Excerpts from reviews of Farallon performances:
Beautiful control and impeccable blending…the group demonstrated recorder ensemble music at its most professional level.
Classical Voice of North Carolina January 2009
Farallon plays with impeccable taste, wonderful balance, almost perfect intonation and a feel for the music that adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of anything they play. In addition, especially in the Bach pieces, they demonstrated a dynamic control I did not think possible for recorders.
The Atlanta Early Music Alliance Broadside April 2003
An inspired performance. Farallon has an attractive, well-crafted sound. Let’s hope they return.
The Birmingham (AL) News March 23, 2003
Farallon…a group whose sense of ensemble is as flawless as its intonation.
An exciting concert. It seemed they were having as much fun as the audience whose enthusiastic applause demanded an encore.
American Recorder September 2002
Excerpts from CD reviews
From Albion’s Shores: Music of England from the Middle Ages to Purcell
They have done a splendid job, selecting a little of this, a little of that, to create a disc that flows easily from one era and genre to the next…The consort music and the Medieval selections (are both) brought to life with a verve and precision that is immediately apparent on the first listen and becomes even more impressive during subsequent hearings….The quartet is, in a word, excellent. The Breukink recorders on which they perform are perfectly suited to this repertory; warm and rich, they produce the sound one would get if one could turn honey into wood or stand underneath a caramel fountain. All in all, this would make a fabulous addition to anyone’s collection.
Early Music America Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 2011
The performances are animated by the ensemble’s colorful feeling for articulation and wonderful sense of forward direction in the line. The group plays as a unit in the best chamber music tradition.
American Recorder, Vol LII, No. 4, September 2011
Ludwig Senfl: Lieder, Motets, Instrumental Works
Here, we have a survey of this too-little heard composer’s works, engagingly performed and well recorded.
Early Music Vol. XXXVI, No. 4 November 2008
El cuarteto realiza toda su música del renacimiento en estos instrumentos espectaculares, creando un tono caliente y maravilloso de la belleza.
(The quartet performs renaissance music on spectacular instruments, creating a warm and (absolutely) beautiful sound.)
andesnevados.blogspot.com March 2008
This excellent disc includes recorder quartet arrangements of an assortment of Senfl’s works both sacred and secular, and will not only delight the ear but should also help to shed light on an unjustly neglected master of Renaissance polyphony. (RA)
CD Hotlist: New Releases for Libraries February 2006
Farallon… is quite the equal of the well-known European recorder ensembles. Their control of intonation and ensemble is exemplary and they show a real understanding of Senfl’s idiom. Both the performance and the choice of repertoire make this a disc that will be of great interest to lovers of Renaissance recorder music.
American Recorder January 2006
excerpt from letter written by music teacher in Landrum, South Carolina, April 2, 2003
…”thank you for the wonderful musical gift that you gave our fourth grade students. Your performance was truly a joy and a remarkable educational experience for them…(they) were impressed by the refined musicianship presented at the concert…thank you again for an incredible experience.”