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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Martinez at (773) 279-2112, email: email@example.com.
MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC
Broadcast Schedule - Fall 2013 ***rev 11/19
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-39
RELEASE: September 23, 2013
Cipriano de Rore
Familiar as we are with the popular profane works by this Franco-Flemish composer, the fabulous Brabant Ensemble gives us a chance to hear his rarely-recorded sacred music.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-40**
RELEASE: September 30, 2013
New York Early Music Celebration 2013: Pro Musica Polonica
This wonderful celebration of early Polish music will be taking place from October 4 - 20; we will preview some of the music and performers.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-41
RELEASE: October 7, 2013
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Part 2
More from Warren Stewart and Magnificat, reconstructing the music of the 17th century nun (and Mother Superior) as it would have been heard in her own convent.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-42
RELEASE: October 14, 2013
Latin Music of Tudor England I
Four ensembles have recently released works from this fertile period: Cardinall's Musick, Stile Antico, Contrapunctus and Magnificat; this week we focus on Thomas Tallis.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-43
RELEASE: October 21, 2013
Latin Music of Tudor England II
Our four ensembles are back with some of Tallis' contemporaries and followers.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-44
RELEASE: October 28, 2013
Shipwrecks and Possession
With the positive reaction we got from September's show that included the work of Catriona O'Leary, we'll have a Hallowe'en-themed program with her latest projects.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-45
RELEASE: November 4, 2013
The Swiss conductor Diego Fasolis gives us two discs inspired (and featuring) the work of Cecilia Bartoli, celebrating this underrepresented contemporary of Corelli.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-46
RELEASE: November 11, 2013
I Am Deprived
The Marian Consort is back with the first disc dedicated to a "disciple of Josquin," the mysterious Frenchman Jean Maillard, focusing on his Mass, Je suis déshéritée.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-47
RELEASE: November 18, 2013
Music That Should Not Exist
Our recent look at English Renaissance Catholic church music left out a huge area of discovery--the Madrigalian Motet. Music by composers we may associate with secular works (Weelkes, Wilbye, Ravenscroft, etc.) have been reconstructed by tireless early music champion Ross Duffin, and with this new recording by his Quire Ensemble from Cleveland, this music once again comes forth from the shadows.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-48
RELEASE: November 25, 2013
Three Medieval Discs
The Orlando Consort gives us Guillaume de Machaut; the Canadian ensemble La Nef treats us to women Troubadours; and the German ensemble Per Sonat sings Hildegard von Bingen
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-49
RELEASE: December 2, 2013
Gloria tibi Trinitas
Peter Phillips chose the famous mass by the father of Tudor composers, John Taverner, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tallis Scholars (who first appeared on the program 32 years ago).
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-50
RELEASE: December 9, 2013
Advent from Oxford, Cambridge, and Mt. Sinai
Two recent releases from the great English universities are contrasted to Capella Romana's latest dedicated to the story of the Three Holy Children.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-51
RELEASE: December 16, 2013
Two fine young Finnish ensembles, Oliphant and Vox Silentii, remind us of the glories of sacred music for the season from the middle ages.
PROGRAM #: MOM 13-52
RELEASE: December 23, 2013
Recent recordings include the continuing series dedicated to Palestrina, including the great Christmas Mass O magnum mysterium.
PROGRAM #: MOM 14-01
RELEASE: December 30, 2013
Hail Was the First Greeting
The Blue Heron Ensemble continues their stellar project of bringing us the music from the Peterhouse Partbooks--Volume 3 gives us John Mason and Nicholas Ludford.