Camerata Trajectina

New Amsterdam 

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Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg / Hertz
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Camerata Trajectina

New York was once New Amsterdam: a settlement in Manhattan where the Dutch set foot in the 17th century. The first poet on shore was Jacob Steendam, who also takes the lead in this performance. From tearjerkers, drunken banter and street noise, Steendam brewed the songs with which the community anno 1660 fought, feasted and fantasized. Camerata Trajectina performs Dutch-language songs from the alleys of New Amsterdam. 


  • All songs are contrafacts (new texts on existing melodies). All arrangements are made by Camerata Trajectina, except when indicated otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    De Strontmolen instrumental 

  • Jacob Steendam 

    ’t Verhemeld van den dageraat 

    1615-ca. 1672
  • Jacob Steendam

    Liefdens schijn
    An Abroba

  • Anoniem (music) / Jacob Steendam (text)

    Passamezzo antico / ’t Lof van Nuw-Nederland

  • J.Z. Baron


  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Variations on ‘Est ce mars’ instrumental

  • Jan Jansz van Asten

    Hier zit ghy weer, ghy bock, ghy beer

  • Jacob Steendam

    Klagt van Nieuw-Amsterdam

  • Frans Esauzs den Heussen

    Klaegliedt aen Engelandt
    (Arrangements on psalm 79 by Claude Goudimel c1514-1572 & Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)

  • Anthony Jansen


    Programme subject to change



  • Hans Thissen storyteller
  • Wendy Roobol soprano
  • Nico van der Meel tenor
  • Saskia Coolen recorder, viola da gamba
  • Cassandra Luckhardt viola da gamba
  • Arjen Verhage lute

About the performers

CamerataTrajectinaisthechampion of Dutch music from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age, with projects that combine intensively scientific research with spontaneous live performances. The ensemble has formed warm relationships with artists such as the poet GerritKomrij, who during thefestivalin 2005 performed his song lyrics to musicby Obrecht. CamerataTrajectinahas appeared on innumerable occasions at the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht and during the concert season and celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2024. 

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