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Gems from the earliest known European music through the Renaissance to the Baroque: the foundations on which so much subsequent music has been built.


16th January

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  • Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum fidium (1664): Sonata No. 5. David Irving, vln; Tommie Andersson, theorbo; Hannah Lane, harp; Laura Vaughan, gamba & lirone; John O'Donnell, org.
  • Schmelzer: Sacro-profanus concentus musicus (1662): 6vv Sonatas Nos. II & IV. Ensemble Masques / Olivier Fortin.
  • Schmelzer: Vesperae sollennes. Gradus ad Parnassum & Concerto Palatino / Konrad Junghanel.
  • Schmelzer: Sacro-profanus concentus musicus (1662): 5vv Sonata No. VIII. Ensemble Masques / Olivier Fortin.

  • 9th January

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  • Anon: 3vv Chanson, 'O Dieu d'amour' ('Malheur me bat'). The Huelgas Ensemble / Paul van Nevel.
  • Cabezon: Obras de Musica (1578): Tiento del quarto tono sobre 'Malheur me bat'. Glen Wilson, hpschd.
  • Cabezon: Obras de Musica (1578): Tiento del quarto tono sobre 'Malheur me bat'. The Huelgas Ensemble / Paul Van Nevel.
  • Obrecht: 4vv Missa Malheur me bat. The Clerks' Group / Edward Wickham.

  • 2nd January

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    26th December

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    19th December

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  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Motet, 'O magnum mysterium'. Marketa Cukrova, mezzo; Musica Florea / Marek Stryncl.
  • Heinichen: Sonata in B flat for 2 oboes, bassoon & continuo. Zefiro.
  • Pisendel, Johann Georg: Sonata in C Minor for two oboes, strings and basso continuo. Musica Antiqua Cologne / Reinhard Goebel.

  • 12th December

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  • G. Gabrieli: 15vv Motet, 'Salvator nos'. Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh.
  • Sulpitia Cesis: Motetti Spirituali (1619): Motets, 'Angelus ad pastores', 'Magi videntes stellam' & 'Parvulus filius'. Cappella Artemisia / Candace Smith.
  • Cavalli: 8vv Canzona. The Parley of Instruments / Peter Holman.
  • G. Gabrieli: 8vv Motet, 'O Jesu mi dulcissime'. Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh.
  • Merula: Motet, 'Jesu, dulcis memoria' & Cazonetta spiritule, 'Hor ch'e tempo di dormire'. Maria Christina Kiehr, sop; La Fenice / Jean Tubery.
  • Francesco Fiamengo: Sonata pastorale a quattro. La Fenice / Jean Tubery.
  • Marini:Passacaglio. Hesperion XXI / Jordi Savall.

  • 5th December

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    28th November

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