Free Lunchtime Concert – Ensemble Tramontana
From Northern climes to Southern shores: a musical journey through time and place.
Anon – Lamento di Tristano/La rotta
Ravenscroft – Three Ravens
Tobias Hume – Fain would I change that note
Giaches de Veer – Who will ascend to heav’n
Orlando di Lasso – Ricercar
Heinrich Isaac – Innsbruck, Ich muss dich lassen
Claude Le Jeune – Reverci venir du printemps
Magister Piero – Con dolce brama
Diego Ortiz – Recercada quarta sobra la Folia Diego
Cipriano de Rore – Ancor che col partire
Louise Eekelaar Voice
Rie Kosaka Voice, Harps
Julie Dean Recorders, Percussion
Eszter Komaromi Viols
Esha Neogy Viols
Ensemble Tramontana recreate the music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe through exploring its historical and social context. Tramontana was the name of the Pole Star, a crucial navigation aid of the time; it is also a northern wind that sweeps through Europe and is thought to have a powerful effect on the psyche. Like the tramontana wind, the music we perform has travelled across Europe, stirring the emotions. With this music, we navigate the rich cultural connections of the era to design varied and informative programmes, and experiment with combining pieces and blending timbres to evoke the spirit of the times.
We are all former or current postgraduates of the Early Music Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; in March 2011, we won the conservatoire’s Early Music Competition. Our performances have ranged from Lewisham People’s Day Festival to the 2011 Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition, and recent concerts include the Art in Action Festival in Waterperry and Handel House. Future concerts include a concert series in Wokingham. We were also featured in the autumn 2011 issue of Early Music Today magazine.