Hesperus (ensemble)

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Hesperus is an early music and folk music ensemble. It was founded by Scott Reiss and Tina Chancey in 1979. While they are particularly noted for playing early European music, American folk music and crossovers between them, they often play music from a variety of other traditions.


From 1989 to 1996, Hesperus was a resident ensemble at the National Museum of American History. Songs from their album Early American Roots are part of the sound track for the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow. In a concert program sponsored by United States Information Agency, Hesperus performed in Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore. [1]

The group is an ensemble-in-residence in Arlington County, Virginia.


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