Music in early Poland
Early Music Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble, Early Music Band, Early Music, Ancient Music,lute,
Polish Music, Early Polish Music, lutenist, baroque, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Music in early Poland, Music at the court, Polish musician,
Early Poland, Republic of Poland, Ancient Poland, Warsaw, Poland, Cracow, Polish Court, Polish King, Jan Paweł II, John Paul II, Polish castles, Polish palaces, Polish manors
...with love of old Polish culture...
Early Music Ensemble
words by Krzysztof Ossolinski, ballroom of castle Krzyztopor, Poland, XVIIth century
(translated by Michal Wycislik)
Early music ensemble Contra belluM was founded in 1999.
The members are:
The band is aimed at revival of musical culture of early Poland.
They frequently perform in Palaces, Manors, Castles, Monasteries, Churches and other relics of ancient architecture.
Contra belluM reconstructs and retrieves customs from ancient Poland, especially The Noble Republic of Poland period (XVIIth – XVIIIth century).
They prefer to go back to the tumultuous times, described, for instance, in the well known „Trilogy” by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
The band improve it's art under the direction of world famous Polish musicians as Anna Mikolajczyk (soprano), Cezary Szyfman (baritone), Jerzy Zak (lutenist), Tadeusz Czechak (lutenist), Krystyna Pronko (singer), Marek Napiorkowski (guitarist). Studies with one of the world's leading lute players, professor Hopkinson Smiths, was turning-point in the band's career and in its sound.
Contra belluM has the pleasure to perform and to cooperate with such a well known institutions as:
WAWEL King's Castel Museum in Cracow
National Museum in Cracow
Polish Television TVP-2 "Pytanie na sniadanie"
Museum of Basin in Bedzin
District Museum in Tarnow
Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola
Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko
Polish Institute in Sofia
Museum of Mikolaj Rej in Naglowice
Museum of A.S. Puszkin in Brodzany Casle (Slovakia)
Town Museum of Pabianice
Museum of Mazovian Gentry in Ciechanow
Historical Museum in Dukla
Monastery on Holy Cross
many others centers of cultures, foundations, museums, etc in the area of entire country
The band Contra belluM gave over 250 concerts.
Tradition, culture & history: Memory & Identity
Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791
Early Polish Customes
Performing in the relics of ancient architecture
The ensemble gives concerts
around the contry and abroad
Sarmatian (old-Polish) climates
...the most thankful musical instrument that I know...