Welcome to Pipistrelle Music

Pipistrelle Music

Welcome to Pipistrelle Music, a Canadian indie CD label with the goal of bringing innovative musical collaborations of diverse kinds to the listening world. Founded in 2009, Pipistrelle has a growing catalogue that includes Baroque and Renaissance music, outside-the-box classical, and world music with a twist. Currently featuring titles by the genre-bending Ensemble Polaris, cellist Rachel Mercer, the Windermere String Quartet, percussionist Richard Moore, recorder/traverso player Alison Melville and multi-instrumentalist/composer Kirk Elliott, discs from Pipistrelle’s catalogue have earned international critical acclaim, from a BBC Music Magazine’s Disc of the Month nomination, to Toronto Star reviewer John Terauds’s “Prepare to be enchanted.”

At present all but one of the recordings are available for purchase in CD format through this website. Ensemble Polaris’s Midnight Sun is currently out of print but is available for digital download through most on-line vendors. Pipistrelle’s digital distribution is handled by Naxos of America. Several Pipistrelle recordings are also available as high-resolution audiophile downloads.

Each of our artists has an info page here, and each of their CDs has a page too. You will find the CD titles by hovering over the artists’ names. Each page includes images, program descriptions, reviews, a sample track, pricing, and other info.

Pipistrelle Music also releases publications of sheet music from time to time; Shadowing Bach, a set of studies for Baroque and modern flutes by Alison Melville, was released in August 2014.

Questions? Write to pipistrellemusic@gmail.com

About the name: The pipistrelle is a small but far-ranging bat (pipistrellus pipistrellus), who like most bats navigates its way during night flight by listening to the echoes of their own voices. Though they can in fact see very well, bats use and trust their own voices and ears to travel the world – an inspiration to musicians everywhere.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Pipistrelle Music

  1. Hi Allison, I study baroque flute with Eve Friedman in Philly and she showed me your “Shadowing Bach” book, which I just had to have, so I ordered it! What a fabulous idea! Can’t wait to get it and start working on it!

  2. I just heard Venus Transit on MN Public Radio and am intrigued. I play oboe with a civic Symphony and have also played with a bagpiper who plays a wide variety of pipes. I’m interested in whether there is music available for the piece and what the instrumentation is. And of course if it is available for purchase or rental. Thanks.

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