Old Music Monday: Christmas Edition

This week the Old Music that I’ve been listening to has centered around Yuletide, specifically a hyperion recording of the Sixteen from 1987 called Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe.  As usual, Hyperion doesn’t work with Spotify (grrrr) so I also have been streaming Christmas with the Tallis Scholars.…

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Old and New Music Friday: O Magnum Mysterium and Danse Macabre

I’ve talked a lot about the Old Music I love – the English choral evensong tradition, and Renaissance polyphony from the Flemish composers like Gombert, and even the Grandaddy of them all, Palestrina.  But what many casual choral enthusiasts don’t realize is that there is a huge upsurge in amazing…

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