Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.
Verdelot’s madrigals (“à la Ganassi”) from the ensemble Doulce Mémoire.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
Masses and motets by the 16th century composer Cipriano de Rore.
Music by Antonio de Cabezón from a 16th century collection called Obras de Música.
We’ll dance at the court of Louis XIV to works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and sound the bagpipe across time and space! Plus, a featured release by Anonymous 4.
Spanish consort songs (Passacaille) and Italian dances (Dorian).
Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.
An exploration of music from the Winchester Part Books, a important collection of Renaissance madrigals and chansons.
This week, the Harmonia Traditions Series explores love and courtship, as well as a debut release by the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir.