Intrada - Schein (c. 1617) arr. Jo Quail

by Jo Quail

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This is the first in a series of pieces I will make available for streaming, an eclectic mix of music bound together only by the fact that I like each piece, and it means something to me! Schein's Intrada was a piece we used to perform several years ago at the Centre for Young Musicians, I loved it as soon as I played it and it's stayed almost fully formed in my mind for many many years. I always wanted to arrange this wind piece for cello quartet, though in all fairness 'arrangement' is a bit strong, as it was more a case of redistribution of parts here and there, and fitting it in to 2 rather than 3 octaves (as I didn't fancy screaming around in this instance...). I do love this sound world in general, and it filled me with exuberant joy recording this piece. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Recorded at home with my DPA mic, each line performed in one take.


released September 25, 2014
Arranged and performed by Jo Quail.
Produced by James Griffiths



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Cellist Jo Quail’s music is original, powerful, seductive, soulful and inspiring. Jo’s music builds from the simplest of figures into magnificently captivating soundscapes that never lose their sense of proportion or purpose, merging sublime melodies with unstoppable rhythms, equally comfortable exploring complex harmonies and freeform improvisation. ... more

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