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Down on the Ground

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? It just might leave you chirping for more.

This piece depicts its creepy-crawly subject in several clever ways, including mimicking the creature’s unique sounds. Our jumpy little friend has also played the role of a certain boys “inner-voice,” something the composer should have listened to. Not only was he known as a great composer, but he was also known as something of a prima donna, composing at his own will rather than that of his patrons.

Music Heard On This Episode

Josquin des Prez: El Grillo
Early Music Consort of London; David Munrow, cond. — The Art of the Netherlands (Virgin Records Us, 1997)
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Josquin des Prez: El Grillo
Early Music Consort of London; David Munrow, cond. — The Art of the Netherlands (Virgin Records Us, 1997)
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