Music in Switzerland: Two Humanist Songbooks

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Program: #00-37, Air Date: 08/03/00

NOTE: Our series on Switzerland is made possible in part by a grant from PRS--Presence Switzerland; with additional support from Swiss Radio International, Swiitzerland Tourism, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. For information on Swiss culture and tourism, Swiss music festivals, and Swiss events in you area, you may contact the Embassy's web site at: www.swissemb.org The two recordings on this program are part of the Musikszene Schweiz project, and are not generally available in America.

 I. The Songbook of Johannes Heer of Glarus (1489-1553).  German Songs

 Anon.: O werder mund.
 Anon.: Ach, hulf mich leid.
 Anon.: Ein froelich wesen.
 LUDWIG SENFL: Was will es doch des wunders noch.

 (Ensemble Ludwig Senfl/Michel Piguet, director). (MGB CD 6110).

 II. "Musical Medicine"--House Music in Humanist Basel  [from the Songbook of Felix Platter (1536-1614)].

 CLAUDIN de SERMISY: Ein Christenliches leben, unnd rechte
    freide (after Tant que vivray).
 PIERRE SANDRIN: Psalm 128 (after La Volunte).
 ROLAND de LASSUS: Von schoenen gewegsen der gerten
    (after Veni in hortum).
 JACQUES ARCADELT: Psalm 130 (after Helas mes yeulx).
 LASSUS: Benedicam Dominum; In Domino (lute duo).
 ARCADELT: Wie sich die keunigin Dido (after Ad trepida
    et coeptis).

 (various Basel-based performers, including members of the
 Schola Cantorum/Willem de Waal, director).
 (ex libris CD 6093).

 III. Songbook of Johannes Heer of Glarus (1489-1553)
    French, Italian, and Latin Songs

 LOYSET COMPERE: In nomine Jesu.
 JEAN PRIORIS: Dulcis Maria.
 JOSQUIN DES PREZ: Adieu mes amours.
 Anon.: L'amour de moi.
 PRIORIS: Consumo la mia vita.
 Anon.: Exultandi tempus est.

 (as above).

Composer Info

Johannes Heer of Glarus (1489-1553), LUDWIG SENFL, Felix Platter (1536-1614), CLAUDIN de SERMISY, PIERRE SANDRIN, ROLAND de LASSUS, JACQUES ARCADELT, LOYSET COMPERE, JEAN PRIORIS, JOSQUIN DES PREZ

CD Info

MGB CD 6110, CD 6093