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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Dianne Heijstee
Dianne Heijstee was born in Kortenhoef (The Netherlands) in 1992. She started to play the recorder at the age of five, and the piano at the age of eight. She has studied both instruments privately ...
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October 03, 2014

Stiftskirche Enger
Kirchplatz 1
32130 Enger (D)


A Cosmography of Polyphony
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Alla Dolce Ombra
During the first half of the sixteenth century recorder consorts became established at several European courts. The practice of creating complete sets or families of instruments resulted in a rich ...
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The Royal Wind Music in the Edison Klassiek Gala 2012

On June 15, 2012 Frans Brüggen received an Edison Prize for his lifetime recording achievements. The Royal Wind Music performed one of Pierre Phalèse's Bransles to celebrate!
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