Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.
It would be interesting to know the story behind the name of the ensemble, Beauty Farm. But never mind…it’s peculiar enough that you’re not likely to forget it!
We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.
Looking back at the giants and geniuses of music history through the medium of the string quartet: Palestrina, Lasso, Castello, Bach, Mozart, Pleyel and more.
Two recordings paint a picture through music of the life and Passion of Christ.
Here's a sampling from an array of early music recordings – new and old, from performers like the Tallis Scholars, Boston Camerata, The Sixteen, and more.
We're exploring early music exchanges between Japan and Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Plus we’ll hear music of the cornetto and Bach Collegium Japan.
We’ll hear how composers have reused their own tunes and ideas, and what ideas they’ve borrowed from others. Plus, we’ll hear several instances of contrafacta.
It's a mini-early-music tour of Rome. We'll visit Vatican City, sample some Roman Carnival music, and more. Plus a featured release by The Cardinall’s Musick.
Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.