Ulrika Westerberg and THE TRE KRONOR BAROQUE ENSEMBLE play music from the Düben Collection in Uppsala which contains the surviving portions of the repertoire of the Swedish Chapel Royal (today the Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra) from the reign of Queen Christina in the 1640s and 1650s to that of Charles XI in the 1710s. The bulk of the collection comprises ecclesiastical vocal music intended for services at court, but there are also more than 300 instrumental pieces – mostly dance movements, variations and sonatas. Much of it is typically occasional music, used for ballets, banquets and courtly ceremonies, but there are also a number of ambitious works apparently designed for more attentive listening.

1025 Ulrika Westerberg Music of the Swedish Great Power Period