The Aragón Consort* (recorders) was born in 2013 as a pedagogic project managed by the Early Music Department of the Conservatory of Music of Aragon (CSMA), and most particularly by the Recorder classroom, a specialty taught by Anna Margules. This is a project that, for the first time, integrates both students and alumni of the CSMA and teachers and students of the Professional Conservatories of Aragon where the speciality is taught.
It aims to get to know in depth, perform, enjoy, and share all the polyphonic repertoire susceptible of being played by this kind of band —not just Renaissance and Baroque music, but also contemporary pieces—, as well as bringing this instrument and its music closer to the public, and making it known through recitals, both within conservatories and in external venues.
*The word Consort has its origins in English Renaissance music. It may refer to “whole” consorts, in which all the instruments were of one family but of different sizes (Whole Consort: recorders, violas da gamba, lutes, etc.), and “broken” consorts, incorporating different families of instruments (Broken Consort: lutes, violas da gamba, and recorders, for example).