The Danserye has more than thirty instruments. Our instruments are copies of original instruments from the XVth to the XVIIth centuries. They are distributed in consorts: cornetts, shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, crumhorns, racketts, natural trumpets, baroque oboes, etc
La Danserye has recorded 7 CDs with Renaissance and Early Baroque music as a result of the collaboration with other vocal and instrumental groups. Recently we have published our first solo CD with music for wind bands in the New World: Ministriles Novohispanos
One of the main aims of La Danserye is the research of the instruments and the original musical practice, from the study of theoretical treatises and other sources, playing the music from facsimile editions of original music sources to achieve a genuine sound
La Danserye publishes its first compact disc dedicated to “Ministriles Novohispanos” (Wind Bands of the New World), a monographic CD with works from the Choirbook XIX (MS 19) of Puebla de los Ángeles (México)
The presence of “ministriles” (wind bands) of European origin in the Viceroyalty of New Spain dates back to the arrival of Hernán Cortés. It is documented in the chronicle of Cristobal de Pedraza (Honduras bishop) that Cortés used to bring wind band ensembles in his expeditions. In 1524, Cortés arrived to the present territory of Honduras during an expedition, accompanied by 300 soldiers and 5 “ministriles”, who played shawms, sackbuts and “dulzainas”. Since the arrival of Spanish expeditions to the New World, the wind bands groups were part of the new musical chapels, created in the image and likeness of the Spanish, with some differences originated by the implementation of these new chapels in the New World.