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.

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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Dianne Heijstee
Dianne Heijstee (*1992) started to play the recorder at the age of five. Already then, Baroque music became very important for her. Her love for this repertoire kept growing after she took piano le...
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April 24, 2015

Nieuwe Veste
Molenstraat 6
4811 GS Breda


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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John Dowland (1563-1626): The Earle of Essex Galiard

Live performance at the Kunsthalle, Lingen (Germany)
April 10, 2011

Arrangement: Paul Leenhouts
Diminutions: María Martínez Ayerza

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