This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.
This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.
We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.
Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.
Andrew Parrott reconstructs the music to mourn the death of Prince Leopold, the man who brought Bach to Cöthen.
A Youtube video of a Renaissance hit ("O che nuovo miracolo" by Emilio de Cavalieri).