The WFMT Radio Network
The WFMT Radio Network
Millennium of Music
Millennium of Music is the world's longest running program featuring early music. Host and producer Robert Aubry Davis regularly presents music from major European music festivals which can be heard weekly on radio stations throughout the United States.
What began as a local Sunday Morning program on WJCT-FM in Jacksonville, Florida, moved to WETA in 1978, when Davis returned to his home town of Washington, DC. At that time, Program Director Martin Goldsmith, now Program Director for XM Classics on XM Satellite Radio, suggested that the idea of a really early music program, with much emphasis on Gregorian chant, would be appropriate for Easter. We refined around the edges and the program began as a regular part of the schedule on Easter Sunday in 1980.
The next visionary to touch the program was Mary Beth Kirchner, a producer brought on board to help create national programming, who believed in the inevitability of taking the program to a wider audience. Millennium of Music is now a nationally syndicated series comprising of 52 weekly, one-hour programs.
Produced by RADman Productions, Millennium of Music can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio, and is available free of charge to all stations and also on CD.
For more information about this free series, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: email@example.com or Carol Martinez at (773) 279-2112, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC
Broadcast Schedule - Winter
-- Revised 1/21/13
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-01
RELEASE: December 31, 2012
I Sing the Birth
It has been a rough year, especially in New York and environs--let's give the last word for the season to New York Polyphony, with music for the Twelve Days and the New Year.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-02
RELEASE: January 7, 2013
The Monks of Chevetogne and the Songs of Light
The latest recordings by our friends from Belgium, takes us through the church year with the theme of Light – a welcome to the New Year!
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-03
RELEASE: January 14, 2013
Tell Me All Your Thoughts
Back to France, Jean Mouton set a chanson by his remarkable older compatriot Loyset Compère, and that rare and amazing piece is the theme of the new recording by The Tallis Scholars.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-04
RELEASE: January 21, 2013
Two from ECM
The lovely Estonian ensemble Vox Clamantis with a superb medieval program; and Arianna Savall's lovely new disc dedicated to her mother, Monterrat Figueras.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-05
RELEASE: January 28, 2013
A Time Will Tell
Donald Grieg of the Orlando Consort (and many other groups) has penned a witty take on modern early music scholarship, performance, and the time we all so earnestly try to recreate--we'll hear the author and the music from the book.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-06
RELEASE: February 4, 2013
Music for Valentine's Day, Part 1
Recordings of Medieval love songs from Germany, France, and the Mediterranean basin by Drew Minter, Diabolus in Musica, and the ensemble Constantinople.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-07
RELEASE: February 11, 2013
Music for Valentine's Day, Part 2
This week we move to early Renaissance Burgundy, Italy, and France with recordings by Asteria, the Nelson/Bartram Duo and Mignarda.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-08
RELEASE: February 18, 2013
Requiem for Josquin
The ensemble Cinquecento has a wonderful recent release looking at Josquin and the generation he taught and influenced.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-09
RELEASE: February 25, 2013
A Voice in the Wilderness
Alexander Blachly with his Pomerium Ensemble tackles some of the late-Renaissance Italian tradition of Mannerist motets on his latest recording.