January 2009

#09-05 (01/26/09)

Vasquez: Sonetos y Villancicos

Back to secular music with the successor to Encina as the primary composer of popular songs for the nobility, Juan Vasquez (c.1500-c.1560); performances by La Trulla de Bozes directed by Carlos Sandua.

Composer: Miguel de Fuenllana active 1553-78, Antonio de Cabezón ca.1510-1566, Juan Vásquez ca.1500-ca.1560,

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#09-04 (01/19/09)

Marian Devotion in 16th Century Spain

The superb English ensemble Stile Antico performs music for the Virgin Mary by Franco-Flemish composers who worked for the Spanish court (Gombert, Clemens non Papa) as well as the great Iberian creators like Victoria.

Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa ca.1510/15-1555/6, Rodrigo de Ceballos ca.1525/30-1581, Francisco Guerrero 1528-1599, Nicolas Gombert ca.1495-ca.1560, Sebastián de Vivanco ca.1551-16, Tomás Luis de Victoria 1548-1611, Jean Lhéritier ca.1480-1551

CD Info: HM CD # HMU 807489

#09-03 (01/12/09)

Cancionero de Palacio

Carles Magraner directs the Capella de Ministrers in popular music from the time of the Catholic monarchs, centering on the songs of Juan del Encina (1468-1529/30).

Composer: Juan del Encina (1468-1530), Juan de León actief 1480-1514, Gabriel Mena ?-1528,

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#09-02 (01/05/09)

Festive Music by Guerrero

The Ensemble Doulce Memoire recreates some of the festive music Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) wrote for high feast at the cathedral of Seville.

Composer: Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

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#09-01 (01/04/09)

Quattro Stagioni & Grex Vocalis

After we received all the recordings by this excellent ensemble, we decided to showcase their artistry with more of their performances; we also hear more Christmas music with the Norwegian ensemble Grex Vocalis.

Composer: MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571-1621), HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS (1560-1629),TOMAS LUIS de VICTORIA (1540-1611), GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (1525-1594), PIERRE PASSEREAU (c.1500-1550), WILLIAM CORNYSHE (1468-1523), CLEMENT JANNEQUIN (1472-1558), CLAUDIN de SERMISY (1490-1562), ROLAND de LASSUS (1532-1594), GIUSEPPE CAIMO (1545-1584), JACQUES ARCADELT (1514-1568), THOMAS TOMKINS (1572-1656)

CD Info: CD # 2L26, CD PPC 9052, CD # QCD-9302.

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