European Hanseatic Ensemble

The ensemble is composed of vocal soloists and instrumentalists who have excelled in the masterclasses of the previous year. They will play on instruments of the time around 1600: cornets, baroque trombones, violins in old scale, viole da gamba, dulcian, lute instruments and organ. Around 20 young musicians from several European countries will take you on a journey into a world of sound that shaped the musical life of the old Hanseatic cities roughly 400 years ago.

Hanseatic cities

Find a complete overview of the location of all Hanseatic cities here:

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© Europäisches Hansemuseum / Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Hanse und des Ostseeraums

Repertoire examples of music from the Hanseatic cities

From CD productions of the ensemble Weser Renaissance Bremen, by courtesy.

Andreas Hakenberger (1574 – 1627), Danzig
Beati omnes, qui timent Dominum

Johann Stobäus (1580 – 1646), Königsberg
Du bist meine Zuversicht

Johann Steffens (1560 – 1616), Lüneburg
Paduane & Gaillard

Julius Johannes Weiland (1605 – 1663), Bremen
Laudate Dominum

Philipp Dulichius (1562 – 1631), Stettin
Anni nostrae sicut arenea

Hieronymus Praetorius (1560 – 1629), Hamburg
Cantate Dominum

Thomas Selle (1599 – 1663), Hamburg
Christ ist erstanden

Jacob Praetorius (1586 – 1651), Hamburg
Gaudete omnes

Johannes Eccard (1553 – 1611), Danzig
Lasst uns singen

Johann Vierdanck (1605 – 1646), Stralsund / Greifswald
Ich freue mich