Early Music Now


Early Music Now is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music. Host Sara Schneider brings knowledge, charm, and passion to her presentation of seven hundred years of music history. From the latest recordings by today's vibrant young ensembles, to classics from the dawn of the early music revival, Early Music Now makes this repertoire accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience.


Bohemian Rose:  Today we'll hear music by composers from the Netherlands recently discovered in a Prague manuscript.  Included is Heinrich Isaac's Missa Presulem Ephebeatum from Cappella Mariana, directed by Vojtech Semerad.



Advent: On this week's program we're celebrating the season of Advent with Canite tuba by Giovanni da Palestrina, Charpentier's O Antiphons, Alma redemptoris mater by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and settings of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Buxtehude and Bach. We'll also hear medieval music for the Feast of St. Nicholas performed by La Reverdie.



Lully and Royer: On today's program we'll hear music from the French Baroque period that include orchestral suites by Pancrace Royer, featuring Les Talents Lyriques, and selections from Jean-Baptiste Lully's Te Deum performed by the Namur Chamber Choir.