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Chanconeta Tedescha


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VicDiesel

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"German song". A 14th century dance tune.

This uses winds: recorder (G alto and sopranino), krumhorn; strings: saz & oud (I'm out of practice!); percussion: daf, framedrum, riq.
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Uploaded: Nov 26, 2011 - 10:01:55 PM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2011 - 08:29:35 AM Last Played: May 12, 2017 - 12:59:00 AM
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Char said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
I'm going to
have to look up krumhorn, saz, daf, framedrum and riq. Amazing music, Vic. Thanks for this.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Fantastic
That you own these instruments and can play them so well and produce such a professional sounding recording is quite remarkable.
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Symphony101 said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Great virtuosity
Awesome performance specially on the recorder. Are the percussions recorded live too ? They sound great too ! Very nicely done.
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VicDiesel said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Percussion
Yes, live. Most of the time it's a big framedrum, the daf (also called tar) has a rattling sound, and the riqq is like an egyptian tambourine.
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Skweryl said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
VERY WELL DONE SIR!
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Feter said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
Ahh, Man this is so great so genuine ,the amount of instruments you are playing just blew my mind ..Thanks so very much for sharing such gem with us !!
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richard13 said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Interesting
I played this through speakers during coffee this morning, with the volume up a little because I love Renaissance music (and Vic Diesel's playing). When it was finished I said isn't that wonderful and my wife said please don't play it any more, it hurts my ears.
It's ok Vic, she doesn't like a lot of my music either ;-)
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magnatone said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
this is quite amazing, how you put these things together vic. very cool sounds - you don't sound out of practice to me!
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VicDiesel said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Practice
The oud is fretless. My intonation is not quite what it should be....
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RochaMalhada said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
krumhorn
is that the one that sounds a tad like a kazoo?

ha! Nicely done, Victor - yeah a little rusty (more noticeable toward the end) but it worked fine, giving it a more community feel.

. - Harold
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VicDiesel said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
kazoo
That's the one....
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ShadowofNine said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
I recently watched "Pillars Of The Earth" while not as good as the book this music put me in mind of village life while building the great cathedral..masterful work....
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Sigmund said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
It is impressive how you are able to play (and play well) so many authentic instruments to create your soundscape. Nice work
Sig
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H3nry said 2128 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Brave man!
It takes guts to attempt all these old, barely tune-able instruments. It's rare to master a single one, let alone a whole orchestra. Thanks for sharing.
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PatriciaGirl said 2127 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Excellent
Beautiful performance. Thank you for the download.
pg
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Narad said 2127 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
Excellent performance !
There is a beautiful vid on YouTube too :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YcT9CmWxac

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drakonis said 2127 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
not a sackbut in sight?
What a fun melody, and I loved the period instruments, and despite your lament of being out of practice, this is deftly played... perhaps your recorder dexterity covers your oud-of-practice oud playing. Huzzah!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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gadzooks said 2127 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Chanconeta Tedescha
Fantastic and impressive performance considering the number of real instruments being played. Recorders are wonderfully played ... cool krumhorn ... sounds like something in a klesmer band. Playing a fretless stringed instrument is tough but I think you've done well. I like your percussion and the way you build the piece and just when I thought the tune ended you came back with that last bar ... wonderfully real!
SG
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PeterB7858 said 2126 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Finesse...
Enjoying the sound of these real and unusual instruments played with great finesse, Vic. The oud intonation variation just adds to the authentic, live feel. Well recorded. Regards, Peter.
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LonePineMusic said 2126 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Well-Played, Sir!
Your work is always amazing. I like the sort of cross-cultural sound you've got here - crumhorn and recorder (very German-sounding) next to those eastern strings. Cool stuff! I've been thinking about getting a frame drum (or a bodhran) for a while - now I really want one! :)
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VicDiesel said 2126 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
cross culture
It's an interesting research question how many middle-eastern influences there are in early european music. It's clear that some instruments (lute, tambourine, rebec, and something obscure called "nakers") are direct imports from the east. Crusades and general trade with the east.... Beyond that? Who knows. So I actually feel moderately comfortable about mixing some influences and still being historically informed.

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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2126 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Nice
Always loved this tune. Great version. Check out the one by Wolgemut if you get a chance.
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egobandit said 2126 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
bund es post
Love the percussion, playing the recorder can use up all your wind, the swirling in this is incredible,
Im gonna look up framedrum

enjoyed
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VicDiesel said 2125 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Framedrum
It's just a generic name for flat drums. Every culture seems to have had them. Remo makes some for about 40 bucks that sound decent. Everyone should have one, just in case. Mine are not Remo, btw.
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Jarvoid said 2125 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Same Remo that
make banjo heads ? Interesting track ...and even more intersting collection of instruments ! Im sure Saz, Riq ,Daf and Krum Horn were founder members of mediaeval Status Quo....but I could be wrong....much enjoyed .

Jarvo
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Macaudion said 2125 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
well now...
...this is so not what my mind was revving up for, but i wasn't quite ready to rev up this a.m. either. i'm also having to google each of your seemingly, eclectic choices of instruments. quite the musicianship going on in this piece even if there was one musician for ea instrument! but one musician for all of them is a bit impressive regardless of what your claim is for the status of your practice!

now why was i so surprised at the chosen piece of music, am i that out of though or am i that out of touch... nvrmnd...

great listen Vic! this is one to study. thanks for the traveler! M
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Mosaica said 2125 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Melodic diversity
Love the middle eastern flavour from the daf (I've played one of these :-) and the recorder is so clear and clean-sounding. I hadn't heard of a krumhorn, but yes it does sound a bit like a kazoo! ;-) Interestingly the almost unison parts are given diversity by the wide tonal difference in the range of instruments.

This is really lovely, and must have been a lot of work, congratulations.
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TheReverendAG said 2124 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Pro
People should be paying you to listen to this stuff. Freaking awesome.
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paul f. page said 2124 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Love it!
Bring out the sacbutts!!! You really capture that early Renaissance flavor with this ditty, Vic. Funny how the krumhorn (I guess) sounds so much like a muffled kazoo. This was really a pleasant listen this evening. Kudos for the courage to write/arrange this ancient music. It still rings with life and hope. Bravo.
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Philip18 said 2124 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Impressive
Well done to put all the instruments together and find a space for them. Delightful melody, and I like the way you put light and shade into the piece. Much enjoyed!
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sonnyjim said 2123 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
It must be
weirdly fun to be conversant in old instruments and their tunings. Kind of like be able to make multi-lingual puns.
I wish I knew more about what goes into performing a piece like this (shit, I wish I knew more about music period). It bounces right along, though, and I don't doubt for a second the accuracy of it or your commitment/scholarship. More than a little jealous, am I!

SJ
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oldlibmike said 2122 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Fills many frequencies!
Amazing how these instruments fill the audio spectrum! Refreshing after all the electronica I play with (though you are very good with electronica as well as have heard). I wasn't aware that such sounds could occur with out wavetables, oscillators, LFOs and envelopes :)
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Doug Somers said 2121 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Tanzmusik
Sounds very authentic (I guess with your set of real instruments how could it not?), and the vibe you've got going feels quite danceable. I like the way you bring different instruments into the fore here and there - is that part of the arrangement from the composer or was that your own artistic choice?

Your recorder tone is lovely, by the way.

Doug
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SJB said 2116 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Wunderbar
It's fantastic to hear these real instruments arranged, played and recorded so well. It's great that people can make music these days with samples and loops but when the whole thing is "real" it has an extra wow factor.
Much enjoyed
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smokey bacon jnr said 2107 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
brilliant!
Quite an ensemble! The framedrum rhythm is reminiscent of modern drum and bass I thought. You manage the feat of not making a recorder sound like its being played in infant class!! Excellent.
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Corporal Beef said 2086 days ago (January 8th, 2012)
Chanconeta Tedescha
I'm really happy that there are still some who keep this music alive, thank you. This is a great mix; I feel like I'm sitting in the middle of the room, surrounded by the instruments. I've heard the krumhorn in early Russian folk music; was it a common instrument throughout Europe?

This was very enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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jibes said 2082 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Chanconeta
Well done Vic! I admire your abilities to put this all together.
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Slashh! said 2079 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Chanconeta Tedscha
Krumhorn? Saz? Daf? Riq? Who are you -- Future Man? (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Reference.) Clearly I have to step up my Medieval instrument game. Off to the Googler.
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alfredthepelican said 2045 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
mike oldfield of renaissance
Brilliant playing and engineering
cheers
Mark
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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