October 2002#02-43 (10/28/02)
The Antwerp Song Book This 1544 publication revealed the wealth of Flemish popular song; this week, we'll hear some of those songs and the sacred settings of these popular tunes that helped common people sing the Psalms.
From the stage of the Vredenburg in Utrecht, we speak to one of the stars of the Early Music Festival 2002, Pedro Memelsdorff of the ensemble Mala Punica.
Composer: Don Paolo da Firenze (1390-1425)
CD Info: HMC 901732.
The Royal Albert Library in Brussels holds one of the great treasures of music the book celebrating the marriage of the Burgundian Charles the Bold and the English Margaret of York; this week, the Clerk's Group performs music from this window into the 15th century.
Composer: WALTER FRYE (d. 1475), JOHN BEDYNGHAM (1422-60), JOHN PLUMMER (d. c. 1487).
CD Info: SIGCD015
A stunning recreation of the ancient chant service for St. Olav ("the most wide-spread piece of music from Norway before the age of Grieg") radically redefined.
Composer: Henning Sommerro
CD Info: FXCD 227
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