The Rose Ensemble released our latest CD, Treasures from Baroque Malta, in December of 2017. This album features delightfully festive music from the rich libraries of Malta, most of which has not been performed in hundreds of years!
Here is an excerpt of the review from James Ross of the Early Music Review in which he awarded the album five stars in all four categories: performance, recorded sound, booklet note, and overall presentation!
"...The excellent American Rose Ensemble under the direction of Jordan Sramek provide simply radiant performances of this long-neglected repertoire, with superb vocalists singing equally effectively as soloists and in consort, while ably supported by a small but beautifully effective instrumental ensemble. The rich acoustic of St Mary’s Catholic Church, New Trier, Minnesota is used to perfect effect, giving this multi-textured music a lovely glow vividly captured by sound engineer Peter Nothnagel. I cannot praise too much this excellent project, researched and brought to performance by the group’s director, executed to such a high standard by the musicians of the Rose Ensemble and released on their own label..."
To continue reading the full review, visit the Early Music Review here.