From the Middle Ages

On the road in the robe and with the instrument wagon — view here


The 13th century Lazarite Church in Gfenn (Dübendorf, Canton Zurich) stands slightly elevated above the small hamlet of Gfenn. With the kind permission of the city administration of Dübendorf, we were allowed to take photos and videos “From the Middle Ages“.
The videos of the pictures and more can be watched here

On the forecourt, the visitor may be greeted with a fanfare or the “La Volta” by M. Praetorius.

Please note that M. Praetorius lived in the late Renaissance / early Baroque and not in the Middle Ages. Therefore, stylistically, “La Volta” is out of place. We apologise for this faux pas.


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When walking through the church, one’s gaze is inevitably directed towards the choir with its still preserved frescoes. The interior is acoustically excellent for making music.


The immediate surroundings are inviting for all kinds of music:
Douce Dame by G. de Machaut (1300-1370) with two bass Gemshorns /


Elslein, liebes Elselein by L. Senfl (c. 1490- c. 1543) with two Renaissance tenor recorders / Ad Mortem Festinamus from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, 14th century with pipe and drum // La Volta by M. Praetorius (1571-1621) with Renaissance alto recorder and shrutibox.

6_-min_Douce Dame

Douce Dame


Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein

8_-min_Ad Mortem

Ad Mortem Festinamus

The videos of the pictures and more can be watched to here.

Corrigendum: The two videos by Michael Praetorius are from the Renaissance and not from the Middle Ages.