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THE GOOD, THE BOLD AND THE FEARLES

Music at the Cout of Burgundy (1404 - 1482)

 

John the Fearless
1404–1419

Philip the Good
1419–1467

Charles the Bold
1467–1477

Mary of Burgundy
1477–1482

John the Fearless, Philip the Good, Charles the Bold and Mary of Burgundy ruled Burgundy from 1404 to 1482 and turned its Court into a centre for the arts unparallelled throughout Europe. The list of composers they patronised reads like a 'who's who' of medieval music: Guillaume Du Fay, Gilles Binchois, Alexander Agricola, Robert Morton, Antoine Busnois...

This programme by Les haulz et les bas combines the whole range of sounds of medieval art music: the brilliant sound of the alta capella of shawms and slide trumpet, the intimate chamber music of the soft ensemble of harp, dulcimer and fiddle and a virtuoso vocal ensemble.

 

Alta Capella
Bassa Ensemble
Vocal Ensemble
Hans Memling, The last judgement (details, 1471)

 

Gesine Bänfer (D) - Shawms, bagpipes, dulcimer
Ian Harrison (GB/D)- Shawms, bagpipes, voice
David Yacus (USA/D) - Slide trumpet
Miriam Andersén (S) - Voice, harp, percussion
Julian Podger (GB/A) - Voice
Susanne Ansorg (D) - Fiddle, rebec

 

Music of the Angels
Renaissance Winds
Ad modum tubae
Council of Constance
Johannes Ciconia
The Good, the Bold and the Fearless
Early Folk Music
Mediaeval Summits
Orient & Occident

Early Music & Jazz
ars supernova

Winds & Dance
Alta Danza
A Grand Renaissance Ball

Multimedia Productions
...and he called for his pipers three
Plus Ultra
The Notebook of Zorzi Trombetta

Co-Productions
Les haulz et les bas & belladonna
 
Missa Sevillana

Programmes for Children

 

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