Vinum et Musica: Songs & Dances from Nuremberg Sources | Challenge Classics CC72544

Vinum et Musica: Songs & Dances from Nuremberg Sources


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Label: Challenge Classics

Cat No: CC72544

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th May 2012



The highly-regarded early music ensemble Capella de la Torre play music for instruments like the shawm, bombard, dulcian, trombone and cornett which are believed to have been performed by the famous “Town Pipers” of Nuremberg during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. This collection includes pieces by Robert Morton, Arnold von Bruck, Salomone Rossi, Konrad Paumann, Josquin Desprez, Brüder Hess, Guillaume Dufay, Adrian Willaert, Paul Hofhaimer and Ludwig Senfl Fortuna.

Capella de la Torre gathers together musicians who have made a name internationally as specialists in historically informed performance. The ensemble’s ambition is to perform the rich and hitherto insufficiently appreciated music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance on authentic instruments and thus make it live again in the general cultural awareness.

Its name has a double meaning. Its core is made up of the historical wind instruments such as shawm, bombard, dulcian, trombone and cornett, and such a formation was known at the time as “Capella Alta”. It is also a homage to the sixteenth century Spanish composer Francisco de la Torre.

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