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Motets, Inscriptions and the Praise of Music in Robert Dow’s Tudor Partbooks

In 1580s Oxford debates concerning the relative merits or vices of music were intensifying. Ex-Oxford student Stephen Gosson had attacked music in his School of Abuse… 943 more words

Sixteenth Century

Busby's Beneficia Lucis Hits Garden St

Tonight’s Night Song on Garden St featured Beneficia Lucis, an ensemble of men, directed by James Busby. Night Song is a recurring event held at the First Church in Cambridge, meant to be a non-denominational invitation to join in listening and reflecting. 210 more words

Classical Music

Diego Ortiz, Recercadas del Tratado de Glosas (1533), Jordi Savall

Diego Ortiz, Recercadas del Tratado de Glosas (1533)

1:Tres Recercadas sobre tenores 0:00~
2:Cuatro Recercadas sobre el madrigal ‘O felici Occhi miei’ de J. ARCADELT… 46 more words

Renaissance Music

Holy Week at the Chapel of the Dukes of Braganza : A Capella Portuguesa, Owen Rees

This recording is a celebration of the vast outpouring of masterpieces which survived the destruction by earthquake of the Lisbon libraries solely due to the dedication of the Vila Viçosa copyists. 685 more words

Listening Diary

Three intense days teaching and performing at Dartmouth College!

Over the course of a busy three days, we taught three Italian classes and one theater class about the history and classic characters of commedia dell’arte, and showed them some of the tricks of the commedia actor’s trade. 273 more words


Claudio Monteverdi Quotes

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance. He was the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential. 65 more words


Choir of Clare College Celebrates Epiphany (CD Review)

Mater ora fillium: Music for Epiphany

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Michael Papadopoulos, organ; Graham Ross, director

Harmonia Mundi CD HUM907653

On the Christian calendar, tomorrow (January 6th) is the Feast of the Epiphany. 498 more words