Throwback Ep 14: Intro to English Renaissance Music

English Renaissance Music

A throwback to one of the earlier, and more popular episodes I’ve done; an intro to English Renaissance Music Here’s my English Renaissance music playlist on Spotify: Here are some other musical-related episodes I’ve done on English Renaissance music: David Skinner interview – August 2015 – Suzi Digby interview –…

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Five Great Albums to Start an Early English Music Journey

It’s been just over 20 years since I first became hooked on early English choral music through singing Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus in my high school chamber choir.  I talk about that piece a lot – it sums up for me this struggle of humanity; how much do you conform vs…

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Staying relevant in pop culture after 500 years: Tallis and Spem in Alium

A few months ago I went to pull up a recording of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium, his famous 40 part motet written for 8 5-part choirs.  I hadn’t listened to it in a while, and it was the kind of day that called for some later Tallis.  The recording that came…

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