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Leyriath, Of Music and Legends

Cantigas de Santa Maria (Alfonso X)

by TWB Ensemble

Early music

TWB Ensemble’s 4th album is the first of many that will come as the result of a collaboration between the Leyriath Assemblage and the TWB Ensemble. “Leyriath: Of Music and Legends – Cantigas de Santa Maria (Alfonso X)” is released in order to celebrate te 800th year since the birth of King Alfonso X El Sabio. The musicians are celebrating this occasion by bringing the audience to the medieval times.

At the end of the album, a surprise awaits the audience, since it will be the first time one of the rare uncovered chapters of the Leyriath legends will be heard embraced by the repertoire the ensemble performed during the album with a perfect balance of historical accuracy and authenticity.

No Strings Attahced

by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

World music

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira proves once again that her stylistic richness and self-sustainibilty can create an album full of enjoyment; wrapped up in historical and mythological research on the look out for folkloric authenticity.

Swedish folk tunes being one of the few styles that contain only a melody instrument in pairs, shows the potential of simplicity to its maximum. Fed by nomadic cultures, established in hard-to-leave lands, the sound of this music contains longing, mystery, mythology and fiersome dancebilty.

The Songbook of Tchinar

Vol.1

by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

Soundtrack

Composed for an original TTRPG podcast show also produced by the CordaSonora team, these soundtracks are highly regarded by FRP players all across many a table tops.

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira’s own compositions; orchestrated, played, and produced by herself, provide the DMs with the background music for their epic battle scenes, tearjerker moments of love and loss, and the mead smelling inns where campaigners find a moment to gamble, gossip or gloat.

In Good Company With King Henry VIII

by TWB Ensemble

Early music

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.” As the rhyme goes, each track of this album of TWB Ensemble focuses on one of the wives of King Henry VIII.

Formed around the narrative written by Ricardo Alves Pereira, In Good Company With King Henry VIII brings the audience to darker times, creates ground to explore raw emotions presented with the hauntingly beautiful sonorities of historically informed early music.

The Lady in Green

by TWB Ensemble

Cross-over classical/folk

With a very lighthearted yet careful approach to music from Purcell, Dowland and Hery VIII, TWB Ensemble modernizes the sound of the old days embedded in a narrative of a love story between a royal man and a singer. 

In this cross-over classical music album modern instruments are used; orchestrated pieces are narrowed down and one-line melodies are expanded to the ensemble’s sound, merging a very otherwise different group of pieces under one roof.

The Wandering Bard

A Musical Narrative From the British Isles

by TWB Ensemble

Cross-over classical/folk

A magical tale is told in this album; of a wandering bard in search of a healing lavender for the woman of his dreams, exploring mysteries of the land through well known gems of folk music.

As the story unfolds, the repertoire is presented as a standalone next to the narrative, tying up traditional classics like the Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Scarborough Fair and Died of Love together in a cross-over music environment, making it loveble for both folk and classical music audience.

Credits

People Who Made It All Happen

Leyriath: Of Music and Legends, Cantigas de Santa Maria (Alfonso X)

Narrative Written By: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Narration: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Arrangements: Ricardo Alves Pereira & Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Vielle: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Oud: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Percussion: Nina Loureiro

Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Porto
Mix: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira
Mastering: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira
Promotional Director: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Photography/video footage: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

© 2021 CordaSonora

No Strings Attached

Vielle: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Porto
Mix: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira
Mastering: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

Cover Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Photography: Ricardo Alves Pereira

© 2021 CordaSonora

Tchinar Vol. 1

Compositions, arrangement, orchestra/percussion, solo violin, mix, mastering: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Porto

Artwork: Art by Biki
Cover Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

© 2021 CordaSonora

In Good Company With King Henry VIII

Narrative Written By: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Narration: Kat Carson
Arrangements: Ricardo Alves Pereira & TWB Ensemble
Singer: Kat Carson
Vielle: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Oud: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Bodhran: Adam Passingham

Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Porto
Extra locations: Amsterdam, UK, Turkey
Mix: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira
Mastering: Metehan Kokturk

Choir: Fiona Johnson, Esin Yardımlı Alves Pereira, Ricardo Alves Pereira, Pamela Vincent, Diana Grice, Lyn Thomas, Saskia Wesnigk-Wood, Annette Boyn, Freya Lyon, Bob Ahern, Isabel Martinez, Andrew Robinson, Mark Findlay, Andy Olive Tree, Bahadır Noyan Coşkun, Adam Passingham, Julian Carson 

Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

© 2021 CordaSonora

The Lady In Green

Narrative Written By: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Narration: Kat Carson
Arrangements: Ricardo Alves Pereira & TWB Ensemble
Singer: Kat Carson
Violin: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Guitar: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Bodhran: Adam Passingham

Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Amsterdam
Mix: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Mastering: Metehan Kokturk
Assistant: Ricardo Alves Pereira

Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

© 2019 CordaSonora

The Wandering Bard – A Musical Narrative

Narrative Written By: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Narration: Kat Carson
Arrangements: Ricardo Alves Pereira & TWB Ensemble
Singer: Kat Carson
Violin: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira
Guitar: Ricardo Alves Pereira
Bodhran: Adam Passingham

Recorded@ CordaSonora Studios Amsterdam
Mix: Metehan Kokturk
Mastering: Metehan Kokturk & Adham Farid
Assistant: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

Design: Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira & Ricardo Alves Pereira

© 2018 CordaSonora