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Music of angels from Hans Memling’s painting

Hans Memling painted the altar piece „God the Father with angels singing and playing instruments“ for the Spanish nunnery in Nájera in the 1480’s. Wim Becu, the artistic director of the Belgian group Oltremontano, invited us to join his project and build with him the music gataway to Memling’s painting. We got inspired not only musically but also visually. The choice of music that could surround Memling was quite clear – we focused on monophonic chant and polyphonic pieces from late 15th century sources from Bruges, Belgium. There were all the pictured instruments built specially for the project. 

Tiburtina Ensemble & Oltremontano Antwerpen