Renaissance Music for Marching Bands

Hurdy Gurdy

The Music Circle of Kittsee will perform atmospheric music both before the show and during the break. Finding the right music for the Renaissance theme is not as easy as it looks at first glance.

There’s a lot of Renaissance music out there, but the music was conceived for different musical instruments than we have today. In the Renaissance, people played Hurdy-Gurdies, recorders or Baroque trumpets. These are not instruments which a normal contemporary musician plays. Besides church music, Renaissance composers created choral works. It was common to have no more than four voice, which suits small groups, but is not so good for a large marching band.

We continue the quest for just the right music for Kittsee’s musical circle.

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