The donkey crown

Animals & Creatures invite to the finissage
Sun 25.06.23 Theme 17:45 Concert 18:15

Detail Gänsebuch, St. Lorenzkirche Nürnberg 1507, fol. 186r

"The Donkey Crown" A concert of animals & creatures In cooperation with the Musikmuseum Basel


n coordination with the Music Museum’s exhibition “animal!”, ReRenaissance is putting together a concert program centered around animals in Renaissance music. Around Michel Beheim’s song of “animals & creatures”, which complain in an animal council that musicians make instruments out of them, instrumental pieces from the Glogau songbook are heard, in which animals stand as godparents for the titles: “peacock’s tail”, it says, and “rat’s tail”, “cat’s paw” and “donkey’s crown”. In addition, there are ensemble ricercares by well-known composers, such as “The Dog” by Heinrich Isaac, as well as all kinds of songs in which animals play the leading roles. A concert to neigh, bleat, bark or chirp!Frithjof Smith – cornett | Marc Lewon – voice, lute, viola d’arco | voice, harp or lute | Caroline Ritchie – grand fiddle | Catherine Motuz – trombone; conductor

Hare, Albrecht Dürer, 1502



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Basel Historical Museum


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Historical Museum Basel


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Place still open


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Historical Museum Basel