Camerata Trajectina

From Amsterdam’s ring of canals to the countryside

Hieke Meppelink – soprano
Nico van der Meel – tenor
Saskia Coolen – recorder & viola da gamba
Constance Allanic – harp & viola da gamba
Michiel Niessen – lute

Celebrated Dutch poet Bredero’s Comical, Amorous and Religious Great Song Book dates from the Dutch Golden Age. These texts – written in a rural dialect from the outskirts of Amsterdam – are uniquely set to that era’s hippest French and Italian melodies. Go ahead and chuckle at these naughty and farcical lyrics. Here, the famous Camerata Trajectina creates a theatrical concert delightfully combining singing, instrumental improvisations and variations on a ground bass.