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Music of the Renaissance with Trulla de Bozes and Doulce Mémoire

Spanish consort songs (Passacaille) and Italian dances (Dorian).

The 2002 Passacaille label recording of Renaissance Spanish consort songs is the finest I’ve ever come across. Entitled “Seville around 1560” the performance by Trulla de Bozes is memorable, to say the least, and gives a powerful account of works by Francisco Guerrero, Ginés de Morata, Juan Navarro, and others.

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Doulce Mémoire probably needs no introduction, seeing as they’re one the premiere Renaissance instrumental ensembles in Europe today. Their 1995 Dorian label recording, “Renaissance Winds,” is just as the title implies and includes some of the 16th Century’s top ten hits, performed in the unique fashion the ensemble has come to recognized for.

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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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