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: https://open.spotify.com/user/hteysko/playlist/3SsafFVJ4eGbW5Onz3I8bY Here are some other musical-related episodes I’ve done on English Renaissance music: David Skinner interview – August 2015 https://www.englandcast.com/2015/09/suzidigby/ – Suzi Digby interview –…

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Music from the world of the Queen of Scots

We all know that early music, particularly English liturgical music, is my big passion, right? I geek out on the music created out of the Book of Common Prayer, and I can easily sit for hours comparing Tallis through the decades. But one area I don’t know that much about,…

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Gesualdo: when Really Bad Men write Really Good Music

I’ve been communing with a crazed murderer lately, and it’s actually been an uplifting experience.  It’s not often I write something like that.  We often put composers and artistic performers up on pedestals.  They are somehow closer to the angels.  More in touch with Source.  A channel for divinity.  And this…

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Melancholia and Euphemisms from the 17th century to now: John Dowland and Sting

Lasting art is startling in its provocativeness and sensuality, whether it’s just been released, or if it’s 500 years old.  Music is especially striking because it is living – each time it is performed it is renewed, recreated, regenerated.  No two performances are exactly the same, and it’s that living, breathing…

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Old Music Monday: Voces Thules and the music of Medieval Iceland

I’m going to Iceland next week.  I first went there in 2012, just for a few days, at the suggestion of several friends who had visited and loved it.  We were on an extended visit to the UK, and decided to take a few days to make the short flight…

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