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Christmas 2014

December 21st, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, December 21, 2013 at 10 AM and Monday, Dec. 22 at 9 PM

Johannes Brassart: Gratulemur cristicole. Performed by La MorraClemens non Papa: Pastores quidnam vidistis. Performed by The Tallis Scholars.

Anon.: This endere nyght. Performed by The Dufay Collective. From “To drive the cold winter away”. Henry VIII of England: Green grow’th the holly. Performed by Theatre of VoicesAnon.: Personet hodie (arr. Gustav Holst). Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and organist Ian Hare. From ‘Best Loved Christmas Carols‘.

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Dowland and Co.

December 14th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, Dec. 15 at 9 PM

All works composed by John Dowland, unless noted otherwise.

From ‘Dowland in Dublin’ featuring tenor Michael Slattery and La Nef (Atma Classique): Say Love if ever thou didst find, Kemp’s Jig, Mrs. Winter’s Jump, My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe, A Shepherd in a Shade.

From ‘Time Stands Still’ featuring soprano Emma Kirkby and lutenist Anthony Rooley: His golden locks time hath to silver turned, Though you are young and I am old (Thomas Campion), Gather your rosebuds (William Lawes), Mignone allons (anon).

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The Sweet Melancholy of Pierre de la Rue

December 7th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, December 7 at 10 AM and Monday, Dec. 8 at 9 PM

All works composed by Pierre de la Rue (c. 1460-1518), unless specified otherwise.

Motet: O salutaris hostia. Performed by ensemble amarcord. Apollon Classics 10201

Chanson: Autant en emporte le vent. Performed by Currende Consort. Cantus 9607.

Requiem. Performed by Cappella Pratensis. Challenge Classics 72541

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Ancient Voices airs twice a week on Classically Austin 89.5 KMFA: Sundays at 10 AM and Mondays at 9 PM. It's a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque. From sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music, you'll hear it all on Ancient Voices! The program is supported in part by Texas Early Music Project.

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