The Carlo G Manuscript
Virtuoso liturgical music from the early 17th century

In the short history of modern musicology, the discovery of a “new” and important manuscript is a rare and exciting event. In the case of the Carlo G manuscript, it was not just that an important manuscript suddenly appeared, but also that it quickly disappeared again. After 400 years of oblivion, this is the debut of the mysterious Carlo G and his music. The musical content of his manuscript provides vivid testimony to the unique repertoire and performance practices of liturgical music in Italy of the early 17th century.


- Diapason (10/2017)

- Toccata altemusik, Robert Stroll (91/2017)
"Die Einspielung ist absolut überzeugend und für mich ein Muss. Denn das ist nicht nur new entdeckte Renaissance-Literatur; das ist auch und vor allem erstkallig umgesetzt, mit einam Spitzeninstrument, einem Spitzen-Oranisten, mit erstklassigen und einfühlsamen Instrumentalisten. Und die Gesangsparts sind einfach nur noch makellos schön - hier vermisse ich absolut nichts."

Gramophone, Lindsay Kemp (10/2017)
"In places intimate, in others ravishing, these pieces are a delightful find, and are beautifully performed, recorded and presented."
Perrine Devillers, Sopran
Doron Schleifer, Countertenor
Ori Harmelin, Chitarrone
Elam Rotem, Organ and musical direction
Guest musicians:
Plamena Nikitassova, Violin
Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Organ
Organ: Antegnati, early 17th century; restored by Giovanni Pradella (2013), in Chiesa dei Santi Eusebio e Vittore, Peglio (CO), Italy.
A production of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – Hochschule für Alte Musik
Recorded at Chiesa dei Santi Eusebio e Vittore, Peglio (CO), Italy, on 26-27 April & 2-6 May 2016
Recording producer and mastering: Oren Kirschenbaum