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December 12, 2014

 

A page from the manuscript held in the British Library (Royal 8 G.vii) from a choirbook made for King Henry VIII of England (1509-1547).

The Spy’s Choirbook

Petrus Alamire, in addition to his musical endeavors, may have acted as a political spy for Henry the VIII.

November 24, 2013

 

day job: blacksmith

Quit Your Day Job!

Music by cabinet makers, poets, world leaders, who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to make music of lasting power. Plus, the flute in consort...

November 17, 2013

 

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Thanks And Praise

Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music, and we’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources on this edition of Harmonia.

September 16, 2013

 

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Field Of Cloth Of Gold

In 1520, kings Henry and Francis met for 17 days of celebration and pomp. We’ll explore the musical side of this meeting. Plus a release by the Boston Camerata.

September 3, 2013

 

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Teachers And Students

We’re exploring the musical bonds between students and teachers. Plus, we'll hear viol music of Marin Marais on our featured recording.

April 21, 2013

 

King Alfonso X

Fit For A King

It's music "fit for a king," as powerful rulers do double-duty as composers. We’ll hear music composed by Frederick the Great, Alfonso X, Thibaut I, and more.

November 18, 2012

 

The Mystical Nativity

Music For The Holiday Season

We've handpicked a variety of early music recordings – new and old – to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season: Bach, Schutz, chant and more.

May 30, 2011

 

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Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More

We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.

April 4, 2011

 

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Renaissance Poetry: Madrigals, Chansons, and Villancicos

A look at the poetry behind some of the most popular Renaissance vocal music. Plus, Nigel North performs in a featured release of music by Robert Johnson.

February 7, 2011

 

Acis and Galatea

You Gotta Have (Renaissance) Love

Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.

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