July 2006

#06-32 (07/31/06)

Christmas in the Tudor Court [repeat of #06-02]

The Trinity Baroque directed by Julian Podger give us Thomas Tallis' Missa Puer natus est with other 16th century English music for the season.

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#06-31 (07/24/06)

The Antwerp Songbook, 1544 [repeat of #06-11]

-One of the defining musical publications of the high Renaissance, Jan Rollins amazing publication gave us the first printed version of 221 secular songs, a kind of folk song-cum-"fake book" that is an amazing window into late medieval music.

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#06-30 (07/17/06)

Phillippe de Monte [repeat of #06-13]

Another great Flemish composer and contemporary of Gombert, the Mechelen-born De Monte wound up bringing the Lowlands sound to Naples, Rome, Spain, Vienna and Prague--the Choir of New College, Oxford, convincingly performs his work.

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#06-29 (07/10/06)

The Hilliard Ensemble: Nicholas Gombert [repeat of #06-09]

The favorite composer of Charles V is given masterful treatment in this premiere national broadcast of the Hilliard Ensembles' latest recording.

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#06-28 (07/03/06)

Lassus: The Song of Songs [repeat of #05-46]

This greatest of the last generation of composers from the Lowlands made many settings from the Song of Solomon, but unlike his contemporary Palestrina never published them in one volume. The latest effort by The Cardinall's Musick collects these and a mass inspired by one of them.

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