Early Music Now

Sundays @ 4pm

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.


Locke and Co.:  This all-English program includes selections from Psyche by Matthew Locke, performed by Ensemble Correspondances. We'll also hear from the Palladian Ensemble, including works by Christopher Simpson, John Blow and Henry Purcell.


Recent Releases:  This week we'll sample recent releases, including tracks from Lux Aeterna, the sixth album from the Gesualdo Six. We'll also hear violin sonatas by Marco Uccellini featuring Conor Gricmanis, who plays a 1572 Amati violin.


Music from the Iberian Peninsula: On this week's program we will hear music from Renaissance Coimbra, performed by A Capella Portuguesa. We'll also hear motets by sixteenth-century Vicente Lusitano from a recent release by the Marian Consort.


That's Amore!  Host Sara Schneider shares a program of Italian love songs for Valentine's Day, including music by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi and Biagio Marini. Our performers include tenor Marco Beasley and Concerto Italiano.


Dufay at Cambrai:  Today's program includes a recent release of Guillaume Dufay's Missa Ave Regina Celorum featuring Diabolus in Musica.  We'll also hear a motet by Loyset Compere that names singers and composers linked to Cambrai, including Dufay and his friend, Johannes Ockeghem.


Music from the Austrian Court: This week we'll hear music by composers who worked for the Austrian court at Innsbruck. Singer Pur performs motets and songs by Ludwig Senfl, court composer to Emperor Maximilian I.  We'll also hear Ensemble Quadriga Musica perform motets by Georg Piscator, court organist to Archduke Leopold V.