Early Music from the Collegium Musicum Ultrajectinum

mon 21 jul 2014
Theme: Early Music

Documento on July 21 from 19:00 to 20:00 presents part 2 of the Collegium Musicum Ultrajectinum, the music college of the city of Utrecht.


In 1631 eleven prominent citizens of Utrecht established a society to make music together. This society played an important role in the musical life of the city until 1959. These two programmes look at the history of the society in the 17th and 18th centuries using their archives of sheet music.


These archives contain a complete catalogue of all the sheet music that they held including compositions by Thomas Simpson, John Jenkins, Claude Lejeune, Marco Uccellini, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello and Francesco Geminiani. A collection of opera overtures by George Frideric Handel were also discovered in the archives.

Our new programme maker Jacques Hendrickx will show us around the archives.


This programme has been produced as part of the Utrecht Music Year 2014, a year that also celebrates the opening of the new TivoliVredenburg. 


Part 1: Monday 7 July, 19.00 – 20.00
Part 2: Monday 21 July, 19.00 – 20.00


Link to the playlist of part 2.