Playlists archives



Thanksgiving 2014

November 23rd, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, Nov. 24 at 9 PM

Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo. Performed by The Gabrieli Consort and Players. From ‘Music for San Rocco’. Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv.

Nicolas Gombert: Magnificat primi toni. Performed by the Oxford Camerata. Naxos 557732.

Michael Praetorius: Magnificat per omnes versus super ut re mi fa sol la. Performed by the Huelgas Ensemble. Sony 48039.


A Survey of British Music

November 16th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, Nov. 17 at 9 PM

Anon.: Deo Gracis Anglia (Agincourt Carol). Performed by Alamire, harpist Andrew Lawrence-King and recorder soloist Pamela Thorby. Obsidian Records.

Can she excuse (Dowland), Like as the Day (Mando), Full Fathom Five (Robert Johnson). Performed by countertenor Andreas Scholl and lutenist Andreas Martin. From ‘A Varietie of Lute Lessons’, performed by Nigel North: Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard, Voltas, Lady Clifton’s Spirit. Linn Records.

Medieval Women

Positively Medieval

November 9th, 2014

Air Dates: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at 10 AM and Monday, Nov. 10 at 9 PM

Adémar de Chabannes: Introit from ‘Mass for St. Martial’ (excerpts). Performed by New York’s Ensemble for Early Music. Ex Cathedra Records.

Anon.: O Maria virginei. Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 1385.

From ‘A chantar- Songs of Women in the Middle Ages’, performed by Estampie: La Tierche Estampie Royal, Los Frow und Hör, Istampitta Isabella, Moult sui de Bonne Heure nee.

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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.

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