Ensemble Links: Ciaramella and Les Sacqueboutiers
Ensembles of note, in their own words. (Click on the country to read more.)
United States: Ciaramella.
…brings to life Medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. Praised for performing intricate fifteenth-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme,” its members are united by the conviction that every composition conceals a rich story waiting to be unlocked through historical research and speculative performance.
France: Les Sacqueboutiers.
…an ensemble based in Toulouse, playing on early brass instruments, Les Sacqueboutiers have been in existence for more than thirty years, during which time they have built up a reputation as one of the finest early music ensembles on the international scene. Regarded by specialists and the public alike as a reference in the interpretation of seventeenth-century instrumental music, particularly that of Italy and Germany, the ensemble has reaped the highest awards for its recordings.