Issue 38:3
Jan/Feb 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Early Music

After seven CDs of sacred music by mostly obscure composers of the 16th century, this vocal ensemble based in Vienna has turned to secular pieces by...

Anyone who is interested in Medieval vocal music will find this disc fascinating. It collects the earliest versions of the Grail legend, the quest for the...

The liner notes to Trobar & Joglar claim it raises “a fundamental issue” about “the transmission of the medieval lyric” by “jongleurs alongside the troubadours and...

Founded in 1973, the Hilliard Ensemble was soon regarded as the foremost English vocal ensemble in a crowded field. While they have recorded for several labels...

The deliberately simple program on this new release focuses on seven sacred Marian motets and five secular consort selections composed in the Italian States, all composed...

When Duke Henry of Saxony took up residence in Freiburg in 1505, he began an enhancement project of the trade city’s recently rebuilt cathedral. His son...

Music from the 11th-century Winchester Troper has been recorded before, but this program focuses on Easter Sunday in April 1043, when King Edward (St. Edward the...

No, they’re not Venetian viols, as the title might lead one to think. And of this disc’s 32 selections, just nine derive from the Italian States,...

Stile Antico has made a specialty of sacred music of the 16th century, especially of English composers. That focus (from 1507 to 1598, in this case)...

“Music by Early Renaissance Composers Who Remain Anonymous” would probably present the widest scope for an early music program. Barring that, a likely candidate would a...

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