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Membership Drive Show Fall 2015

Membership Drive Show Fall 2015

September 13th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 10 AM and Sept. 14 at 9 PM

Anthony Holborne: Muy Linda, Galliard, The Fairy Round, Volta (Thomas Simpson). Performed by Les Sacqueboutiers. From ‘The Cries of London’. ‘O Praise the Lord’ (Thomas Tomkins). Performed by Stile Antico.

Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonata in F for 2 violins, viola da gamba, and organ. Performed by Stylus Phantasticus. Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab. Performed by Hans-Jorg Mammel, tenor. (Monday show only).

Vespers in Venice

Vespers in Venice

August 30th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, Aug 31 at 9 PM

All tracks come from Monteverdi: Vespri Solenni per la festa di San Marco, featuring Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Responsorium: Deus in adiutorium meum intende. From 1610 Vespers.

Psalm 109: Dixit dominus. From Selva Morale e spirituale 1640

Sonata in loco antiphonae (Gabrieli- Canzoni e sonate 1615)

Medieval Sampler

Medieval Sampler

August 23rd, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, Aug. 24 at 9 PM.

From ‘Das Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Vol 2’, featuring organist Joseph Payne: Tout a par moy (Walter Frye), Franc cuer gentil (Guillaume Dufay), Adieu mes tres belles (Gilles Binchois). Naxos 553467.

From ‘Bestiarium’, featuring La Reverdie: Ich was ein chint so wolgetan (from Carmina Burana), Na coire ar na sleibhtibh (Irish double jig), Chosi pensoso (Landini), Aquila altera (Anon., Codex Faenza). Cantus 9601.

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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