Etcetera and Olive not only share a common goal in making new and unknown repertoire available to the listener. Both set themselves a high musical standard, that makes this more than a perfect match.
The musicians on Olive Music have grown towards a certain repertoire that is not main stream and therefore often unavailable. Their desire is to help fill this gap. They try to capture the magic and spontaneity from the concerts in the recordings, which, in their experience, can only be accomplished when the music has been performed many times and has become a part of them.
Olive Music features music from the 20th century (Monografia, Ives Songs), 14th century (Trecento, Squarcialupi Codex, Santenay), French baroque period (Ténèbres, Louis Marchand), Italian 17th century (Farina: Pavane & Gagliarde, Roberto Gini: Viola Bastarda), English renaissance (Byrd), 15th century (Dufay, Santenay) and recorder music over the centuries (Rayuela).
In addition to this colourful package there is more Trecento repertory, in an ongoing series of the medieval ensemble TETRAKTYS, with compositions from the Chantilly Codex.
CODEX CHANTILLY 2 (of 15 volume complete edition)
Zsuzsi Toth, cantus
Carlos Mena, altus
Kirsty Whatley, harpe
Marta Graziolino, harpe
Silvia Tecardi, vielle
Baptiste Romain, vielle
Kees Boeke, flute, vielle