Patrick Denecker

Category:muzikant, solist, oude muziek, repertoire
Genre(s):oude muziek, barok, classicisme
Instrument(s):pommer, blokfluit, schalmei
Actual/previous member of:La Caccia, RedHerring Baroque Ensemble


Patrick Denecker is a Belgian recorder player who mainly focuses on performing and researching early music scores.
As a recorder player he logically ends up in the world of so-called 'historical' music performance, but according to him this should not be limited to Renaissance, Baroque or Classical. Every style, however recent, has its own zeitgeist and habits that can be studied.
As far as possible, he uses the most appropriate instruments for the chosen music. In this way he tries to empathize better with the world in which the compositions originated. Music also must remain a creation of the moment itself, without compromising on invention and fantasy and therefore ‘ancient' or ‘historic' are relative terms, especially with something ephemeral like music. Can one speak of ancient art when an old score is played? No, because it sounds now. Still, this makes it even more interesting to explore how a composition sounded when it was created and in what circumstances. In any case, personal freedom remains the most important to embark on this quest which is fascinating and leads to surprising results and will always differ from person to person and from moment to moment.
Patrick Denecker is founder of the ensembles LA CACCIA and REDHERRING.
In these formations, which have a very variable composition, he plays all kinds of recorders and old reeds.

Selective discography

Italia Per SempreItalia Per Sempre (2019)
RedHerring Baroque Ensemble, Patrick Denecker, Diverse componisten
Reformation & Counter-reformationReformation & Counter-reformation (2010)
early music
Ex Tempore, Capella Sancti Michaelis, Capilla Flamenca, Ricercar Consort, Patrick Denecker, Guy Penson, Currende, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
De zeven zonden van Jeroen Bosch, Wereldlijke en kerkelijke muziek uit 1450-1520De zeven zonden van Jeroen Bosch, Wereldlijke en kerkelijke muziek uit 1450-1520 (2009)
early music
Camerata Trajectina, La Caccia, Patrick Denecker, Louis Peter Grijp
Roland de Lassus -  Bonjour mon cœurRoland de Lassus - Bonjour mon cœur (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Tore Tom Denys, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Jan Van Outryve, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté (...)
The Walsingham Consort BooksThe Walsingham Consort Books (2008)
early music
La Caccia, Philippe Malfeyt, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté, Frank Liégeois, Wim Maeseele, Guy Penson, Susan Hamilton (...)
The Susanne van Soldt Virginal BookThe Susanne van Soldt Virginal Book (2008)
early music
Guy Penson, Patrick Denecker
Krummhorn, cromorne, storto, tournebout ?Krummhorn, cromorne, storto, tournebout ? (2008)
early music
Tielman Susato, Syntagma Amici, Patrick Denecker, Heinrich Isaac, Katelijne Van Laethem, Josquin Desprez, Dirk Snellings, Adriaen Willaert (...)
Petrus PhalesiusPetrus Phalesius (2007)
early music
Peter Van Heyghen, Patrick Denecker, Wim Becu, Frank Agsteribbe, Kris Verhelst, Peter Van Heyghen
Thomas MorleyThomas Morley (2007)
early music
Philippe Malfeyt, Liam Fennelly, Wim Maeseele, Guy Penson, Patrick Denecker, La Caccia, Thomas Morley, Peter Philips (...)
Loeillet Sonatas & TriosonatasLoeillet Sonatas & Triosonatas (2006)
Patrick Denecker, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gand, Marcel Ponseele, Jacques Loeillet, Guy Penson, John Loeillet, La Caccia, Mirella Ruigrok (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

12 x 12 - A musical zodiac12 x 12 - A musical zodiac (2012)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, early music
Capilla Flamenca, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Het Collectief, Pierre Des Molins, Johannes Ciconia, Faenza Codex, Guillaume de Machaut, Nicholas Pykini (...)
Zelenka, J.S. Bach - LamentationesZelenka, J.S. Bach - Lamentationes (2012)
Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Damien Guillon, Marcus Ullmann, Lieven Termont, Annelies Brants (...)
Heinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassenHeinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassen (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Heinrich Isaac, Oltremontano
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders
En un gardinEn un gardin (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Thomas Fabri, Philippe De Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, anoniem, Nicholas Pykini, Jean Vaillant (...)
Clemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon VivantClemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon Vivant (2005)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia, Jacobus Vaet, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa
Margarete. Maximilian I.Margarete. Maximilian I. (2001)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, La Caccia, Michaël Ghijs, Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino, Frans Mariman, Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis, Joris Verdin (...)