Archive for the ‘Renaissance’ Category

Early Music Consort of London

By • Mar 31st, 2008

It’s a sunny Sunday morning and the house is shimmering to the sounds of this magical music. The Early Music Consort of London conducted by David Munrow were very influential and internationally acclaimed in the field of early music until the untimely death of David Munrow at the age of 33 in 1976. Early Music […]



Saturday Samples – La Venexiana

By • Jul 24th, 2007

Artist: La Venexiana Website: www.singers.com/choral/venexiana.html Track Name: Rosa del ciel Playback: stream – samples Hailed by some as the best Italian madrigal choir of their generation. Their interpretation of the madrigal form is expressive and refined. The word madrigal unavoidably conjures to mind 16th and 17th century Italy, scene of the development of one of […]



The Arbor Consort

By • Jun 23rd, 2007

Artist: The Arbor Consort Website: www.arbor-consort.org Track Name: Au joli jeu Playback: wma Download?: Yes According to their website The Arbor Consort is a semi-professional group of singers based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, performing both publicly and privately throughout the year. Formerly known as “Our Lady’s Madrigal Singers”, TAC was formed over 20 years ago […]



Saturday Samples – Psallite

By • May 12th, 2007

Artist: Psallite Website: www.psallite.com Track Name: Scaramella Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes We are back! To christen the new server I’ve got a fine West Australian a cappella group for you. Psallite brings to life the sights and sounds of early Europe and beyond. This 4 part a capella ensemble, in what is now its 13th […]



Saturday Samples – Faun

By • Oct 14th, 2006

Artist: Faun Website: www.faune.de Track Name: Various Playback: flash Download?: No Where do I find them eh? Another attractive and atmospheric flash website. A pretty enough splash screen and a hit or miss approach to navigation. The link to the homepage is under the banners folks. Popups everywhere. This is a very annoying website. Notice […]



Saturday Samples – Owain Phyfe

By • Aug 12th, 2006

Artist: Owain Phyfe Website: www.nightwatchrecording.com/ Track Name: A La Una Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes Renaissance Faire troubadour Owain Phyfe plays a Chitarra Battente (a wire strung, Italian Baroque guitar). He woos his audience with a fine tenor voice that is pure and full of passion. Once heard he is not easily forgotten. In 1990, he […]



Minstrel Spirit

By • Aug 3rd, 2006

Artist: Minstrel Spirit Website: magnatune.com/artists/albums/spirit-woods/ Album Name: Enter The Woods Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes From iTunes competitor Magnatune comes Minstrel Spirit. This Swedish duo consists of David Braic on guitar and vocals and Carolina Lindwall providing the lead vocals. Additional musicians are called upon as required. Both musicians write and adapt music inspired by medieval, […]