Four stunning singers meet four virtuoso string players. They are chaperoned by lutes and exotic percussion in this journey back to the 17th century—a time when ostinato bass lines such as the passacaglia served as inspiration for joyous dances and haunting laments.
“An intoxicating mixture of feelings and the sheer joy of making music.”
— PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
"Nell Snaidas...[gave] a wrenching account of "Lamento della Ninfa."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
Hear the Music
Diego Ortiz (1510-1570): Passamezzo moderno
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Lamento della Ninfa
Samuel Capricornus (1628-1665): O Felix Jucunditas
Click above to watch Nell Snaidas and percussionist Rex Benincasa in "Romance Biejo,"
a 17th-century ground-bass ballad arranged by Grant Herreid.