Issue 38:6
July/Aug 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Early Music

Music for most European ceremonial events of this period or earlier—not just coronations, but peace treaties, convocations, international conferences, and the like—was a standard feature, but...

This is an intricate, exquisite, and lucid CD, full of careful engagement with the knotty Latin texts, and strung together with highly nuanced vocal detail. Alexander...

The time span here covers the reigns of Mary I (1553–58) and Elizabeth I (1558–1603), adding something unusual from a later era. Treated as “reminiscences of...

Winston Churchill famously once sent a pudding he had ordered in a restaurant back to the kitchen with the complaint that it “lacks a theme.” While...

One should take note of the rather impressive list of composers represented on this compendium disc of vocal music from Italy during the 17th century. Of...

Les Witches is no stranger to Fanfare ’s pages. The five-person ensemble (with guests) has featured repeatedly here over the years. Their programs typically focus on...

According to the liner notes, this album grew out of a research project by music historian Birgit Lodes, entitled “Musical Life in the Late Middle Ages...

Mary Queen of Scots saw herself predominantly as French. Historically, we might speculate that a program devoted to her musical preferences would concern itself with

The composers represented here span a century and a half from the birth of Heinrich Isaac c. 1450 to the death of Jacob Regnart in 1599,...

Three years ago I reviewed an album of Spanish Songs of the Early Renaissance by La Morra (Ramée 1203; Fanfare 36:4), one of whose two source...

The latest in Jordi Savall’s series of oversize bound books adopts a theme not unlike the earlier entries devoted to the history, culture, and religions of...

The Queen’s Six first established themselves in 2008 on the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I’s accession. They tie into another Elizabeth as well, however, being...

Gerald Trimble is a modern musician who likes to play old music on old instruments in a new way. On this recording he plays English, German,...

By passaggi , the 17th-century Italians meant what the English would call divisions, or performer-devised ornamentation in quicker note values around a theme. These frequently evolved...

Faux-bourdon as a musical shorthand term is specifically applied to a formula in a given composition or section of a composition. The earliest manuscripts to employ...

These four discs were first issued as Balades a III chans ( Fanfare 19:2), Fleurs de vertus, Chansons à la cour des Visconti (21:6), and

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