Playing time: 48" 48' + 54' 25" = 1h 43' 13"
Maroccan Ensemble from Fez [Hagg Abdelkarim Rais (rabab, voice), Muhammad Bagdub (voice), Sidi Samlali (violone, voice), Muhammad Ben Hayyun (violone, voice), Hagg Muhammad Buzuba (laute, voice), Saleh Cherki (qanun, voice), Hagg Muhammad Tazi (tar, voice), Hagg Abdelahad Amri (darabukka, voice)] - Hagg Abdelkarim Rais, dir.
Recording site and date:
Phonag Tonstudio, Lindau, Switzerland [02/1977]
Information from owned recording (CD). This is in the "Documenta" series of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and never available in North America. Thomas Binkley wrote the liner of this marvelous recording. This recording appeared at the time the Studio der frühen Musik ceased its activities (1977) but a detail not often known, reported by Binkley in the liners, is that the "Studio undertook two expeditions in the Maghreb (with the assistance of the Goethe Institute) in the 1960's, which were fruitful in the pursuit of elements of musical performance practices relevant to the performance of Western medieval monophony. The result have had a lasting influence on nearly all subsequent performances...". This recording closed a circle. This is also why this LP is sometime wrongly attributed to Binkley and the Studio.
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