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The Yr a oydo recording story, as told in Twitter

A screenshot of More Hispano’s Twitter account (@morehispano) in 2009
A screenshot of More Hispano’s Twitter account (@morehispano) in 2009 — A screenshot of More Hispano’s Twitter account (@morehispano) in 2009

On April 27th, 2009, almost a year ago now, we joined Twitter with the purpose of being able to keep everybody informed, step by step and in real time, of all details about the Yr a oydo recording session.

A screenshot of More Hispano’s Twitter account (@morehispano) in 2009
A screenshot of More Hispano’s Twitter account (@morehispano) in 2009

Naturally, we are still using it and you’re invited to follow us on Twitter. For those who still aren’t familiar with it, here’s the complete transcription (copy-pasted, but in reverse order so that you can easily follow the story) of everything we posted there during the recording session days:

Dear Friends, we are very happy to announce that we’re finally recording our second CD in 11 years!
12:06 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

First three pieces were already recorded yesterday evening, right after the soundcheck!!
12:43 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

We’d actually like to record 2 CDs in 4 days, but it’s a very tight schedule, let’s see how fast we can go!
12:44 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

We started yesterday with the 3 pieces having the smallest setting: two recorder-lute duos (Mille Regretz and Anchor ch’e col partire)
12:54 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

And finally, a quintet piece adding Raquel and Fahmi, the frottola Chi me dara piu pace by Marchetto Cara
12:55 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

Everything will have lots of embellishments (diminutions, glosas...) 12:56 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

We have to stop now, back to the recording! 12:56 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

We’re now busy with Miguel’s solo luth intro to Mille Regretz. It sounds great! http://yfrog.com/06cplnj 1:45 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via Tweetie

One more piece finished: Per dolor me bagno il viso. Raquel was amazing! 4:36 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via Tweetie

We continue at 16:30 with the first piece of the 2º CD (we’re trying to do a group CD + plus a VP & friends CD!) Let’s see... 6:25 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via web

Foliiiiiiiiiiaaaaaass!!!!! 8:21 AM Apr 27th, 2009 via Tweetie

It was a hard day! The Folias were the first group piece, and it was a bit hard to find the right sound in the church! But it’s done! 3:56 PM Apr 27th, 2009 via Tweetie

We go for the cover photos today!! (but still many pieces to be recorded) 12:29 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via web

Setting up for the photoshoot!!! http://yfrog.com/ek3epj 2:14 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

We got the cover photos! http://yfrog.com/4zi7zj 4:40 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

We are now recording Guardame las vacas! 7:52 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

We got the vacas! http://yfrog.com/2j7trj 10:14 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

Let’s go now for the Passacaglia... 10:15 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

Vocal Passacaglia was great!! Let’s see now the instrumental one! 11:26 AM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

Instrumental Passacaglia was... wild 3:19 PM Apr 28th, 2009 via Tweetie

Today’s menu is for everybody’s taste: Breakfast: Ciaccona + Passamezzo moderno 4:30 AM Apr 29th, 2009 via Tweetie

We continue with two digestives after lunch: Verdelot’s Madonna per voi ardo + Igno soave 7:50 AM Apr 29th, 2009 via Tweetie

Ave Maris Stella (Raquel & Vicente duo) is ready!! We also did the instrumental diminutions of Madonna per voi ardo... 12:39 PM Apr 29th, 2009 via Tweetie

Now busy with Igno soave’s instrumental diminutions!! 12:41 PM Apr 29th, 2009 via Tweetie

Last recording day! 2:51 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

We just finished with the Galliard and are about to start with Conde Claros! 2:53 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

More Hispano’s recording finished with Je suis une jeune fillette! Now only a few pieces left from the 2nd ’solo’ CD! 6:51 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

Just finished with Doulce Memoire diminutions... 8:53 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

De tous biens playne is ready! Now busy with Recercada IV 10:43 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

We just took a break and are now ready for La Monica’s glossas 11:43 AM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

We finished with a quiet improvisation on the Passacaglia bass: tenor recorder, tiorba and percussion... 1:52 PM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

It was a looooong day! But we DID record 2 CDs in four days! Hope we can show the results soon!! We’ll let everybody know... 1:56 PM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

Actually, the 2 CDs took us only 3 afternoons and 2 days!!! It was a lot of work! Thanks to all musicians who participated! 3:03 PM Apr 30th, 2009 via Tweetie

Listening to the pre-master of our next CD! 8:30 AM Nov 12th, 2009 via Twitter

Very happy with our next CD’s booklet. It looks pretty nice. Thanks, Jonas & Tabea! 2:23 PM Jan 25th via Tweetie

And, of course, this post could not end otherwise:

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