December 2006#06-52 (12/18/06)
Our friends The Orlando Consort have a beautiful project for Christmas 2006--we'll talk with founding member Donald Greig about the evolution of this repertoire from the earliest multi-voice writing, through the medieval carol, and into the great era of Franco-Flemish polyphony.
Composer: ARNOLD de LANTINS (?--before 1432), GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474), JACOBUS CLEMENS non PAPA (c.1510/15--1555/6), LOYSET COMPERE (c,1445-1518), ANTOINE BUSNOIS (c.1430-1492), ANTOINE BRUMEL (c.1460--c.1515)
In 1950, the stunning discovery of a group of masses by Palestrina based on plainchant gave us a unique insight into the relationship between composers and court chapels. Happily, medieval musical great Dominique Vellard turned to this repertoire with ensembles from the Schola Cantorum in Basel--we'll hear the complete mass as well as some motets from that project.
Composer: GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (1525-1594)
CD Info: CD #05472 77317-2
Rapidly becoming one of the best-selling early music albums in history, Sting's new project is a four century bridge between like-minded musical spirits. In a far-reaching interview, Sting describes his approach to this music and his collaboration with lute virtuoso Edin Karamazov, a student of Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
Composer: John Dowland (1563-1626), ROBERT JOHNSON (1583-1633)
CD Info: CD B0007220-02
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