- (Duo Arioso)
- Format: CD
CANTICO - this critically acclaimed recording by Duo Arioso serves up a feast of Early Music, sumptuously arranged for flutes & harps. Flavored in the Renaissance tradition, CANTICO features lively & familiar works from the 13th to the 17th Centuries such as 'Estampie', 'Salterello', 'Hey, Ho, Nobody Home', 'The Cutty Wren' and a rousing rendition of Henry Purcell's 'Hornpipe'. Romantically reflective selections are here as well, with the timeless melodies of 'Robin', 'Light O Love'/'Romance', 'Three Ravens'/'Turtledoves' and the 16th Century classic 'To Drive The Cold Winter Away'. These flavorful arrangements include a unique array of instrumentation such as the alto flute, flute, piccolo, the concert pedal harp, celtic & lap harps, as well as cello and various period percussion. CANTICO is truly a musical delight for all tastes! Duo Arioso - features Flautist-Michelle Matsumune and Harpist-Melinda Johnson. This exciting musical duo maintains a varied repetoire of music ranging from early music to contemporary classics. Ms. Matsumune holds an MFA in Flute Performance from The California Institute for the Arts, while Ms. Johnson holds a BA in Music Performance & an MFA in Film from The American Film Institute. In addition to Duo Arioso, Michelle & Melinda are professional musicians who teach, record & perform extensively throughout Southern California.