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York Early Music Festival - Les haulz et les bas

Les haulz et les bas play music of the alta capella, a medieval loud band of reed, brass and percussion instruments, and one of the first salaried music ensembles in Europe.

Les haulz et les bas play music of the alta capella: the medieval loud band of reed, brass and percussion instruments. It was one of the first salaried music ensembles in Europe, hired first by nobility then by prelates and finally by the newly-powerful cities. The thrilling sound of the instruments and the virtuosity of their players made it the ideal representative ensemble, identifying its patron as a very important person - or institution. The alta capella accompanied nobles and bishops on their travels, including to the important Council of Constance between 1414 and 1418, which aimed to resolve the dispute caused by three rival popes. This concert, recorded at the York Early Music Festival, presents music by Wolkenstein and Antonio Zachara de Teramo who met at the Council of Constance.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Anonymous

    Sones ces nachares apertment

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Anonymous

    Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex)

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Anonymous

    Chançona Tedescha

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Anonymous

    Stand auff maredel - Frow ich enmag / Jour a jour la vie

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Wach auff mein hort

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Wol auff wir wellen slauffen

    Performer: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Andrea Piccioni

    Conversazione per due tamburelli

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Antonio Zacara da Teramo

    Credo Cursor

    Performer: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Antonio Zacara da Teramo

    Benche lontan / Ferito gia

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.
  • Pierre Fontaine

    J'aime bien celuy qui s'en va

    Ensemble: Les haulz et les bas.

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