The Royal Wind Music

Double sextet of renaissance recorders founded by Paul Leenhouts, specialized in Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian and English music written between 1520 and 1640.

Welcome to the website of The Royal Wind Music: a unique consort of renaissance recorders founded by Paul Leenhouts. They perform on a collection of instruments made by Adriana Breukink and Bob Marvin that ranges from the twelve-inch sopranino to the sub-contrabass measuring over ten feet. The thirteen members of the ensemble, originally from Austria, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom, all studied at the Amsterdam Conservatoire.

Grant from The NAF & end of crowd-founding project
The Cultural Committee of The Netherland-America Foundation has approved a grant of $2,000 to support the performance of The Royal Wind Music at ...
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Eva Gemeinhardt
Eva Gemeinhardt (*1986) obtained her Bachelor degree cum laude at the Amsterdam Conservatoire in May 2010, where she studied with Paul Leenhouts and Jorge Isaac. In June 2014, she completed the Mas...
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October 03, 2014

Stiftskirche Enger
Kirchplatz 1
32130 Enger (D)


A Cosmography of Polyphony
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Del Canto Figurado
In 16th century Spain, wind ensembles enjoyed the benefits of regular employment in cathedrals and collegiate churches, yet they also did free-lance work for secular patrons. Little written music s...
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Pierre Phalèse: Gaillarde - Puis que viure en servitude

Premier livre de danseries, Leuven 1551
Diminutions: Hester Groenleer

This video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden. Vrije Geluiden is a music program f...
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