Phillip W. Serna

Real Name:
Dr. Phillip W. Serna
Profile:
Double bassist and violist da gamba Phillip W. Serna is an active and enthusiastic performer of contemporary, solo, orchestral, and chamber repertoires with a diversity of ensembles appearing with EChO – the Evanston Chamber Opera Company, Illinois Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, Musicians for Michiana, New Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Renovo String Orchestra, the Southwest Michigan Symphony, the Zohn Collective, and many others.

Phillip Serna has emerged among the nation’s leading advocates of the viol – the viola da gamba. Co-founding the historical-performance ensembles Black Tulip, New Comma Baroque, ViolMedium, and the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, he has appeared across the United States with groups ranging from the Burning River Baroque, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Les Touches, the Newberry Consort, and many others. He can be heard on WFMT Chicago, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio, and on releases from Clarion, Cedille, and Varèse Sarabande Records.

As a champion of a variety of new works for the viol, Dr. Serna performed the U.S. premieres of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba & Small Orchestra in 2012, Carl Friedrich Abel's Concerto Violo de Gambo in 2018 as well as being the 1st American gambist to perform ALL of Telemann’s once-lost 1735 Viola da Gamba Fantasias in 2017 - the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death.

Holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Phillip teaches at Valparaiso University, North Central College, the Music Institute of Chicago, and is assistant director of Illinois’ first public-school period-instrument program at Adlai E. Stevenson High School. Phillip has served on the faculties of the Madison Early Music Festival, the Whitewater Early Music Festival, and is the music director of Viols in Our Schools earning him Early Music America’s 2010 Laurette Goldberg Award for Early Music outreach.
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Artist

Albums

2020-03 Phillip W. Serna - Size Matt’reth Not - The Compleat Fantazias for 2 Treble Viols & the 3 & 4​-​part Consorts for the 'Great Dooble Base' by Orlando Gibbons (bap​.​1583​-​1625) album art Phillip W. Serna Size Matt’reth Not - The Compleat Fantazias for 2 Treble Viols & the 3 & 4​-​part Consorts for the 'Great Dooble Base' by Orlando Gibbons (bap​.​1583​-​1625)(CD, Album + File, MP3, Album) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-03 USA, Canada & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
2020-02 Phillip W. Serna - Leonora Duarte (1610​-​1678) - The Complete Sinfonias à5 for Viol Consort album art Phillip W. Serna Leonora Duarte (1610​-​1678) - The Complete Sinfonias à5 for Viol Consort(CD, Album + File, MP3, Album) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-02 USA, Canada & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
2020-01 Phillip W. Serna - Drawing Blankes - Viol Fantasias of Edward Blankes (ca. 1550-1633) album art Phillip W. Serna Drawing Blankes - Viol Fantasias of Edward Blankes (ca. 1550-1633)(CD, Album + File, MP3, Album) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-01 USA, Canada & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
2020-04 Phillip W. Serna - Michael East (ca​.​1580​-​1648) - The Fancies à2 from the Seventh Set of Bookes (1638) album art Phillip W. Serna Michael East (ca​.​1580​-​1648) - The Fancies à2 from the Seventh Set of Bookes (1638)(CD, Album + File, MP3, Album) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-04 USA, Canada & Europe 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2020-Single-07 Phillip W. Serna - Diego Ortiz (1510​-​1570) - Recercada primera sobre tenores italianos from Trattado de Glosas, Libro Secundo (1553) album art Phillip W. Serna Diego Ortiz (1510​-​1570) - Recercada primera sobre tenores italianos from Trattado de Glosas, Libro Secundo (1553)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-07 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-04 Phillip W. Serna - Antoine de Cousu (1600​-​1658) - Fantaisie en faveur de la quarte from Harmonie Universelle (Marin Mersenne, Paris, 1636) album art Phillip W. Serna Antoine de Cousu (1600​-​1658) - Fantaisie en faveur de la quarte from Harmonie Universelle (Marin Mersenne, Paris, 1636)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-04 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-02 Phillip W. Serna - Thomas Tomkins (1572​-​1656) - A Sad Paven for These Distracted Tymes, MB53 (1649) for 2 Treble Viols, 2 Tenor Viols & Bass Viol album art Phillip W. Serna Thomas Tomkins (1572​-​1656) - A Sad Paven for These Distracted Tymes, MB53 (1649) for 2 Treble Viols, 2 Tenor Viols & Bass Viol(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-02 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-08 Phillip W. Serna - Diego Ortiz (1510​​-​​1570) - Recercada segunda sobre tenores italianos from Trattado de Glosas, Libro Secundo (1553) album art Phillip W. Serna Diego Ortiz (1510​​-​​1570) - Recercada segunda sobre tenores italianos from Trattado de Glosas, Libro Secundo (1553)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-08 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-06 Phillip W. Serna - Picforth (fl​.​1580s) - In Nomine à5, London. GB​-​Lbl, Add​.​Ms​.​31390 (ca​.​1578) album art Phillip W. Serna Picforth (fl​.​1580s) - In Nomine à5, London. GB​-​Lbl, Add​.​Ms​.​31390 (ca​.​1578)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-06 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-05 Phillip W. Serna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756​-​1791) - Quaerite primum regnum Dei à4, K​.​86​/​73v (1770) album art Phillip W. Serna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756​-​1791) - Quaerite primum regnum Dei à4, K​.​86​/​73v (1770)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-05 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-09 Phillip W. Serna - Elway Bevin (ca​.​1554​-​1638) - Browning à3 from the Baldwin Partbooks, Oxford. Christ Church, Ms​.​979​-​83 (ca​.​1570) album art Phillip W. Serna Elway Bevin (ca​.​1554​-​1638) - Browning à3 from the Baldwin Partbooks, Oxford. Christ Church, Ms​.​979​-​83 (ca​.​1570)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-09 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-03 Phillip W. Serna - Étienne Moulinié (1599–1676) – Fantasia à4, VdGS No​.​2 for 2 Treble Viols, Tenor & Bass Viols (1639) album art Phillip W. Serna Étienne Moulinié (1599–1676) – Fantasia à4, VdGS No​.​2 for 2 Treble Viols, Tenor & Bass Viols (1639)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-03 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2020-Single-01 Phillip W. Serna - Carl Friedrich Abel (1723​-​1787) - Allegro in d​-​minor, WKO 205 from 27 Pieces for Unaccompanied Viola da Gamba album art Phillip W. Serna Carl Friedrich Abel (1723​-​1787) - Allegro in d​-​minor, WKO 205 from 27 Pieces for Unaccompanied Viola da Gamba(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2020-Single-01 USA, Canada & Europe 2020
2021-Single-02 Phillip W. Serna - Tobias Hume (1569​​-​​1645) - Harke, Harke, No​.​11 from Captain Humes Musicall Humors or the First Part of Ayres (1605) album art Phillip W. Serna Tobias Hume (1569​​-​​1645) - Harke, Harke, No​.​11 from Captain Humes Musicall Humors or the First Part of Ayres (1605)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2021-Single-02 USA, Canada & Europe 2021
2021-Single-03 Phillip W. Serna - Tobias Hume (1569-1645) - The Spirit of Gambo, The Lord Dewys Favoret from Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke (1607) album art Phillip W. Serna Tobias Hume (1569-1645) - The Spirit of Gambo, The Lord Dewys Favoret from Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke (1607)(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2021-Single-03 USA, Canada & Europe 2021
2021-Single-04 Phillip W. Serna - John Ward (1571​-​1638) - Fantasia à6, VdGS No​.​1 album art Phillip W. Serna John Ward (1571​-​1638) - Fantasia à6, VdGS No​.​1(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2021-Single-04 USA, Canada & Europe 2021
2021-Single-01 Phillip W. Serna - Isaac Schankler (b​.​1979) - Isolation Canon for 3+ Instruments (2020) Performed on Bass Viols album art Phillip W. Serna Isaac Schankler (b​.​1979) - Isolation Canon for 3+ Instruments (2020) Performed on Bass Viols(File, MP3, Single) Dwarf Star Audio 2021-Single-01 USA, Canada & Europe 2021