a water nymph who transformed herself into a reed to escape the amorous advances of the god Pan
Syrinx is an ensemble of double reed players dedicated to the performance of historical wind music.
From 14th to 18th centuries wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance and it is our aim to recreate this impressive tradition.
Our repertoire covers the rise of the professional wind band; we perform music from Dufay and Josquin to Handel and Mozart on shawms, dulcians, oboes and bassoons.
Members of the group can be heard playing in many of the world’s leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Stagione Frankfurt, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, The Sixteen and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
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Aria Nr. 4
Georg Philipp Telemann from Overture in C Minor TWV 55:c3
Francesco Guerrero (Lerma Manuscript)