ercury Consort will bring you back in time to the sackbut choirs of Renaissance Europe. Revel in the sonority of a choir of Soprano through Contrabass trombones as the works of the Pre-Baroque masters are brought to life. Marvel at the power and subtlety of the most refined musical masterworks produced by any age. Transcend the
now through the expressive potential of these ancient and noble instruments.
"In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices."