Farelive HD proudly presents its first Record Production in the new “Farelive Atmosphere” series: Clarissima by Coro Nuvum Gaudium. The album is being distributed all over the world and from today also by the most exclusive Native DSD Music network platform.
Atmosphere is a new recording technique in DXD and DSD developed exclusively for the Farelive HD music label. It can recreate the acoustic space in immersive mode. Clarissima will be followed by two more Farelive HD productions between January and February 2022.
Binaural editions of a recording can be created in two ways; 1. by using a dummy head (such as those from Neumann and Sennheiser) at the recording session and recording the binaural configuration on the spot, 2. by using the Stereo recording after the fact by mixing it to Binaural in the studio. The Binaural edition of “Clarissima” was created in the studio using the Atmosphere techniques described above.
“O Clarissima” – The Marian theme is particularly dear to the Gregorian female choir “Novum Gaudium”, whose voices, now led by the skilled hands of the disciples of padre Anselmo, the Maestri Anna Gabriella Caldaralo and Rosalia Schettini, and renewed over the years by new lymph, alternate and combine in sound solutions and shades of color that are always different, to perform this supreme celebratory act in harmony.
The praise of Mary Mother of God takes place, therefore, by making the vocal cords of each member of the choral team resonate, an irreplaceable patrimony since it is linked to the uniqueness of every human being, but also interspersing with them some interventions of the tenor recorder and the symphonia, natural accompaniment and support instruments for the voice in the later stages of the evolutionary parable traced by medieval music: the sound mixture obtained allows the exploration of new horizons of originality, also aimed at facilitating the approach by a non-specialized public with regard to a musical tradition that is distant over the centuries and of non-immediate listening.
The repertoire, selected for the occasion, includes multiform pieces in terms of style, liturgical placement, and compositional technique, ranging from syllabic, semi-ornate and melismatic monody, up to the first results that arose in the pre-polyphonic context.
Novum Gaudium Ensemble
Anna Gabriella Caldaraio – Director & Voice
Titti Dell ‘Orco – Voice, Tenor Recorder and Symphonia
Angela Stefanis Lamanna – Voice
Angela De Grazia – Voice
Filomena Saponari – Voice
Total time: 00:41:22
|Analog to Digital Converters||
Hapi Premium, Merging Technologies at DXD (352.8 kHz)
Tannoy, B&W, TDL Monitors
Eustacchio Montemurro at Audionova Studio 4 in Matera, Italy
Neumann & Schoeps
|Original Recording Format|
Eustacchio Montemurro & Peppino Barberio
Chiesa S. Maria La Greca in Putignano (BA), Italy on May 2, 2021
Pyramix Pro, Merging Technologies
|Release Date||December 10, 2021|
“Enjoy Gregorian Chant? I have a new album you may just love. Beautifully sung by the Gregorian female choir Novum Gaudium. With a repertoire around the Marian theme, the pieces on this album have been selected for variety of style, compositional technique, and complexity of sound textures. An intriguing and very gratifying presentation of great richness.”
“It is sometimes thought that medieval chant is the domain of men’s voices only and that the use of women’s voices in these works is somehow anachronistic. I don’t believe this to be true.”
“This is very clearly an on-site recording in a venue that complements the music exceptionally well. One easily senses the large open space of the church, with its very nice reverberation time, while still achieving excellent clarity and resolution in the voices. Nicely done.”
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