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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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Country Music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages

The Pastoral Countryside

Pastorella - recorders, lute - Anon. (16th century)

Jolly Shepherd Boy - soprano, shawm - Ravenscroft (c. 1590-c. 1633)

La pastorella - alto, tenor, bass recorders - Arcadelt (c 1504-1568)

Schaefertanz - organetto, lute, harp, bass cornamuse - Susato (c. 1500-1561)
 

The Country Lass

I Care not for These Ladies - baritone, lute - Morley (1557-1602)

Un cavalier de Spagna - soprano shawm, zink - Anon. (16th century)

Bobbing Joe - dancers - Anon. (17th century) Read more about Country Music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages

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

Three Centuries of Italian Music

Three Ballette - Gastoldi (c. 1550-1622) 
Il Tedesco 
Il Ballerina 
Lo Spensierato

Frottola: Poi che speranza è morte - de Luprano (c. 16th century)

Two Madrigals: 
Arcadelt (c. 1505-c. 1567) 
Fu temp gia, L'aer gravotoe

Madrigal: Madonna, il bel desire - Willaert (1490-1562)

E se gelosia - Willaert

L'Alfonsia - Ghiselin/Verbonnet Read more about Three Centuries of Italian Music

Music at the Court of Maximilian

Although the German Renaissance was not the resplendent one of Italy, the Court of Maximilian I shone with a brillance that was second to none. Music was an indispensable part of court life, and the Kaiser surrounded himself with an entire battery of musicians and first-rate composers like Hofhaimer, Senfl, and Isaac.


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Preambulum in re - Leonhard Kleber 
organ

Meins trauens ist - Paul Hofhaimer 
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Music from the Reign of James I

Pavan: The Funerals - ensemble - Holborne (d. 1602)

Pavan - ensemble - Dering (d. 1630)

Weep, O mine eyes - vocal quartet - Bennet (c. 1570-1610)

Now, O now I needs must part - vocal quartet - Dowland (1562-1626)

Selections from Deuteromelia, Melismata, Pamelia - Ravenscroft (c.1590-c. 1633)

The Marriage of the Frogge and the Mouse - alto, gemshorn

A Round of three Country dances in one - krummhorns, recorder Read more about Music from the Reign of James I

Images of Women

Woman as Oracle

First Delphic Hymn to Apollo - soprano - Anonymous (c.140 B.C.)


Woman as Virgin

Marian Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater - The Music Men - Anon. (11th, 12th centuries)

Cantigas de Santa Maria - Anonymous (13th century) 
Como hua moller - gemshorn 
O que en Santa Maria - hurdy-gurdy 
Muit amar deuemos - ensemble Read more about Images of Women

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