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Happy Bachday!

March 22nd, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, March 23 at 9 PM

All works composed by J.S. Bach

Goldberg Variations: Aria. Performed by Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord. Sinfonia from the cantata ‘Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats’ BWV 42. Performed by Lautten Compagney.

Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 566. From ‘Bach and the Influences of Böhm and Buxtehude’, performed by Wolfgang Zerer at the Hinsz organ of 1733 located in Leens, the Netherlands. 


Hearing (many) Voices: music for 4-40

March 15th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, March 16 at 9 PM

Samuel Scheidt: Paduan a 4. Performed by the Ricercar Consort.

Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo a 8, performed by Liuwe Tamminga at the Lorenzo da Prato organ of San Petronio, Bologna. Exaudi me Domine a 16. Performed by The Huelgas Ensemble, from ’40 Voices’.

Nicolas Gombert: Regina Coeli a 12. Performed by Odhecaton. Robert Wylkynson: Jesu autem transiens a 13. Performed by The Sixteen.  


Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 8th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, March 9 at 9 PM

Hildegard of Bingen: O virdissima virga. Performed by Gothic Voices. From ‘A Feather on the Breath of God’.

Sophie-Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel: Ich, der häßlich bleiche Tod. Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen. From ‘Music for the Peace of Westphalia’.

Gebrüder Hess: Passamezzo/Saltarello. Performed by Capella de la Torre, directed by Katharina Bäuml, shawm. From ‘Das Treffen in Telgte’.

About Ancient Voices

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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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Ancient Voices is hosted by Sara Hessel, who first discovered her love of early music while studying at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to her presentation of the music.

Ancient Voices was given a Critics Pick award in the Austin Chronicle's 2010 'Best of Austin' issue! Visit the Chronicle's 2010 'Best of Austin' page to see the award. Thank you, Austin Chronicle!

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