June 2009#09-27 (06/29/09)
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.
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.
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).
The Ensemble Doulce Memoire recreates some of the festive music Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) wrote for high feast at the cathedral of Seville.
Our friends Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia and Katarina Livljanic of Dialogos each have new projects looking at the apocalyptic and strangely haunting music around the year 1000 A.D. We'll hear both "Fragments for the End of Time" and "Abbo Abbas: French Polyphony at the First Millennium" this week.
Composer: WULFSTAN WINTONIENSIS (10th c.), OTFRID von WEIßENBURG (d. Alsace, 875), FULDA (early 9th c.), Aquitanian, 11th c.,
CD Info: Ambronay CD AMY017, Raum Klang CD RK 2803, Arcana CD A 329
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