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.
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.
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.
Two new releases of music by John Dowland, a composer whose works are still being performed, admired and enjoyed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music from a 500 year old manuscript of Latin liturgical music from pre-Reformation England.