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Vittore Carpaccio (1455 - 1526) Ottoman musicians in Venice

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European and oriental music for Alta Capella and percussion

Gesine Bänfer, Ian Harrison - Shawms and bagpipes
David Yacus, Christia Braun - Buisines
Michael Metzler, Andrea Piccioni - Percussion

Les haulz et les bas bridges the Bosphorus and brings Western European monophonic and polyphonic music face to face with its roots in the East. The compositions of Francesco Landini, Guillaume de Machaut and others and the orientally-inspired 14th-century Italian Istanpittas meet music from the oldest Ottoman sources, the manuscipts of Ali Ufki and Dimitrie Kantemir.


Turkish manuscript depicting ceremonial music.
Manesse codex, German [14th-century] depicting ceremonial music.
Music of the Angels
Renaissance Winds
Ad modum tubae
Council of Constance
Johannes Ciconia
The Good, the Bold and the Fearless
Early Folk Music
Mediaeval Summits
Orient & Occident

Early Music & Jazz
ars supernova

Winds & Dance
Alta Danza
A Grand Renaissance Ball

Multimedia Productions
...and he called for his pipers three
Plus Ultra
The Notebook of Zorzi Trombetta

Les haulz et les bas & belladonna
Missa Sevillana

Programmes for Children