The Royal Wind Music

Double sextet of renaissance recorders founded by Paul Leenhouts, specialised 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, Finland, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, all studied at the Amsterdam Conservatoire.

News
Crowd funding: Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2015
After an unforgettable and very successful first edition in 2012, recorder players from all over the world will come together again in Amsterdam between 14-17 May, 2015 during the ...
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Members
Hester Groenleer
Hester Groenleer studied recorder at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Paul Leenhouts. She obtained both her Bachelor and Master degree cum laude and became an innovative and multifaceted...
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Concerts
Date
January 25, 2015
Venue

Het Concertgebouw
Kleine Zaal
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam


Programme

Muziek uit alle hoeken van de wereld!
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Albums
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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Videos
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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