Harmonia Early Music

Jewish Music for Viols

Renaissance music by Jewish composers with the viola da gamba consort Fretwork.

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Photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble

Fretwork viol consort.

The Harmonia Mundi label brings us Renaissance music by Jewish composers with the viola da gamba consort Fretwork. We’ll also hear the ensemble in an earlier recording of music from the Odhecaton.

Music Heard On This Episode

Lumley Part Books: Gallyard of Albarti
Fretwork — Birds on Fire (HMU, 2008)
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Lumley Part Books: Gallyard of Albarti
Fretwork — Birds on Fire (HMU, 2008)
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Salamone Rossi: Shir hamma’a lot
Fretwork — Birds on Fire (HMU, 2008)
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Augustine Bassano: Galliard no. 1
Fretwork — Birds on Fire (HMU , 2008)
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Anonymous: La Spagna
Fretwork — Harmonice Musices Odhecaton (HMu, 2001)
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Josquin: La Bernardina
Fretwork — Harmonice Musices Odhecaton (HMU, 2001)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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