San Francisco Early Music Society Ciaramella

A Piper’s Noel

"-EARLY-MUSIC ENSEMBLE BRINGS CROWD, EARS RINGING TO ITS FEET- Ciaramella charmed listeners with a spirited concert of ravishing Renaissance music..." Cleveland Plain Dealer

In this program, Ciaramella traces the ties between music of intense joy and the high sounds of shawms, brass, organ and voice, from the Annunciation to feasts bidding winter farewell and Epiphany. To this day, Italian bagpipers (zampognari)
descend from the hills in the weeks before Christmas, accompanied by the ciaramella, an Italian folk shawm: share the joy! Music by de Morales, Binchois, Desprez, Brumel and others.

  • Venue: First Lutheran Church
  • Date: Fri December 10, 2010 8:00pm
  • City: Palo Alto
  • Price Range: $28 general/$25 members/$10 students
  • Tickets: 510-528-1725
Additional Dates:
Sat December 11, 2010 7:30pm
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sun December 12, 2010 4:00pm

Buy Tickets


Cristobal de Morales (c. 1500 - 1533)

Cum natus esset Jesus

Gilles Binchois (c. 1400 -1460)

Comme femme desconfortee

Josquin Desprez (c. 1450 - 1521)

La Spagna

Agricola, Isaac and others


Doug Milliken, Greg Ingles, Erik Schmaltz

recorders, shawms, bagpipes, sackbut, slide trumpet