"There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the Spheres."
Ensemble Musica Humana is a vibrant ensemble specializing in imaginative performances of early music. From Hildegard to Handel, we seek to shed new light on music from volatile times in human history, and through carefully researched programs breathe life into the multitude of music from these eras that has yet to be performed or recorded.
The ensemble takes its name from the Pythagorean concept of the Music of the Spheres as presented in the seminal work of Boethius, De Musica, which describes the three branches of music. Musica Mundana, the divine harmony created by the movements of the stars and planets; Musica Instrumentalis, the sounds made by instruments and singers; and Musica Humana, the music that resonates within the human body when it is in harmony with the music of the spheres.