Music from Switzerland–Ex Libris Doctoris Amerbachii

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Program: #08-16, Air Date: 04/07/08

Music books collected by great humanist thinkers are a treasured window into the musical life of the Renaissance--this week, another Musiques Suisses project gives us music from the book of the great Basel legal philosopher (and music lover) Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562).

 

NOTE: All of the music on this program comes from the recording Ex Libris Doctoris Amerbachii featuring the ensemble La Morra and vocalist Arianna Savall directed by Michal Gondko and Corina Marti.

This recording, on Musiques Suisses, is CD # MGB 6237.

Broadcast of this series is made possible in part by a grant from the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. For more information, you may visit:

www.swissemb.org

This program introduces music from the collection of music books assembled by Basler lawyer Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562) in his youth, during the first two decades of the sixteenth century.

Friend of Erasmus of Rotterdam and painted by Hans Holbein The Younger, Amerbach received a thorough education which included instruction in music. He was also a passionate amateur musician on wind, plucked and keyboard instruments. Music books he collected are now kept in the University Library in Basel.

The program is primarily devoted to the music of little-known composers active during the first half of the sixteenth century in the Alsace and Baden-Württemberg regions (chiefly Hans Buchner, Wolfgang Dachstein, Sixt Dietrich, Mathias Greiter, Johannes Fuchswild, Hans Kotter and Paul Wüst).

JOHANNES FUCHSWILD: Ich stond an einem morgen

LUDWIG SENFL: Grosmechtig

JOHANNES HESDIMOIS: Tucto il mundo e fantasia

Anon./PETRARCH: Di pensier in pensier ("From though to thought")

HANS KOTTER: Harmonia in sol

Anon. after JOSQUIN DESPREZ: Adieu mes amours

HANS KOTTER: Spaniol, Kochensperg

BARTOLOMEO TROMBONCINO/PETRARCH: S'i'l dissi mai ("If I ever said so")

BENEDICTUS DUCIS: Ellend pringt pin

HANS BUCHNER: Nit lang by nacht

GEORG BRACK: Ich hof es sy

Anon. after MOULU: Amy souffrez

Anon. after CLAUDIN de SERMISY: Au boys de doul en l'ombre d'ung

HANS KOTTER: Prooemium in Re

PAUL HOFHAIMER: T'andernack uf dem rin lang

MATHIAS GREITER: In mynem sinn

PAUL WüST: Hoer zu von nuwen sachen

WOLFGANG DACHSTEIN: Ach elselin

SIXT DIETRICH: Dentelore

Anon.: Praeludium

NINOT le PETIT: Mons seul plasier

JOSQUIN DESPREZ: In mynem sinn (Entre je suis)

BARTOLOMEO TROMBONCINO/PETRARCH: Vergine bella ("Beautiful Virgin, clothed with the sun")

RUPRECHT UNTERHOLTZER: Patris sapientia

JOHAN SCHLEND: Ich stond an einem morgen

Composer Info

Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562), JOHANNES FUCHSWILD, LUDWIG SENFL, JOHANNES HESDIMOIS, PETRARCH, HANS KOTTER, BARTOLOMEO TROMBONCINO, BENEDICTUS DUCIS, HANS BUCHNER, GEORG BRACK, PAUL HOFHAIMER, MATHIAS GREITER, PAUL WüST, WOLFGANG DACHSTEIN, SIXT DIETRICH, NINOT le PETIT, JOSQUIN DESPREZ, RUPRECHT UNTERHOLTZER, JOHAN SCHLEND

CD Info

CD # MGB 6237