Absolutely fabulous music from Tarquinio Merula, the Ballo detto Pollicio (Venice, 1637), performed on original instruments by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
The Musicians and their Instruments
Voices of Music performs on original instruments: hear the music played on instruments from the time of the composer.
Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1660
Lisa Grodin, baroque violin by Paulo Antonio Testore, Larga di Milano, Italy, 1736
William Skeen, five string baroque cello, Anonymous, Italy, c1680
David Tayler, archlute by Andreas von Holst, Munich, 2012, after Tieffenbrucker, c1610
Hanneke van Proosdij, Italian single manual harpsichord by Johannes Klinkhamer,
Amsterdam, 2000, after Cristofori, Florence, c1725