We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).
J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).
Music of Henry Purcell and the French Baroque on the ATMA Classique label.
Gluttony as found in music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and Les Voix Baroques performs early 17th-century carnival music.
Purcell's musical depictions of witches and insanity, the Matthews/Schenkman duo perform in Seattle, and Esterházy Machine explores music for the baryton.
The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”
Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.
New and classic recordings that made a lasting impression in 2009.
A look at the lives of Christian saints with celebrations from 17th-century France and England... plus a recent release of choral works by Jean Mouton.