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Music for St. Francis of Assisi

Music for St. Francis of Assisi

July 27th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, July 28 at 9 PM

All tracks on today’s program come from “Il Poverello”, performed by the Rose Ensemble. For more detailed information, please click here.


Fresh + Bold = Frescobaldi

July 24th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, July 21 at 9 PM

All works composed by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccata sesta. Performed by Richard Lester at the Antegnati organ (1588) in Almenno, Italy.

Balleto I, Begli occhi io non provo, Canzona XXXV detta l’Alesandrina, Canzona ultima detta la Vittoria, Se l’aura spira, Toccata per Spinetta sola, Occhi che sete. Performed by Ensemble de’ Medici. RCM 19401.


Music from the Faenza Codex

July 13th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, July 14 at 9 PM

All Tracks come from “Codex Faenza: Instrumental Music of the Early XVth Century” featuring Ensemble Unicorn, including music by Francesco Landini, Guillaume de Machaut and Jacopo da Bologna.

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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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