Re: Douglas Yeo's "Le Monde Du Serpent" CD

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Posted by Brian Frederiksen on October 30, 2003 at 11:59:37:

In Reply to: Douglas Yeo's "Le Monde Du Serpent" CD posted by Sean Chisham on October 30, 2003 at 10:57:31:

I have been carrying Doug's CDs for a number of years and last week Doug sent me a supply of Le Monde Du Serpent. Over the weekend I made a trip to Kalamazoo and decided to give it a listen on the way. I have to admit, it is unusual going through downtown Chicago listening to serpent music!

I had expected a whole recording of renassance music and was surprised - yes there is some period music with ensembles, the traditional use of a serpent. In addition there is the serpent with modern instruments, solos accompanied with the modern piano and other instrumental ensembles. There is quite a bit of Berlioz. One surprise was the use of the serpent in modern music.

Doug has explored the use of the serpent from A to Z - this is not a conventional early music CD played on an extict instrument. Doug's playing is great and is matched by excellent ensembles. For more on Le Monde Du Serpent including sound clips, goto

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