16.
Sjungar-Lars Visa by Traditional
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
17.
Little Martha by Duane Allman
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Written: 1971 
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 
18.
Planxty O'Rourke, 2nd Air by Turlough O'Carolan
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
19.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Carolyn Anderson Surrick (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: arr. for lute and viola da gamba 

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