The Sweet Spot

February 26, 2019, 7:00 pm

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As Bill explains: “I’ve spent my life as a classical musician devoted to the great body of standard repertoire, which began about 1685 with the birth of Bach and Handel and continued though Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven on to the present. I loved that music as a youngster and I still do, but there are occasions, especially when I’m least expecting it, when music composed roughly between 1550 and 1650 will take my breath away. ‘You know,’ I murmur to myself, ‘music really never got any better than this.’” Madrigalists and other Italian composers, giants like Palestrina, the Gabrielis, and Orlando di Lasso. We will be listening to Renaissance composers from France, Spain, Germany, and England.

Playlist

Episode 1

Gabrieli/Giovanni: Canzon Septimi Toni #2
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Chicago Brass Ensemble
The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
Sony Classical MHK 62353
2:52

Josquin Desprez: Nunc Dimittis
Timothy Brown: Choir Of Clare College Cambridge
Illumina
Collegium COLCD 125
6:26

Anonymous: L’homme armé
The Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars sing Josquin
Gimell 206
0:47

Josquin des Prez: Missa L’homme armé Super voces musicales:
– Kyrie
The Tallis Scholars
L’Homme Armé Masses
Gimell 19
5:01

William Cornysh: Ah, Robin
Alfred Deller & The Deller Consort
50 Years of the Deller Consort
Vanguard Classics 99220
2:25

William Cornysh: Ave Maria Mater Dei
Andrew Carwood: The Cardinall’s Musick
Cornysh: Latin Church music
ASV GAU 164
2:56

Henry VIII: Tandernaken: The Kynge Henry VIII
Folger Consort
Playing with Fire
Bard BDCD 9510
1:53

Thomas Tallis: When Jesus Wept
The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers
The Deer’s Cry
Coro 16140
2:38

Thomas Tallis: Why Fum’Th In Fight?
Robert Spano: Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus
Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia/ Symphony No.5
Spano/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus
Telarc 80676
0:57

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Robert Spano: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia/ Symphony No.5
Spano/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus
Telarc 80676
16:25

William Byrd: Ye sacred muses
Alfred Deller, Wenzinger Consort of Viols, August Wenzinger
Byrd & His Age
Vanguard Classics OVC 8101
3:51

William Byrd: Coranto
A Gigg
Andrew Lawrence-King
His Majesty’s Harper
DHM 05472 77504 2
1:00, 0:55

Episode 2

William Byrd: Sellinger’s Round
Glenn Gould
The Glenn Gould Edition: Byrd – Gibbons – Sweelinck
Sony Classical SMK 52589
5:47

William Byrd:
– Miserere Mihi, Domine
– Laetentur Coeli

The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers
The Deer’s Cry
Coro 16140
2:25, 3:28

William Byrd : Ave Verum Corpus
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Faire in the Heaven
Collegium Colcd 107
3:44

Orlando Gibbons: The Italian Ground
Glenn Gould
The Glenn Gould Edition: Byrd – Gibbons – Sweelinck
Sony Classical SMK 52589
1:58

Thomas Weelkes: In Pride Of May
Eastman Brass Quintet; Daniel Patrylak; Philip Collins;
Verne Reynolds; Donald Knaub; Cherry Beauregard
Renaissance Brass Music
Vox Allegretto ACD 8154
2:02

John Dowland: Lachrimæ Antiquæ
John Holloway, Monika Baer, Renate Steinmann
Pavans and Fantasies from The Age of Dowland
ECM Records 2189
4:19

Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna To The Son Of David
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Faire is the Heaven
Collegium Colcd 107
2:42

Orlando Gibbons: O Clap Your Hands
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Faire is the Heaven
Collegium Colcd 107
4:41

Orlande De Lassus: Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum
Konrad Ruhland: Capella Antiqua München, Niederaltaicher Scholaren
Te Deum Laudamus – Capella Antiqua Munchen –
Niederaltaicher Scholaren – Ruhland
Sony Classical SBK 60096
6:40

Orlando di Lasso: Pavan on Susanna un jour
Musique of Violenze – Dances, Fantasias
and Popular Tunes for Queen Elizabeth’s Violin Band
The Parley of Instruments
Hyperion 66929
2:52

Anonymous: Motetti, Op. 2: O Dulcis Amor Jesu
Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith
Rosa Mistica – Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento
Tactus TC 600003
3:03

Mass Text: Motetti con le litanie della Beata Vergine, Op. 10: Ave Regina
Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith
Rosa Mistica – Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento
Tactus TC 600003
2:35

Anonymous: Sacri concerti: Gaudete gaudio magno
Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith
Rosa Mistica – Musiche delle monache lombarde del Seicento
Tactus TC 600003
2:14

Biaggio MARINI: Balletto Quarto Allemano; Curiose & Moderne Inventioni
Andrew Manze
Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907278
1:03

Episode 3

Orlando De Lassus: Justorum Animae
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Lighten our Darkness
Collegium COLCD 131
3:11

Tielman Susato: The Danseyre –
– Ronde “Pour Quoy”
– “Bergerette “Sans Roch”; Reprise
– Il Estoit Une Filette”
– Fanfare After “La Morisque”

Philip Pickett: New London Consort
Susato: Dances
L’oiseau Lyre 436 131 2
2:02, 3:11, 2:29, 2:04

Tomás Luis De Victoria: Salve Regina
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Lighten our Darkness
Collegium COLCD 131
10:38

Luis De Narváez: Fantasía Del Cuarto Tono
Piffaro Los Ministriles – Spanish Renaissance Wind Music
Los Ministriles
Archiv 453 441 2
1:49

Tomás Luis De Victoria: Alma Redemptoris Mater
John Rutter: The Cambridge Singers
Lighten our Darkness
Collegium COLCD 131
6:58

Juan Del Encina: Si Habrá En Este Baldrés?
Piffaro Los Ministriles – Spanish Renaissance Wind Music
Los Ministriles
Archiv 453 441 2
3:25

Francesco de la Torre: La Spagna 1
Folger Consort
Playing with Fire
Bard BDCD 9510
0:59

Francesco Turini:
– Sonata À 3
– Sonata À 3, “E Tanto Tempo Hormai”
– Gagliarda À 3

Ensemble Sonnerie: Huggert; vl, Dickey; crnt, Cunningham; cl, Cooper; hrp, org, vgnls
Sonatas
Virgin Veritas 87002
6:00, 3:47, 1:44

Episode 4

Lodovico Viadana: Sinfonia Musicali A 8, Op. 18 – 12.
La Bergamasca

London Brass
Gabrieli in Venice
Teldec 4509 90856
3:02

Marco Uccellini: Sonata over Toccata V, Op. VI “Detta La Laura rilucente”
A. Manze
Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907278
7:02

Carlo Gesualdo:
– Ardita Zanzaretta
– Se La Mia Morte Brami
– Luci Serene E Chiare

William Christie: Les Arts Florissants
Gesualdo: Madrigals
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901268
3:11, 3:02, 3:19

Biagio MARINI: Sinfonia Terzo Tuono; Curiose & Moderne Inventioni
A. Manze
Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907278
2:05

Biagio Marini: Canzon 3
London Brass
Gabrieli in Venice
Teldec 4509 90856
2:14

Biagio MARINI: Balletto Quarto Allemano; Curiose & Moderne Inventioni
A. Manze
Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907278
1:03

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina:
Missa Viri Galilaei
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
Viri Galilaei

Philippe Herreweghe: Ensemble Vocal Européen
Palestrina/ Missa Viri Galilaei/ Herreweghe
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901388
3:58, 4:45, 4:49

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber:
Violin Sonata In A, “Representatio Avium” –
3. Cuckoo
4. Frog
5. Cock & Hen
6. Quail

Romanesca, Andrew Manze, Nigel North, theorbo, John Toll. organ and harpsichord
Biber – Violin Sonatas
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907134.35
0:40, 1:23, 0:38, 1:00

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Bruxellensis – I. Kyrie (Biber)
Montserrat Figueras; Jordi Savall: Hespèrion XX, La Capella Reial De Catalunya
Biber – Missa Bruxellensis
Alia Vox 9808
5:02

Episode 5

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Duodecimi Toni A 10
London Brass
Gabrieli in Venice
Teldec 4509 90856
4:56

Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata Pian’ E Forte
London Brass
Gabrieli in Venice
Teldec 4509 90856
4:53

Heinrich Schütz: Domini est Terra, SWV 476
Cantus Cölln Schola Cantorum Basiliensis et al.
Century Classics IV: 1600-1700
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 77603 2
7:07

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610:
– Deus in adiutorium meum intende
– Dixit Dominus
– Laudate pueri
– Sonata sopra Santa Maria
– Ave maris stella
– Lauda Jerusalem

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Coro 16126

2:04, 7:08, 6:01, 6:15, 7:57, 4:13