Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke East
Montréal, H2X 1C3

Bus : 24 – stop Saint-Laurent Bus

Station Sherbrooke


The trombone — “large trumpet” in Italian, known in English at the time as the sackbut — had its golden age in the late-16th and 17th centuries. From the reasonable hypothesis that there must have been baroque trombonists who enjoyed playing duets, the question is raised: what music might they have played? It is in that spirit that canticum trombonorum shamelessly borrows intimate vocal repertoire to explore the expressive power of baroque trombones paired with a single voice. In this programme, the ensemble focuses on the richly imaged love poetry of the Song of Songs, presenting the biblical book’s narrative through 17th-century Italian settings of each of its eight chapters.


Motets by Monteverdi, Grandi, Caprioli, Cima, Sances, Rovetta


Ariadne Lih, soprano
Maximilien Brisson and Tin Cugelj, sackbuts and direction
Christophe Gauthier, harpsichord