I’ve been playing professionally since 1974. Before that I played in a youth chamber orchestra that played some very fine music. But there are still works I’ve never played or heard. And there are composers I’ve never heard of. So here’s something new. This might not be a weekly feature, but when I run across a composer or work I’ve never even heard of, I’ll admit it publicly. And sure, you can go ahead and laugh at me if you want. Heck, you can even mock me. But just remember who has control of the comments on this site! ;-)

(I will try to find live performances of these things. If the performance isn’t perfect for you, well, you can hunt down a recording you like. But I just like watching live performances on YouTube whenever possible.)

I’m going to guess that much of what I find may have a good reason for not being known … but maybe I’ll run across some gems, yes? It can happen.

So here’s the first one for you. This composer Ascanio Trombetti is not only new to me, but so is this ensemble. I’ll be checking out more of what they have up on YouTube. What instruments!

Straight frome the YouTube info:

Ascanio Trombetti (1544-1590): Diligam te Domine [a6]

Arrangement and direction: Paul Leenhouts
Video © MusicFrame Production – Daniël Brüggen
Sound recording © La Tirana SL – José María Martín Valverde

Recorded in April 2010 at De Duif, Amsterdam

The Royal Wind Music
Petri Arvo, Alana Blackburn, Stephanie Brandt, Ruth Dyson, Eva Gemeinhardt, Arwieke Glas, Hester Groenleer, Karin Hageneder, Marco Paulo Alves Magalhâes, María Martínez Ayerza, Belén Nieto Galán, Filipa Margarida da Silveira Pereira, Anna Stegmann: renaissance recorders

More information on www.royalwindmusic.org


  1. WOW! I’ve been around recorders for years, even play acceptable soprano, alto and tenor, but never thought the bass or double bass made enough sound to be useful.

    Boy, was I wrong!

    What a great group, and a fine composer as well. Thanks, Patty.

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Bob. These gems we find make the internet SO worth it!!