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Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba innovator combining Celtic, Eastern and Early Music with modern techniques

Album Summary

>Playford, John : Bravade, Argiers
>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
>Anonymous, English : Greensleeves to a Ground
>Traditional, Turkish : Dokumaci Kizlar Yalelli
>Anonymous, English : The Lunatick Lover (tune Grim King of the Ghosts)
>Anonymous, English : Paul's Steeple (from John Playford's Dancing Master) (a.k.a. "The Duke of Norfolk", "St. Paul's Stee
>Traditional, Turkish : Antalyanin Mor Uzumu
>Traditional, English : As Sylvie Was Walking
>Anonymous : The Black Nag
>MacKenzie, John Ban : MacKenzie's Farewell, for pipes
>Trimble, Gerald : Crockery Ware / John Come Kiss Me Now, for voice & 2 bass violas da gamba & percussion
>Trimble, Gerald : The Moor's Revenge, for voice, viol, viola da gamba & percussion
>Traditional, Arabic : Hijaz Taksim
>Trimble, Gerald : Danse de l'Ours / La Chercheuse d'Esprit, for bass viola da gamba
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba innovator, is the primary exponent of a new style of plaing an ancient instrument. His visionary and virtuosic playing combines Celtic, Eastern and Early Music influences with modern techniques and improvisational skills.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The performances are quite unusual. They turn the viola da gamba into a folk instrument. One never knows what is going to happen next but it all sounds quite relaxed and natural. It is an unusual project carried out in style.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: River Guerguerian Studio, Odyssey School, Asheville, No (2010-2013).



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Works Details

>Playford, John : Bravade, Argiers
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol); Gerald Trimble (Viola d'amore)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
  • Performer: Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, English : Greensleeves to a Ground
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, Turkish : Dokumaci Kizlar Yalelli
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Lunatick Lover (tune Grim King of the Ghosts)
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Paul's Steeple (from John Playford's Dancing Master) (a.k.a. "The Duke of Norfolk", "St. Paul's Stee
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, Turkish : Antalyanin Mor Uzumu
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol); Gerald Trimble (Voice); Eliot Wadopian (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.

>Traditional, English : As Sylvie Was Walking
  • Performers: Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.

>Anonymous : The Black Nag
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.

>MacKenzie, John Ban : MacKenzie's Farewell, for pipes
  • Performer: Gerald Trimble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Trimble, Gerald : Crockery Ware / John Come Kiss Me Now, for voice & 2 bass violas da gamba & percussion
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Voice); Webster Williams (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Trimble, Gerald : The Moor's Revenge, for voice, viol, viola da gamba & percussion
  • Performers: River Guerguerian (Percussion); Juan Reyes (Palmas); Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Viol); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Traditional, Arabic : Hijaz Taksim
  • Performers: Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba); Gerald Trimble (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.

>Trimble, Gerald : Danse de l'Ours / La Chercheuse d'Esprit, for bass viola da gamba
  • Performer: Gerald Trimble (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary