A unique consort of renaissance recorders.
I’ve had the honor to work with The Royal Wind Music since fall 2016. Engagements have included concerts in Europe and South America, as well as collaboration with the Belgian vocal ensemble Psallentes under the direction of Hendrik Vanden Abeele, resulting in a joint album Gratia Plena, a collection of plainchant, polyphonic and instrumental music of the 15th and 16th centuries, released in March 2023 on the label Le Bricoleur.
The Orange Tree Courtyard – Music in and around Seville Cathedral, an album of renaissance music in and around the Seville cathedral, was released on the label Pan Classics in April 2023.
An array of international musicians perform repertoire from the golden age of polyphony on an impressive collection of renaissance recorders: together they are The Royal Wind Music. The group was founded in 1997 by Paul Leenhouts and has captivated a steadily-growing worldwide audience ever since with its performances of instrumental music from the period 1520-1640. Playing entirely from memory and without a conductor, The Royal Wind Music is also known for its engaging performances and ability to communicate with the audience.