Ensemble Seraphim was created in Basel in 2015. The ensemble specialises in the performance of medieval and early renaissance music playing on copies and reconstructions of original historical instruments.
The core of the ensemble is the Alta Cappella, formed of two shawms, slide trumpet and percussion, all renown for their loudness and brilliance. In addition, the ensemble also performs as a Bassa Cappella, exploring the more intimate sounds of recorders and douçaines (still shawms).
This alternation of mellow and harsher sounds creates an exciting atmosphere for each programme, all of which are specifically designed to recreate various historical settings and atmospheres.