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Now I can say it!

Now I can make the announcement that I hinted about last week. I’m going to be a guest conductor for Camerata Nova! I’m very excited to work with this group that has been spearheading Renaissance and Contemporary music in Winnipeg for 20 years.


Stefano Landi - Passacaglia della vita

Marco Beasley and L’Arpeggiata play this very old song by Stefano Landi (1587-1639) . It really helps me imagine the early Renaissance. I really like Marco Beasley’s voice. 18 more words


A Merry Medieval Christmas

by Jen Sper, School Choral Specialist

Is it the poetry? The dance-like quality? The hand drum, or the finger cymbals? There’s just something about all of these qualities combined that make Medieval and Renaissance music feel particularly special on a holiday or winter concert. 471 more words

Staff Picks

Old Music Monday: Voces Thules and the music of Medieval Iceland

I’m going to Iceland next week.  I first went there in 2012, just for a few days, at the suggestion of several friends who had visited and loved it.   647 more words


The devil's music: Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa

Dissonant. Disgusting. Violent. Strident.

These were some of the adjectives used in the 19th century to describe the music of Carlo Gesualdo, also known as Gesualdo da Venosa, a late Renaissance composer from Southern Italy. 860 more words

Carlo Gesualdo

Post July 2015 Conference roundup

The first three weeks of July have been a whirlwind of musicological activity, starting with hosting Graeme Boone for his great talk on music and emotions in the early songs of Du Fay for the… 647 more words

Conference Papers

Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium

Tallis’ most famous work, most famously recorded by the Tallis Scholars:

The text (from ChoralWiki):

Spem in alium nunquam habui præter in te, Deus Israel: 83 more words