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July 19th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, July 20 at 9 PM

From ‘Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia': Ave regina coelorum, Laetare virgo mater, Regina coeli, Concordi laetitia, Virgo prudentissima. Performed by the monks of Norcia.

From the soundtrack to Wolf Hall (arrangements by Claire van Kampen): Court masque- Lady Carey’s dompe, Hoboekendans, Ah Robyn, Romanesca, En vray amour, Helas madam, Tourdion. Performed by the Musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe. 

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A Mass for Maximilian

July 12th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, July 13 at 9 PM

All tracks come from Margarete & Maximilian I, featuring Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia, Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis, and organist Joris Verdin, directed by Dirk Snellings.

Heinrich Isaac: Ricercar ‘sub tuum praesidium’, Introitus ‘Gaudeamus’.

Pierre de la Rue: Kyrie & Gloria

A Song for Francesca

A Song for Francesca

July 5th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, July 5, 2015 and Monday, July 6 at 9 PM

Most tracks (see below) come from A Song for Francesca performed by Gothic Voices, with harpist Andrew Lawrence King, with ballatas, rondeaus, and madrigals by Andreas de Florentia, Francesco Landini, Richard Loqueville, Guillaume Dufay and others.

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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