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Renaissance Wind Music

Lucie Skeaping considers the importance of wind music in the middle ages, through the work of one of today's award-winning period ensembles, Les haulz et les bas.

Lucie Skeaping considers the importance of wind music in the middle ages, through the work of one of today's award winning period ensembles.

The ensemble of shawms, bombards and trumpet or sackbut (trombone), known as the alta capella, was one of the most striking and influential ensembles of the middle ages. It was the ensemble most often heard in mediaeval cities, and one of the first ensembles to be placed on the civic payroll. The alta capella was the nearest that the middle ages had to our symphony orchestra.
Lucie Skeaping reflects on the work and music of the alta capella, focusing on one of today's foremost ensembles in this field - Les haulz et les bas.

The multi national ensemble, Les haulz et les bas, are:

David Yacus (USA/Italy) - buisine, slide trumpet, sackbut
Andrea Piccioni (Italy) - tamburello
Gesine BÃnfer (Germany) - shawm, bombard, bagpipe
Michael Metzler (Germany) - percussion
Ian Harrison (GB) - shawm, bombard, bagpipe
Christian Braun (Swiss) - buisine, slide trumpet, sackbut.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Apr 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • Anon.

    "Rostiboli gioioso"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anon.

    "Dance de Cleves"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Ad modum tubae”)

    • Talanton.
    • 90007.
  • Anon.

    "Vil liber Zit uff diese Erde"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Renaissance Winds”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77291.
  • Anon.

    "Pavan Mille Regretz"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Renaissance Winds”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77291.
  • Anon.

    "Passe et medio" (from the album "Renaissance Winds")

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77291.
  • Anon.

    "Isabella"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Music of the Angels”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77194.
  • Anon.

    "Bialte di Castiglia"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anon.

    "Retrove"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Gothic Winds”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77193.
  • Anon.

    "La vita de colino"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anon.

    "Damnes"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anon.

    "Salterello"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anon.

    "Piva"

    Performers: Les Haulz et les Bas (from the album “Alta Danza”)

    • Christophorus.
    • CHR 77208.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - Rostiboli gioioso

  • Anon.

    Dance de Cleves

  • Anonymous

    Vil liber Zit uff diese Erde

  • Anon.

    Pavan Mille Regretz

  • Anon.

    Passe et medio

  • Anon.

    Isabella

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - Bialte di Castiglia

  • Anon.

    Retrove

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - La vita de colino

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - Damnes

  • Anon.

    Saltarello

  • Anon.

    Piva

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