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Music of the Middle Ages

As performed at the Salisbury House

The flowers of the forest - Scottish (traditional) 
hammered dulcimer, tenor recorder, rebec

Lullay: I saw - Medieval English Carol 
soprano, tenor recorder

Hymn to St. Magnus - (12th century) 
bagpipes, soprano recorder

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Pastourelle: Dehors lone pree - Anonymous French (13th century) 
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A Program of Medieval Music and Renaissance Italian Music

Ut queant laxis - A Medieval Warmupby Guido d'Arezzo (c. 990-1050) 
ensemble 
Translation: So that thy servants may sing the woder of thy deeds with relaxed vocal chords, 
remove all guilt from their defiled lips, St. John.

Kyrie - Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) 
soprano, organetto, harp, bell, rebec

O viridisima virga - Hildegard 
soprano, symphonia, organetto, harp, rebec

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Christmas Music in the Renaissance and Middle Ages

Two Spanish Carols - Anonymous (16th century) 
Dadme albricios, hijos d'Eva - vocal quartet, finger cymbals 
Riu, riu, chiu: El lobo - baritone, vocal quartet, krummhorns

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen - two settings - Praetorius (1609) 
1. soprano, lute 
2. soprano and alto shawms, tenor and bass sacbuts

All my joy (Greensleeves) - two settings 
1. lute - Thysius Lute Book (16th century) 
2. bass and great bass recorders Read more about Christmas Music in the Renaissance and Middle Ages

Four Centuries of Music from the Iberian Peninsula

Contigas ............................. Alfonso X (13th century)

#80 Mais nos faz - rebec

#216 Como Santo Maria - organetto, finger cymbals

#179 Como hua moller - gemshorn, lute, bells

#36 Muit´ amar devemos - bass

Motet: O Magnum Mysterium ........ Victoria (c. 1548)

Missa: O Magnum Mysterium ........................Victoria

Kyrie, Credo, Sanctus - ensemble

Three Villancicos ....................... Anon. (16th century)

Pase el agoa, ma Julieta - vocal quartet

Si la noche - soprano, recorders, gamba Read more about Four Centuries of Music from the Iberian Peninsula

Early Music from Scotland

The Gowans are Gay ............................. Anonymous 
soprano, tenor, garklein recorder, alto gemshorn, audience

In a Garden so Green ........ Anonymous 
soprano, harpsichord

 


Our Father God Celestial (Lord's Prayer) ...... Pierre Cadeac (pub. 1538) 
soprano, harp, bass and contrabass recorders, gamba

 


My Lord of Marche Paven a 4 ........... James Lauder (16th century) 
dancers, tenor and great bass recorders, gamba, harpsichord Read more about Early Music from Scotland

Music from Both Sides of the English Channel

Music of the Netherlands

Het Soude - rauschpfeife, zink, sacbuts - Anon. (mid-16th century)

Psalm 92 from Souterliedekens - soprano, baritone, recorder, krummhorns - Susato (died c. 1564)

Mijn morken gaf - baritone, zink, rebec, recorder, bass krummhorn -

Ain niederlandisch runden Dantz - lutes - Neusidler (c. 1508-1563)

Ein Niderlendisch tentzlein - lutes - Judenkuenig (c. 1460-1526) Read more about Music from Both Sides of the English Channel

Music from the Court of Burgundy (1430-1500)

The dukedom of Burgundy was founded in 1363, when John II of France gave it to his son Philip (1342-1404). Burgundy attained the height of her power under Philip the Good (1396-1467) and through marriages, inheritance, purchase and conquest, its territory was soon extended. When Philip's successor, Charles the Bold, died in 1477, Louis XI of France took Burgundy back into his empire. Some of the greatest artists of the time, including Jan van Eyck, were drawn into the sphere of the Burgundian count. However, little of the music of this era is familiar today. Read more about Music from the Court of Burgundy (1430-1500)

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