Dulcina

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The Dulcina ensemble is named for the term used by Johannes Tinctoris for the cylindrical-bore shawm-like instrument, the douçaine.  Dulcina’s repertoire consists of music from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance, and its flexible instrumentation includes douçaines, vielles, recorders, rebecs, citoles, bagpipes, sordunes, and racketts.

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The four members are (left to right) Aage Nielsen, Phil Neuman, Gayle Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman (seated).

 

 

 

The Dulcina ensemble is named for the term used by Johannes Tinctoris for the cylindrical-bore shawm-like instrument, the douçaine.  Dulcina’s repertoire consists of music from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance, and its flexible instrumentation includes douçaines, vielles, recorders, rebecs, citoles, bagpipes, sordunes, and racketts.

Dulcina’s Dania Project takes historically informed performance a step further, to embrace Danish fiddle tunes, the Danish national song tradition, and even the occasional foray into the contemporary world of Danish jazz icon Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, while not abandoning the groups medieval and Renaissance roots. The more modern settings incorporate an alto trombone actually owned by composer Carl Nielsen as a teenager, an antique bass clarinet, and an exquisite bass flute.

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