March 2012

#12-14 (03/26/12)

Three for Holy Week, Part 2

We continue with three recent releases with music for the days before Easter.

Composer: DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757), ANTONIO LOTTI (1666-1740), GIOVANNI LEGRENZI (1626-1690), ANTONIO CALDARA (1670-1736), LEONARDO LEO (1694-1744), Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (1525-1594), William BYRD (1543-1623), Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (c.1548-1611), Gregorio ALLEGRI (1582-1652), Thomas TALLIS (c.1505-1585),

CD Info: Virgin Classics CD 50999 0709072 1, MSR CD MS 1138, Virgin Classics CD 50999 694577 0



#12-13 (03/19/12)

Three for Holy Week, Part 1

For this week and next, we look at recent releases by Les Arts Florissants, L'Arpeggiata, and the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Composer: DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757), ANTONIO LOTTI (1666-1740), GIOVANNI LEGRENZI (1626-1690), ANTONIO CALDARA (1670-1736), LEONARDO LEO (1694-1744), Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (1525-1594), William BYRD (1543-1623), Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (c.1548-1611), Gregorio ALLEGRI (1582-1652), Thomas TALLIS (c.1505-1585),

CD Info: Virgin Classics CD 50999 0709072 1, MSR CD MS 1138, Virgin Classics CD 50999 694577 0



#12-12 (03/12/12)

English Song

Two excellent new recordings look at the late Tudor and Jacobean era with Stile Antico, and a new project of Henry Purcell scored for harp, gamba, traditional Swedish violin, and voice.

Composer: Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), John Ammer (?-1641), John Taverner (c. 1490-1545), Robert Ramsey (1590-1644), Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585), Robert Parsons (c. 1530-1570), John Browne (fl. 1480-1505), Giovanni Croce (c. 1557-1609), John Dowland (1562/63-1626), Thomas Campion (c. 1567-1619), William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Henry Purcell

CD Info: Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 807554, ECM CD 2226.



#12-11 (03/05/12)

Easter in the Sistine Chapel

The superb Brabant Ensemble gives us the grand (and rarely-recorded) Palestrina Mass Ad coenam agni providi.

Composer: GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474), GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (1525-1594), JOHANNES BEAUSSERON (c.1482-1542), CRISTÓBAL de MORALES (c.1500-1553)

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