QIn medieval times the Quadrivium represents the four most important free 'higher' arts (arithmetica, geometrica, astronomia and musica.) The ensemble Quadrivium unites four colors of the medieval musical palette: voice, Ellen Delahanty; recorder, Geert Van Gele; harp, Bill Taylor; and lute, Willem Mook. With their unique historical instrumentary, Quadrivium connects with the audience with a wide array of delicate instrumental colors, typical for the early polyphony of the middle ages and early renaissance.
The international breakthrough of this Belgian based ensemble keeps happening in 2009. Next to giving various concerts in Belgium and the Netherlands, the ensemble has been invited to perform in Germany. Quadrivium, which consists of members from Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland and America strenghtens its position in the international early music circuit. Learn more about the members of Quadrivium by following the links to their personal websites: Ellen Delahanty, Bill Taylor, Willem Mook, Geert Van Gele
In March 2009 the CD " La Cause est Amer – Medieval Love Poems from Japan and the Low Countries” was brought out by Ensemble Quadrivium: Ellen Delahanty (soprano), Geert van Gele (recorders and
organetto), Bill Taylor (harp, psaltery) and Willem Mook (lutes).
The lutes played are a plectrum played 5-course lute, a 6-course alto-lute and a 7-course bass-lute.
Harp and lutes are all strung in gut.
The illustrated booklet in English contains both commentaries on the repertoire and translations
of the songtexts. This album was produced by the new Belgian early music label Kattenberg.
This CD can be ordered per email: [email protected] at the rate of 15 Euros including package and posting. Please do!! Wonderful giftgiving!