Mark Rimple

Mark Rimple has appeared with The Folger Consort, The Newberry Consort, Severall Friends, and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, The King’s Noyse, Mélomanie, Pomerium, Tempesta di Mare, Network for New Music, Seven Times Salt, Cygnus Ensemble and the GEMS production of The Play of Daniel, among others.  With Drew Minter and Marcia Young, he is a founding member of the medieval ensemble Trefoil.  He appears on Tre Liuti, a recent CD of virtuosic Italian lute music for three different instruments, He can be heard singing and playing stringed instruments on recordings with Trefoil, The Newberry Consort, Seven Times Salt, Cygnus Ensemble, and other ensembles.

 Mark’s original compositions often incorporate early instruments and techniques.   His works have been performed and presented by the 21st Century Consort (at the Smithsonian American), Parnassus, Network for New Music, Mélomanie, ChoralArts Philadelphia and The League of Composers/ISCM Chamber Players.   His first solo composition CD, January:  Songs and Chamber Music of Mark Rimple (2016) includes works for archlute, countertenor, viola da gamba and harpsichord. Recently, Rebecca Harris and Richard Stone recorded his Mystic Fragments for Baroque violin and archlute on their CD A String Mysterious, which Mark co-produced.  A song cycle and other works can be viewed on his YouTube channel.

Mark is a Professor in the Department of Music Theory, History and Composition at the Wells School of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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