Devotional Music from 15th-century Veneto

July 5, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Botticelli: "La Primavera"

Fifteenth-century Europe overflowed with sacred song. Veneto was an important destination for composers from throughout Europe. On this edition of Baroque&Before, Basel-based early music ensemble Le Miroir de Musique brings us a program of Italian polyphony in the form of laudas, motets, and the sung religious poetry of cantasi come.

Recorded live in concert July 7, 2022 in Fribourg’s Eglise du Collège Saint-Michel as part of the International Sacred Music Festival held in the Swiss canton of Fribourg.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you this program as a stream for thirty days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


Johannes de Lymburgia (fl. 1400-1440)
Recordare frater pie


Anonymous; text: Leonardo Giustiniani (ca. 1383-1446)
Piangeti christiani


Johannes Bedyngham (?-ca 1459-60); text: Feo Belcari (15th c.)
Neesun placer ho senza te Yesù – Cantasi come – Mon sel plesir


Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro (ca. 1425-ca 1480)
“El gioioso” (Rostiboli) from Little Book on Dancing


O tempo giocundissimo


Johannes Vincenet (ca 1400-1447)
Nihil est opertum


Convertime o signore


Johannes de Lymburgia
Salve virgo regia


Anonymous; text: Franceschino degli Albizzi (?-1348)
Con gran fervor Gesù ti vo cercando – Cantasi come – Iam preis amore


Filippo de Lurano (ca. 1470-after 1520)
Salve sacrata


Anonymous; text: Franceschino degli Albizzi
Poi che t’hebi ne core – Cantasi come – Fortuna desperata


Andrea Antico (ca. 1480-ca 1538)
Quel ch’ei ciel ne dà per sorte


Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1500-08)
Patientia ognum me dice


Innocentius Dammonis (ca. 1460-?)
Peccatori, perchè seti


Padovana in piva – O Dio ch’a fatto il ciel con la fortuna


Josquin des Prez (1455-1521)
O Mater Dei


Laudate sia dio, sur une mélodie profane, Dindiririn


Le Miroir de Musique
Baptiste Romain: director, bowed fiddle, Renaissance violin, lira da braccio
Miriam Trevisan, soprano; Sabine Lutzenberger, mezzo-soprano; Jacob Lawrence, tenor; Cyprien Sadek, bartione; Rui Stähelin, bass & lute; Elizabeth Rumsey, viola d’arco & Renaissance viola; Marc Lewon, lute