March 2003

#03-13 (03/31/03)

Songs of Angels

Former King's Singer Bill Ives now directs the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, and his latest recording celebrates Magdalen composers from 1480 and 1560.

Composer: THOMAS APPLEBY (fl.1537-1563), JOHN SHEPPARD (c.1515-c.1560), THOMAS PRESTON: (?c.1525-c.1563), RICHARD DAVY (1463-1507), JACQUET of MANTUA (1483-1559), JOHN MASON (fl. 1st quarter 16th century),

CD Info: SIGCD038.

#03-12 (03/24/03)

The William Byrd Edition, Part 8

Andrew Carwood continues his brilliant series of the complete music of William Byrd with settings for the Feast of the Purification.

Composer: William Byrd (c.1535/40--1623)

CD Info: CD GAU 309.

#03-11 (03/17/03)

Bo Holten and Nicolas Gombert

Danish conductor and composer Bo Holten and his Ars Nova ensemble were greatly responsible for the rediscovery and re-evaluation of the great Franco-Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert; this week, we'll hear some of their recordings.

Composer: Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560)

CD Info: CD 32008, CD 32038.

#03-10 (03/10/03)

The Banshee’s Wail

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Hesperus Ensemble shares their latest recording, tracking relationships between medieval and Irish traditional instrumental music.

Composer: Guillaume de Machaut--1300-1377, Martin Hayes, Tommy Potts, Willie Clancy, Matt Molloy

CD Info: GACD7553.

#03-09 (03/03/03)

Lombardy and the Barbarians [repeat of #02-45]

At their final concert at the 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music, the Ensemble Dialogos reinterpreted the earliest chant at the Benedictine home monastery of Monte Cassino--were "barbarians" Lombards, or indeed Byzantine traders who brought their own musical influences?


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