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November 17, 2013


saint cecilia

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.

November 4, 2013


bass viol

Music For Bass Instruments

We’re spending time with composers who played and wrote for bass instruments, and we’ll explore music for three violins and hear chant from the Thomas Gradual.

September 16, 2013


field of cloth of gold

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 13, 2013


Title page of a 1604 publication of Dowland's Lachrimae.

John Dowland: 450 Years And Counting

Two new releases of music by John Dowland, a composer whose works are still being performed, admired and enjoyed.

September 10, 2013




On this episode of Harmonia, we’re listening for echoes! Plus, we’ll explore some curious inventions from composer Biagio Marini in our featured recording.

July 19, 2013


East of the River

England And East Of The River

Music by the ensemble East of the River in a CD entitled Levantara, and 17th-century English music in a release called Strike the Viol.

April 8, 2013


captain kidd

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1645

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1645: pirate William Kidd was born, composer Tobias Hume died, and the first hospital was founded in Montreal.

March 11, 2013


death of wat tyler

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1381

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1381: the Peasants Revolt in England, two 14th c. writers and theologians, and the music of Matteo da Perugia.

January 21, 2013


from The Chantilly Manuscript.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1350

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1350 and the birth of a Dominican friar, the death of two kings, and the Battle of Winchelsea.

September 28, 2012


A page from the Eton Choirbook, c. 1490.

Music From The Eton Choirbook

Music from a 500 year old manuscript of Latin liturgical music from pre-Reformation England.

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