Rippe, Daniel


Instruments Played
Cello, Viola da Gamba, Vielle

Personal Summary / Bio

Daniel Rippe was born into a musical household, receiving his first piano instruction before age five.  At age ten he chose the cello, reluctantly, because all the school-rented double basses were taken.  His formative musical experiences include numerous performances as a cellist, keyboard player, composer, and arranger in such varied genres as classical, alternative rock, and dance club music.  Then he turned to early music, studying performance at the Peabody Conservatory. 

Today, he is a professional player of viola da gamba, baroque cello, and vielle.  Music samples in this profile are from his just released recording, "The Vocal Viol," featuring early vocal repertoire performed instrumentally as viola da gamba solos, duos, and viol consorts with up to five parts plus percussion.   

Daniel Rippe is also the founding editor of RipMeister Publications, creating performance editions of early music repertory and seeking to expand the repertory for viols.  RipMeister Publications has been praised by performers and teachers alike for producing printed-music editions that are "well executed in every respect," with "excellent prefaces," and for being a "welcome addition" to viol players' libraries.  Visit online at



Professional Performer or Semi-Pro Performer, Teacher/Professor, Publisher/Editor/Writer, Enthusiast, Merchant

My Music

TitleComposerPerformer/EnsembleUpload DateLengthPlayDownload
Belle qui tiens ma vieAnon (France, 1588), arr. Thoinot Arbeau (1519-1595), arr. Daniel RippeDaniel RippeAug 2 20142:24
The Third Tune for Archbishop Parker's PsalterTallis, Thomas (c. 1505 - 1585) - arranged by Daniel RippeDaniel RippeAug 2 20142:38

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Contact Information


611 Park Avenue, #401
Baltimore, MD, 21201-4545
United States
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