Ensemble La Danserye was created in 1998 in Calasparra (Murcia, Spain) with the aim of investigating, recreating and spreading the music and wind instruments since the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Baroque, focusing in the Renaissance period....



In this section you can find the recordings performed by Ensemble La Danserye and those in which we take part...



Our instruments are reconstructions based in original instruments from the XV, XVI and XVII Centuries. The original instruments are preserved in museums like the Musical Instruments Museum of Brussells or Cathedrals like the Salamanca Cathedral. We have cornets, shawms, sackbuts, recorders, dulcians, crumhorns, racketts...


Performance practice

One of the main aims of this group is to recreate the sound of wind bands from the XV century to the XVIII century, with particular emphasis in XVI century. Nowadays, achieving a close recreation of a 16th century wind band (ministriles) is a real challenge for any musician who wants to make the music come alive for contemporary audiences. After over four centuries, there are a large number of unanswered questions regarding many musical matters that seem to be almost impossible to achieve a worthy recreation of a sound world so far in time and culture...



Press compilation (in spanish)...


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.

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