The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.
This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.
We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.
We'll explore traditional music from Scotland and medieval music from the region of the Rhine River. Plus, a featured release of from Stile Antico and Fretwork.
A look at flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose. Plus, we’ll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson’s “The Monthes.”
Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.
Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).
Choral music from England, including Stile Antico's exploration of composer John Sheppard and the Brabant Ensemble's offerings from the Chirk Castle Part-Books.
The young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico and their latest Harmonia Mundi release, "Song of Songs."