May 2017

#17-23 (05/22/17)

The King’s Singers and Palestrina

When David Hurley decided to leave the King’s Singers after a record-breaking 26-year stint with the group, he left a beautiful testament: the Song of Solomon settings of Palestrina; this week he shares it with us.

Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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#17-22 (05/22/17)

The Cardinall’s Musick and William Byrd

Conductor Andrew Carwood guides us through the final recordings of his great William Byrd cycle (Volumes 12 through 14!).

Composer: William Byrd,

CD Info: CD 67675, CD 67779, CD 67937



#17-21 (05/15/17)

Clare College, Cambridge

We are just back from a journey to London where we spent time with Musical Director Graham Ross, who shares his teaching philosophy and the great new recording of music for Corpus Christi, including Josquin’s masterful Missa Pange lingua.

Composer: Lassus, Taverner, Scheidt, Vaughan Williams, Byrd, Matthew Martin, Bassano, Palestrina, Michael Haller, L'Heritier. Rachmaninov, Wesley, Hadley, Stanford , Josquin Des Préz , Tomás Luis de Victoria, Pierre de La Rue, Edward Bairstow, Pierre Villette, Olivier Messiaen, Francis Grier, Gerald Finzi

CD Info: CD HMU 907655, CD HMU 907688



#17-20 (05/08/17)

Three from Hyperion

The superb English label gives us the Binchois Consort with music for the 100 Years’ War, the Orlando Consort with the rise of English polyphony, and Cinquecento rediscovering Jean Guyot.

Composer: Johannes ALANUS (fl.c1390-1410), Thomas DAMETT (c.1389-1437) , BYTTERING (fl.c1410-1425), Robert CHIRBURY (c.1380-1454), GHERVAYS (fl.c1400), John EXCETRE (fl.c.1410) , Lionel POWER (d.1445) , John DUNSTAPLE (c.1390-1453), Jean Guyot (?1520-1588)

CD Info: CD CDA 68132, CD CDA 68170, CD CDA 68180.



#17-19 (05/01/17)

Monteverdi and His Circle III

The ongoing celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the birth of the great Italian composer include a boxed set of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants and treatments of the tale of Orfeo with Philippe Jarousky.

Composer: Sartorio, Monteverdi, Rossi, Vittoria Aleotti (c.1575 – 1646)

CD Info: CD 0190295851903, CDHMX 2908772.75





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