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‘Tranquillo is a flute and piano duo performing an interesting collection of arrangements of standard Christmas pieces by Rebecca Mitchell, with one new arrangement of hers, Seren Y Nos (Star of the Night). These works are played elegantly and with genuine affection by Sarah Waycott (who is a fine flute player) and Hannah Mitchell. This is an enjoyable CD of good arrangements and good playing.’

 

Reviewed by Robert Bigio in ‘flute’, the British Flute Society journal

‘This CD was a pleasant surprise...This is indeed a collection of carols arranged for piano...and flute...but they are much more than just a bunch of familiar tunes...This collection inhabits the strange middle ground somewhere between classical, jazz and pop and is so refreshing as a result. Yes you will recognize the melodies but they twist and turn, constantly weaving into new soundscapes and musical vistas...The musicianship is excellent and the arrangements by Rebecca Faith Mitchell are beautifully conceived. This is one CD that you won’t be embarrassed to listen to out of season. Beautiful stuff.’


Dan James, BRFM Radio. To read the full review click here.

‘...this CD is just fantastic...I have to confess I bought it a bit hesitantly, since my experience of flute and piano Christmassy stuff is that so much of it is very basic... But this is different. Boy, is it. It's magical, both the nuanced intelligence of the arrangements and the sensitive playing. I loved the jazziness of much of it - sort of, John Rutter Waltz meets Ian Clarke meets Christmas. For me, parts of Seren Y Nos are quite reminiscent in mood of Maya (even with only one flute!), and all in all, it's a real breath of fresh air. It'll make my Christmas this year and I'll be playing it to others... thanks for composing and performing so uplifting a selection of seasonal favourites. Very different, very creative, and hauntingly and beautifully executed.’

 

Steve Mansfield

 

‘...the album is a great listen and very relaxing...The arrangements are fantastic...’

 

Pete Wilson

‘A thank you to Tranquillo for a delightful series of concerts...their shows were without a doubt the stand-out performances of the cruise. My utmost gratitude and admiration, too, to Hannah’s sister Rebecca for such dazzling original compositions and masterful arrangements. Of course, all the fine composition in the world would be nothing without the abilities of Hannah and Sarah to perform it so enchantingly.’

 

D.Salmons, passenger onboard the Azura (P&O)

‘Tranquillo are two extremely talented, gorgeous women that I watched perform to great acclaim aboard the P&O Azura. Their repertoire is vast, from typical classical to more modern music and their music is always of an extremely high standard; their on stage image is elegant and stunning in matching dresses.’

 

Matt Hobson, percussionist

‘The smiling faces of the audience leaving the April concert said it all. Tranquillo: Sarah Waycott flute and Hannah Mitchell piano had given a concert of the very highest quality.’

Gerry Philp, Chipping Sodbury Music Society