Early Music, Renaissance & Baroque

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A spotlight on music of the Baroque period, from mid-16th to late18th centuries, including instrumental and vocal works both sacred and secular (tavern as well as court).

"It's time to get involved, give back, do more" Joseph Barake said to himself a year or so ago. Joseph had first volunteered at 3MBS in 2013 and returned after a break in early 2018. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that the introductions and the programs provided on the lives of the composers. It has expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

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12th January

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  • " Coronation 1559"
  • A Musical Recreation of the Original State Occasion of the Coronation of the First Queen Elizabeth. Magnificat/ Philip Cave, dir. Forbury Consort/ Alan Crumpler.dir. King's Trumperters/ Crispian Steele Perkins.dir
  • Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Bevin, Elway: "Browning" Fretwork
  • Parsons, Robert: "Pour down, you pow'rs devine". "No grief is like to mine". Michael Chance, c/ten. Fretwork.
  • Byrd: "The Carman's Whistle". Paul Nicholson, h.chord
  • Byrd, William: "Rejoice unto the Lord". Michael Chance, c/ten. Fretwork
  • White, Robert: Fantasia a 4 Fretwork

  • 5th January

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  • Four Seasons and More!
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Op.8/1-4. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Valentini: Concerto for four violins in A minor. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: 3 Balletti e Correnti a 5 from Op. 16. La Serenisima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Albinoni: Concerto IV a 6 in G, Op.2/8 La Serenisima? Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni: Missa Romana. Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini, cond.

  • 29th December

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  • Naudot, Jaques Christophe: Ouvre XIV,Sonates en Trio IV. Riccardo Delfino, Mattias Loibner, hurdy-gurdies.Laurent Le Chenadecm bassoon. Thomas Wimmer,v.da gamba. Norbert Zeilberger,h'chord.
  • Martin y Coll: Diferencias sobre las Folias. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.
  • Biber: Battalia in D. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Moratelli, Sebastiano: La Faretra Smarrita,(The lost Quiver). Herman Oswald,te. Verena Krause, sop. Thomas Ruf, bass. Gunther Schmid, alt. Salzburg Hofmusik/ Wolfgang Brunner,cond.
  • Tye, Christopher: In Nomine, selected works for Recorder Consort. Borea Quartet Bremen & Han Tol.
  • Dupiuts, Jean-Baptiste: Oevre III, Sonate I.Riccardo Delfino, Mattias Loibner, hurdy-gurdies.Laurent Le Chenadecm bassoon. Thomas Wimmer,v.da gamba. Norbert Zeilberger,h'chord.

  • 22nd December

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  • Tartini: Pastorale in A. Locatelli Trio.
  • Stradella,: Cantata per Il santissimo Natale, "Ah,ah, troppo e ver".Mechtild Bach, Ruth Ziesak,sops. Kai Wessel,alt. Christoph Pregardien,ten. Michael Schopper,bass. La stagione Frankfurt/Michael Schneider, cond.
  • Hertel: Concerto a 6 for Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & BC in E flat. Erik Schulze, tpt., Ian Franklin, oboe, South-West German CO/Vladislav Czarnecki.
  • Charpentier: On the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Pastorale for vocal & instrumental. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignac: Trio Sonata in C minor. Ensemble Diderot.
  • Fiocco, Joseph-Hector: Ave Maria. Greta De Reyghere, sop. Collegium Instrumentale Brugense/ Patrick peire, cond.

  • 15th December

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  • Praetorius, M.: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. The Netherlands Bach Society Choir, Cappella Figuralis/ Jos van Veldhoven,cond.
  • Cavalli: Canzona a 6 for 2 vlns,2vla,2 tromb. Org. Parley Of Instruments,/Peter Holman.
  • Sweelinck, J.P.: 'Ons is gheboren een kindekijn'. Sweelinck/Pretorius: 'Hoe schoon lichtet de morghen ster' The Netherlands Bach Society Choir, Cappella Figuralis/ Jos van Veldhoven,cond.
  • Cavalli: Canzona a 8 . Parley Of Instruments,/Peter Holman.
  • Po Del Finale, Fra. G.M. Motet for Christmas "O quam jubilat". Ruth Ziesak,sop. Ingeborg Danz,alt. Reinhold Friedrich, Keiko Matsuda, trumpets. L'Arte del Mondo/ werner Ehrhardt, cond.
  • Cavalli: Canzona a 4. Parley Of Instruments, /Peter Holman.
  • Vierdank, J.: 'Ich verkundige euch grosse Freude'. Buxtehude, D.: In dulci jubilo Bux Wv52 Cruger, J: Frolich soll mein Herz springen. The Netherlands Bach Society Choir, Cappella Figuralis/ Jos van Veldhoven,cond.
  • Cavalli: Canzona a 3. Parley of Instruments/ Peter Holman
  • Mattheson, Johann: Christmas Oratorio, 'Das Grosste Kind'. Susanne Ryden, Nele Gramss, sops. Anne Schmid, Melissa Hegney, altos. Gerd Turk, Ulrich Cordes, tenors. Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Thilo Dahlmann,basses. Kolner Akademie/Michael Alexander Willens,dir.

  • 8th December

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  • De Lalande, Michel Richard: Symphonies des noels. Les Violons du Roy/ Bernard Labadie, dir.
  • Binchois, Gilles: A solis ortus cardine. Pro Cantione Antiqua,London/ Bruno Turner, dir.
  • Costanzi, Giovanni Battista: Sonata in C major for 2 Cellos. Giovanni Sollima & Monika Leskoval, cellos.
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat Primo. King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.
  • Charpentier: Carols for instruments, H531, 534. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Schutz: Christmas Story, SWV 435. Rachel Yakar, sop., Harald Stamm, bass, Heiner Hopfner, ten., Jose Luis Wagner, contr., Munich Residenzorchester, Munich Motet Choir.
  • Purcell: Two Christmas Interludes. Northwest Chamber Orch of seattle/ Alun Francis, cond.
  • Bach, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio: Schlafe mein Liebster, BWV248. Aafje Heynis, contr., Vienna Symphony/Hans Gillesberger.
  • Corelli: Sonata for flute and bass cont. Op.5/VII.Frederic de Roos, flute & dir.
  • Reichard, Joh.Georg: Weihnachts-Weissagung. Susanne Ryden,sop. Bell'Arte Salzburg/ Annegret Siedel, dir.

  • 1st December

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  • Victoria, Tomas Luis de: Ave Regina caelorum for 8 voices. Choir Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker, dir.
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Concerto Pastorale in F major. Colegium Aureum/ Franz Josef Maier, dir.
  • Schelle, Johann: Actus-musicus auf Weihnachten. Leipziger Universitatschor. Pauliner Barockensemble/ Wolfgang Unger, dir.
  • Stradella: Sonata in D for Trumpet and Strings. Jurgen Schuster, tpt., Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Gilles: Laudate nomen Domini. Jean Lombard, alto., Jean-Francois Novelli, ten., Vincent Deliau, bar., Rene Linnenbank, bass, Orpheus Festival Choir, Orpheus Festival Ensemble/Guy Laurent.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/8, Christmas Concerto. La Pastorella/Frederic de Roos,dir.
  • Buxtedude: Cantata: Nun Danket all Gott. BuxWv79. Barabara Schlick, Monica Frimmer, sops. Michael Chance, alto.Christoph Pregardien, ten. Peter Kooy, bass.Hannover Knabenchor, Amsterdam Baroque Orch./on Koopman, dir.

  • 24th November

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  • Wlihelm Friedemann Bach. Birthday 21st Nov. 1710
  • Bach W.F.: Duet No.4 in F. Hansjoerg Schellenberger, oboe, Wolfgang Schulz, fte.
  • Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann: Cantata for Advent,"Lasset uns ablegen die Werke der Finsternis". Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert,alt. Wilfried jochens,ten. Stephan Schreckenberger,bass. Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert/ Herman Max,cond.
  • Bach, W.F.: Sonata in F, for 2 harspichords. Andreas Staier, hpschd., Robert Hill, hpschd.
  • Bach, W.F.: Concerto in E flat for 2 harpsichords. Andreas Staier, hpschd., Robert Hill, hpschd., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Bach,W.F.; Suite in G minor (BWV1070) Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach/ Hartmut Haenchen/cond.
  • Bach CPE: Symphony in G, Wq.183/4. Salzburg Chamber PO/Yoon K Lee.

  • 17th November

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  • Portuguese Baroque
  • de Oliviera, Mauel Botelho: 'Ameagas o morrir'. Mercedes Hernandes, sop. dos Santos, frei Manuel: 'Mas no ay que admirar'. Mercedes Hernandez, Agniezska Kowalzyk, sops. Javier Robledano,alt. Daniel Issa, ten. A Corte Musical/Rogerio Goncalves, dir.
  • Seixas: Harpsichord Concerto in A. Ketil Haugsand, hpschd., Norwegian Baroque Orch/Ketil Haugsand.
  • de Cristo: Magnificat a 8. Iain Simcock, org., Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell.
  • Portugal: La Donna di Genio Volubile: Per Amar Abbiamo il Core. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Teixeira, Antonio: Te Deum. The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention/ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Anon. Jaca Cathedral. Toccata on Corelli themes. Manuel Vilas, Spanish Baroque Harp.