Lockdown Links - vignettes

A page of links to vignettes, or short videos showcasing many early music groups

These links have been derived mainly from Sara Clymo of MEMF.
And of course
we are grateful to the hard-pressed musicians who have put so much hard work into these online videos during the restrictions.


Ensemble Principale6 baroque trumpets, keyboard and drums in Dresden make a fabulous sound in a short, 6 minute live concert here.

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Academy of Ancient Music - Spotify Sundays - a weekly playlist of AAM concerts (about an hour and a half) personally chosen by AAM players, conductors, soloists and guests introduced every Sunday at 3pm, but all available here.
Academy of Ancient Music has been nominated for a Gramophone award for their recording of Dussek's Messe Solomnelle. Listen to Richard Egarr talking to James Jolly about it here.

The Renaissance Singers, directed by David Allinson, are showing archive performances on Facebook in Throwback Thursdays.

Passamezzo have made a Youtube video on Cristopher Gibbons (d. 20 October 1676): Open blest Elizium grove. Watch it here.

Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars talked to Gramophone's Martin Cullingford about the music of Josquin when their 8th and penultimate recording of his masses came out in 1919. It's a 14 minute Gramophone podcast (not a video) and there are many more here.

Vivid Consort
: A delightful performance including some stunning recorder playing from the Vivid Consort and David Bergmuller (lute) in Dowland's "Can she excuse my wrongs" from the First Book of Songes or Ayres. (4.5 mins)

European Lute Quartet in Florence (2019) play two pieces by Robert Johnson - Ballet and The Prince's Maske - arranged for 4 lutes by Gian Luca Lastraioli (2.5 mins) Watch and listen here.

Byrd’s Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby sung by the Gesualdo Six (2 mins). Watch and listen here.

A lovely little piece for theorbo in a beautiful location - Chaconne en la mineur by Robert de Visée, played by Fran Lopez (2.4 mins) here.

A rare treat of a crumhorn quartet playing this Paduane by Johann Hermann Schein, splendidly recorded by Eduardo Antonello. (3mins 39).

Hesperi at Home play part of a cello sonata by Geminiani here. (4mins 28) and an arrangement of Bach’s “Nun komm der Heiden HeilandBWV 659 for violin and harpsichord here (4 mins)

Netherlands Bach Society present Bach’s Concerto for four harpsichords in A minor, performed by Henstra, VanDelft, Belder and Steenbrink here, (10 mins)

Bayreuth Baroque present “My Favourite Things” with music by Monteverdi, Gluck, Händel and Hasse performed by Joyce DiDonato and the Pomo d’Oro orchestra here.(1hr 05)

The Academy of Ancient Music give a concert of music by Bach, Handel, Corelli, Torelli, Purcell and Clarke with Rowan Pierce (soprano) and David Blackadder (trumpet) here . (1hr 40)

Thierry Mechler gives a vigorous performance of a Jig from Bach’s English Suite BWV 811 on the organ here (2 mins)

The Renaissance Singers, directed by David Allinson, sing Francis Gurerro’s ’A un nino llorando’ here, in which, to quote David, the Three Kings practically dance their way to the manger. Such joyful singing! (5 mins)

A passionate performance of Amante Felice
by Giovanni Stefani (17th Century) sung by Renata Fusco, accompanied by theorbo, baroque guitar and (lute) here (4 mins)

J S Bach Partita
No 3 played by Tabea Debus (recorder) and Alon Sariel (lute) here. (4 mins)
O Maria by Giovanni Rovetta (from Ghirlanda Sacra, Venice 1625), beautifully sung by Perrine Devillers, accompanied by Elam Rotem
on the organ here.

An unusual version of
Dido’s Lament by Purcell, sung by Annie Lennox and the London City Voices here to highlight the climate crisis. (5 mins)

Peter Waldner playing on an Apfelregal (organ) here (9 mins)

Agnus Dei from the
Missa Mittit ad Virginem by Adriaen Willaert, performed by Dionysos Now! From Vienna. Watch and listen here (5 mins)

Sonata Duodezima by Schmelzer arranged for 8 trombones and played by Gerd Schnackenberg here (4 mins)

Hosanna to the Son of David by Gibbons sung by the Gesualdo Six and choristers from the choir of Truro Cathedral here.(3 mins)

Glorious Largo from the
Concerto in D minor for two oboes by Vivaldi, played and accompanied by Marco Cera and cleverly filmed here (3 mins)

aria Sovvente il sole arranged for oboe and played and accompanied on the mandolin by Marco Cera here (4mins 28) (more gems on his YouTube channel)

La Pellegrina (recorder, strings and continuo) plays a lively allegro from A. Corelli’s Sonata da chiesa a tre No 5 op3 here (2 mins)

Ave Maria
by Giovanni Giorgi sung by Julie Roset and Capella Mediterranea and Accentus (as above) here (7 mins)

Some joyful Renaissance music played by
Into the Winds recorder quartet here (2 mins)

Bach Fugue
in F# minor played on the harpsichord by Panagiotis Linakis here (5 mins)

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (oboe, strings and organ) play Händel’s Concerto Grosso op.3 no.3 here (9 mins)

Spem in Alium in Lockdown filmed and sung by Trevelyans and friends here (10 mins)

Ensemble Tsurà play the allegro from Telemann’s Concerto in F for recorder, horn and continuo here. (2 mins) If you long to hear the rest of the concerto a much less exciting version is played by the Telemann Consort of Moscow here. (7mins)

Musicke in the Ayre (3 singers + lute) perform Folle Cor by Domenico Mazzocchi here (3 mins)

A video of excerpts from
In te domine speravi & Ave Maria by Josquin Desprez performed by Romain Bockler (baritone) and Bor Zuljan (lute) of Dulces Exuviae - here (3 mins)

Ensemble 1619 perform Charpentier’s Magnificat à trois voix H.73 –sung over four bass notes - here (9 mins)

The Quenes Galliard by E.Pearce (Dublin Lute Book 1590s) played by Ed Holden on lute here (1 min 33)

Ensemble il Falcone play Carlo Cecere’s concerto for mandolin and strings here (9 mins)

Kay Johannsen plays the organ Prelude in D by Buxtehude here. (6 mins)

Gesualdo Six invite you to sing with them the beautiful “When to the Temple Mary went” by Johannes Eccard, with the score on the screen, here.(3mins 20)

Helen Charlston sings “Be Wise as you are beautiful” from Semele by John Eccles with the Academy of Ancient Music here (2 mins 29). This from the Academy’s new album of the complete work, in partnership with Cambridge Handel Opera. launched on 29th Jan. Read more about it or order the 2 CDs here.

14 year old
Roy van Vugt sings Handel’s Ombra mai fu with Holland Baroque in the beautiful Royal Palace in Amsterdam here (3 mins)

The Kings Singers sing Te Lucis ante terminum by Thomas Tallis (music for compline) here (2min 30)

Ed Holden plays the Dublin Lute Book version of John Johnson’s Delight Pavin. Listen here (4 mins)

Frans Brüggen plays an arrangement of Bach’s Harpsichord concerto in Emajor BWV 1053 for recorder. It’s on YouTube here with a detailed description below the video of the recorder he is playing (a Morgan fourth flute).(21 mins)

Allegri's Lamentations sung by the Marian consort, director Rory McCleery, here.(5 mins)

Rameau: Les Soupirs from Pièces de Clavessin beautifully played by Elias Conrad on theorbo here (4 mins)

A wonderfully energetic performance of
Purcell’s Strike the Viol sung by Tim Mead with Les Musicians de Saint–Julien here (4 mins)

Tim Mead sings the first movement from Bach’s Cantata Vergnügte Ruh beliebte Seelenlust here. (6 mins 30)

L’Amour, le seul amour, an Air de Cours by Michel Lambert (1660) with Doubles by JM Hotteterre (1721) played by members of the Ibera Auri Ensemble2 recorders and theorbo - here.(5 mins)

Music before 1800 (violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord) play Pièces de clavecin en concerts by Rameau here. (13 mins)

Julian Bream plays music by Dowland from a 1987 TV programme called “Two Loves” here.(16 mins)

The Netherlands Bach Society perform Bach’s Cantata Ich Habe Genug with Thomas Bauer, bass, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen here. (21mins)

Schütz: Auf dem Gebirge performed by Iestyn Davies and Hugh Cutting with Fretwork at a recording session here. (5 mins) (Look out for the CD)

Philippe Jaroussky sings Vivaldi’s Cum Dederit with some very mellifluous cornetti playing here. (3 mins 14)

Agnus Dei from Palestrina’s Missa Brevis , sung by The Marian Consort here. (3mins 30)

Thomas Tallis: God Grant with Grace, sung by Stile Antico here.(1 min 23)

Marin Marais: Couplets des Folies played by Lucie Horsch (recorder) and Thomas Dunford (theorbo) here (4 mins 32)

Trouvere Medieval Minstrels play Danses & Estampie Reals (royal) from the 13th century here. (31 mins)

An extraordinary performance of the aria ”vo solcando un mar crudele” from the opera Artaserse by Leonardo da Vinci, sung by Franco Fagioli (countertenor) with the chamber ensemble Concerto Köln here. (subtitles in French) You could imagine you were listening to a real castrato! (7 mins)

Plus oultre pretens for 4 bass viols from the Linarol Consort’s new CD La La Hö Hö : Sixteenth-Century Viol Music for the Richest Man in the World here. (4 mins)

Dixit Dominus a8 by Giovanni Rigatti performed here by the Gabrieli Consort and Players conducted by Paul McCreesh from their 2013 Venetian Vespers box set. (13 mins)

Bach’s Ich habe Genug BWV 82a (arranged for soprano) sung by Valer Barna-Sabadus a Romanian Counter-tenor featured on Radio 3 Record Review this week, from his new recording of Bach and Telemann arias. Listen here. (7 mins)

Graindelavoix (introduced to us by David Allinson last Friday lunchtime) is an Antwerp based multidisciplinary company with a fascination for the voice, the genealogy of vocal repertoires and their relationships with the affective body, history and territory. There’s no doubt they sound different to what we are accustomed to - they liken their sound to granary, as opposed to white, bread. Here they sing Stabat Mater by Josquin des Prez. (9mins) and here, if you’re interested, is a video examining their unique sound (22 mins).

Here is another earthy performance – "Do ciebie, Panie Jezu Chryste / To Thee my Lord Jesus Christ", a prayer composed on the melody of the popular Napolitan song "Se pur ti guardo" by
Paul Glodius (1531-1606), remarkably interpreted by the polish singers of Jerycho and the instrumental musicians of the ensemble Morgaine during the Musica Divina festival in Krakow in 2020. Listen here (3 mins 37)

Andante from Bach’s Organ Sonata No.4 transcribed for violin and organ by Stéphanie Paulet and Elisabeth Geiger from their album “JS Bach – Intuitions” here (5 mins)

Allemande from Handel’s Suite in E (the Harmonious Blacksmith) played by Jill Crossland on Handel's birthday (Tuesday) The story is that while working at Cannons near Stanmore in North London, Handel took shelter from the rain and heard the eponymous blacksmith beating out his rhythm at the anvil (or singing the theme of the final variation movement). The fabrication went to the lengths of finding a deceased person associated with the parish (but who was NOT a blacksmith) and giving him a completely fake gravestone saying he was the Harmonious Blacksmith. In fact, Handel wrote the piece before he even arrived in England. He published his keyboard suites both as a calling card, and to combat pirate editions. It came live from St George’s Headstone here. (5 mins)

Also for
Handels birthday, Eternal Source of Light Divine (from the Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne) from Alison Balsom’s new album “Sound the Trumpet”. Performed by Alison Balsom, Iestyn Davies and the English Concert directed by Trevor Pinnock here. (3mins 37) Truly divine.

Parce Domine by Jacob Obrecht sung by the Gesualdo Six here (2 mins) – one of their Lent Sessions. See/hear the whole series of 8 for £20 here.

Tenebrae sing Versa est in Luctum by Alfonso Lobo (1555) here.(5 mins 33)

O Virtus Sapientiae by Hildegard von Bingen sung by Romina De la Fuente (soprano) accompanying herself on the Lyre here.(2 mins 42)

Caterina Assandra’s Duo Seraphim for 3 men’s voices sung by I Gemelli here. (4 mins 24)

Bach’s Cantata “Jesu, der du meine Seele” BWV 78 performed by the Netherlands Bach Society with soloists Maria Keohane, Tim Mead, Daniel Johannsen and Matthew Brook, as part of their All of Bach project, here (24 mins). Links to information about the project and other recordings can be found below the video.

More of the All Bach Project as above -
Bach’s Easter Oratorio BWV 249 performed by the Netherlands Bach Society with soloists Maria Keohane, Damien Guillon. Thomas Hobbs and Sebastien Myrus here. (42 mins)

JC Bach’s Lamento “Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte” performed by Alex Potter (countertenor) and la Festa Musicale here. (7 mins)

Telemann’s Sonata in G for flute, two viol da gambas and harpsichord here.(16 mins)

Michel Corrette: Concerto for harpsichord, flute and strings in D minor performed by Brooklyn Baroque and Friends (2014) here. (9 mins)

A round of Three Country Dances in One by
Thomas Ravenscroft, from the Lonely Lockdown Consort (Jude Rees) here. (3 mins 21)

Handel: Sonata in B minor (part) for flute, viol and harpsichord from a live performance by Ensemble Échos here (5 mins) and several more at the same place.

To celebrate
Vivaldis birthday yesterday his beautiful aria “Sovvente il sole” has been arranged for baroque oboe and mandolin, and played by Marco Cera here. (4 mins 28)

Allemande from the 3ème livre de danseries, attributed to Claude Gervaise, played by Into the Winds here (1 min 36)

Le Tourbillon by
Marain Marais played by Johanna Rose on viola da gamba accompanied by theorbo, harpsichord and dancers here. (2 mins 14)

Three pieces from
John Adson's "Courtly Masquing Ayres", originally published in 1621. Superbly played by MEMF member David Jarratt-Knock on Treble and Tenor Cornetts, Basset Shawm and Bass Curtal here (4 mins 20)

William Byrd’s setting of words from Psalm 51, ‘Miserere mei, Deus’, recorded in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral sung by the Gesualdo Six as part of their Lent series here. (3 mins 32)

“If Ye Love Me” by
Thomas Tallis sung by Tenebrae here. (3 mins)

O Lord My God, a symphony anthem by Pelham Humphrey performed by the Oxford Consort of Voices and Instruments of Time and Truth (2018) here. (audio only, 10 mins)

"Pater peccavi" (a motet about the Prodigal Son) by Thomas Crequillon sung by the Byrd Ensemble here. (9 mins)

A splendid Magnificat à 15 et più by
Pietro Torri performed by Neue Hofkapelle München directed by Christoph Hammer here. (audio only -18 mins)

Bach Cantata Wir danken dir BWV 29 performed by the Netherlands Bach Society in their “All of Bach” series here. (25 mins)

A slide-show of very beautiful
harpsichords accompanied by J.S. Bach’s English suite no 2 in A minor (allemande) played by M. Pierre Hantaï on Goermans-Taskin, Bizzi replica here.(4 mins)

Fantasia (Ness 22) by Francesco da Milano played by Ryosuke Sakamoto on the lute, as part of his Il Divino challenge (uploaded twice a week) here (1 min 41) Click subscribe to get future ones.

Fantasia 11 by
Telemann played by André Lislevand on Viola da Gamba in the Teatro Ristori in Verona here. (5 mins 36)

Ballo del Granduca by
Sweelink played by Fabio Antonio Falcone on his Trasuntino harpsichord and a mini one here (5 mins)

“J’avois crû qu’en vous aymant” is performed by the
Marais Project (viola da gamba, theorbo, voice and violin) as part of their “Two” project (available on CD, download or streaming) here. (4 mins 35)

Alessandro Striggio’sNasce la pena mia” arr Johann Schop performed by Ensemble Augelletti and members of the Gesualdo Six here.(2 mins 42)

Sonata for flute and fortepiano in G major by Franz Benda played by Aysha Wills and Artem Belogurov here. (12 mins)

Missa Quarti Toni by
Vincenzo Ruffo sung by Le Poème Harmonique here. (audio (21mins 38)

Go, Crystal Teares by
John Dowland bizarrely sung in the snow by Ophelia (Sanna Kola,mezzo-soprano and Tuomas Kourula, lute) here.(5 mins)

J.S.Bach: Prelude in C minor pour le luth” played by David Taylor on an arch lute here (2 mins 21)

Heinrich Isaac: Las Rauschen played by the Linarol Consort of Viols during the recording of their new CD La La Hö Hö here.(2 mins)

JS Bach: “O sacred head, sore wounded” sung by the Gesualdo Six in the ancient church of St Bartholomew the Great, London, as part of their Lent sessions here. (3 mins 10)

Praetorius: Three Courantes played by Forgotten Clefs (recorder quartet) here. (2 mins 22)

JS Bach: Sonata from Cantata 182, “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen” arranged for baroque oboe and mandolin and played by Marco Cera here. (2 mins 16)

William Byrd: Miserere mei, Deus sung by the Gesualdo Six in Ely Cathedral here.(3 mins 32)

G.F.Handel:Addio, mio caro bene” from the opera Teseo. passionately sung by Natalia Kawalek and Jakub Orlińsky in close-up here. (3 mins 29)

Bartolomeo Tromboncino: Che debbio fare (a frottola), instrumental version played by Tímea Nagy (recorder) and Fabio Antonio Falcone (clavicytherium) here. (2 mins 45)

A masked dance by
La Rossignol here. (2 mins16)

Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito Amoroso, beautifully sung by Marisú Pavon (soprano), accompanied by Cornetto, viola da Gamba, Archlute and baroque violin here. (8 mins 24)

JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No 2 in B Minor for flute, strings and basso continuo played by Le Concert de Nations conducted by Jordi Savall here.(19 mins 28)

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concert No 5 (for flute, violin and harpsichord) performed by the Neumeyer consort here. (21 mins 34)

Gibbons: Hosanna to the son of David sung virtually by the Gesualdo Six and Sixth Form Choristers of Truro Cathedral Choir here. (3mins 15)

A saltarello performed by
Ensemble Unicorn in Vilnius here. (4 mins 30)

Byrd: Browning for five viols played by the Parthenia viol consort here. (5 mins)

Guerrero: In Passione positus Iesus sung by the Gesualdo Six here. (5 mins 45)

G.Ph.Telemann: Die Zufriedenheid performed by the Decameron Ensemble, from Utrecht, here. (9 mins 20)

Johann Ludwig Bach: Suite in G major played by Capella Jenensis here - start at 4mins 35 to miss the German introduction.(16 mins playing)

Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah recorded live in 2019, sung by the University of Kings College Chapel Choir in Nova Scotia here. Audio with text on the screen (26 mins)

Bransle de Village (Baroque dance music), from “Vieux Airs” compiled by Philidor the Elder in 1690, performed by Les Ameriquains here. (2 mins)

Byrd: Haec Dies a6 played on Shawms and Dulcians by Chris P de Villiers with Easter themed art here. (2 mins 18)

Tallis: Salvator Mundi for voices and viols here. (2 mins 34)

Byrd: Ambitious Love (from their new CD with Fretwork - Psalms, Sonets & Songs of Sadness and Pietie, 1588) sung by Alamire here. (2 mins 39)

John Coprario: O Sweet Flower performed by Musicke in the Ayre here. (3 mins 16)

Fantasia (anonymous) from the Siena Lute Book, played by Mateo Benjamin Jumbo Porrass here. ( 3 mins 25, audio)

CPE Bach: Allegro from Sonata in A minor for solo flute played by Francois Lazarevitch here. (3 mins 19)
Palestrina: Kyrie from Missa Papae Marcelli sung by the Voices of Ascension here. (3 mins 43)

Vivaldi:Domine Deus” from his Gloria arranged for baroque oboes, violone and guitar and all played by Marco Cera here. (4 mins)

Ludwig Senfl : Non Moriar sed vivam performed by I Fedeli (voice, cornetto, sackbut, bass curtal and organ here.(4 mins)

Dowland:Come Heavy Sleep” performed by Ophelia (voice and lute) filmed in Aboa Vetus Ars Nova museum in Turku, Finland here. (5 mins 18)

Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth from the Messiah by the Byrd Ensemble – Margaret Obenza (sop), Ingrid Matthews (violin) and Sheila Bristow (organ) here. (6 mins 12)

JS Bach:Erbame dich, mein Gott” from St Matthew Passion, sung by Magdalena Kozená and Musica Florea with haunting pictures, a tribute to filmmaker Andrei Tarkovski here. (7 mins 35)

Guiseppe Sarti: Sonata II in G major for flute and harpsichord played by Eleonora Bišćević (flute) and Arianna Radaelli (harpsichord) here. (9 mins 49)

Telemann: Deine Toten Werden Leben played by the Decameron Ensemble here. (11mins 34)

Dowland: “Come again” sung by Tanja Vogrin (of Concerto di Margherita) accompanying herself on the harp here. (2 mins)

Johannes CaioniChorea Polonica” (1670) played by ÌIiber Ensemble here. (2 mins 12)

Kapsberger: Preludio and Toccata for theorbo played by Francesca Torelli here. (audio 3 mins)

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre: Quatrième Suite op.2 - Prélude (from Pièces pour la flute traversiere) played by Sponte Sua (flute and theorbo) here. (3 mins)

Nicholas Pyykini (C14th) “Plaisance or Tost” delightfully performed by Les Délices here.(3 mins)

Antoine Forqueraya track from Forqueray Unchained, a debut CD of the Viola da Gamba player André Lislevand, with theorbo and keyboard accompaniment here. (4 mins 22) Includes links to the whole album.

Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa (from Madrigali Guerrieri ed amorosi) performed by Collegium 1704 here. (6 mins)

Porpora: aria Alto Giove (from “Polifemo”) sung by Serbian countertenor Predrag Djoković with New Trinity Baroque here. (10 mins)

Charpentier: Te Deum, performed by Les Arts Florissants at Versailles here. (12mins). Part of a full length concert here. (1hr 15)

Dowland: Frog Galliard played on a renaissance lute by Ieva Baltmiskyte here. (2 mins)

William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth sung by the Quire of Cheahs here. (3 mins 36)

Frescobaldi: Toccata 1 (1st book) played by Leonardo Pini on a 1601 organ, one of the most ancient in Emilia Romagna, Italy here. ((4mins 40)

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 (1st movement) played by James Howard Young on recorders here. (6 mins 26)

Marin Marais: Caprice, played by Dylan Sauerwald on the harpsichord here. (7 mins 12)

Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D major played by David Jacques (on a 1798 Theorbo-guitar) with Ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons here. (11mins)

Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary 1695 performed by the Choir of Clare College Cambridge and Baroque Brass of London here.(15 mins)

Giovanni Legrenzi: Kyrie, Gloria and Credo from the Mass with 4 choirs and basso continuo, performed by the Venice Conservatory Early Music Department here.(21 mins 41)

Josquin: Mille regretz by Vox Luminis here. (2 mins 26)

Fretwork returned to Fretwork Friday last week with this - Thomas Lupo: Fantasia à 3 no.13 played during a recording session here. (3 mins)

Marenzio: Dissi a l’amata mia – played by La Misticanza (lutes and harpsichord) here. (3 mins)

Monteverdi:Nigra Sum” from the Vespers of 1610 sung by Molly Nettere with Charles Weaver on theorbo here. (4 mins)

G.F.Handel:Tune Your Harps” sung by Mark Padmore with the English Concert here.(audio 4 mins 20)

Juan García de Céspedes: Convidando Está la Noche performed by La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespérion XXI, director Jordi Savall, here. (audio with pictures 4 mins 47)

Vivaldi: Sonata for cello played by Elena Andreyev accompanied by Florian Square (harpsichord) as part of the Festival of Printemps here. (9 mins 33)

A vintage treat:
Monteverdi: Come dolce oggi L’auretta delightfully sung by Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson and Poppy Holden accompanied by The Consort of Musicke directed by Anthony Rooley here. (audio 1981, 4 mins)

Antony Holborne: Pavan, a taster from Fretwork’s CD ‘An Elizabethan Christmas’ (due out at the end of this year) here. (2mins 19)

JS Bach: Gavotte BWV 1011played on an organ in Alsace by Thierry Mechler here. (3 mins)

Giaches de Wert: O primavera gioventu performed by Concerto di Margherita singing and playing here. (3 mins 17)

Monteverdi: O come sei gentile, a soprano duet sung by Johanna Koslowsky and Maria Cristina Kiehr accompanied by Cantus Cölln here. (audio 4 mins 12)

Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia à 4 no.2 played by Fretwork here (from their Christmas CD due at the end of this year). (4 mins 49)

Palestrina: Benedicta sit sancta trinitas with diminutions of Giovanni Bassano. A video in memory of Liuwe Tamminga, cornettist here. (6 mins 22)

Ennemond Gautier: Tombeau de Meezangeau played by Anna Wictoria Swoboda (baroque lute) here. (6 mins 23)

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata a tre played on recorder, baroque violin, viola da gamba, theorbo and harpsichord by La Pellegrina Ensemble here. (6 mins 39)

Cristóbal de Morales Lamentatio: Zain (from the Seven Lamentations) sung by the Utopia Ensemble (Belgium) here. (6 mins 41)

Monteverdi: Confiteor terzo performed by Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra and Vox Luminis, featuring the amazing soprano soloist Zsuzsi Tóth, here. (8 mins 30) Recommended by David Allinson in a lunchtime talk.

Lute, Vihuela and Theorbo Music - Various Artists VOL.1 here. (2 hrs 31)

John Taverner Christe Jesu sung by Stile Antico in their latest Spotlight film here. (2 mins 49)

Telemann: Fantasia no.1 played on the harpsichord by Eva Carazzolo here. (Audio 4mins 25)

Marco Uccellini: La Bergamasca played by Voices of Music (strings and continuo) here. (4 mins 32)

Antonia Bembo (1603-1666): “Ha, que l’absence” for soprano (Amanda Majeski), viola da Gamba and theorbo here. (6 mins)

In vain the am’rous flute, from Elegy, a CD (2019) of Countertenor duets sung by Iestyn Davies and James Hall with the King’s Consort here. (audio 6mins 21 - you can hear all the other tracks there too)

Giovanni Bononcini (1670 – 1747): ‘Varii fiori del giardino Musicale’ played by Ensemble il Falcone (string quartet) here. (7 mins)

Johann Pachelbel: Partita IV in E min played by Vladimir Shulyakovskiy and Music Antiqua Russica here. (8 mins)

Nicola Porpora: Concerto in G major for Violincello, strings and basso continuo played by Joseph Couch and the English Concert here. (Audio 17mins 27)

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneasa filmed re-imagined version by the American Baroque Opera company, releases on April 25th. Details and tickets ($25) here, Watch a one minute trailer here.

Josquin des Prez : El Grillo (the cricket) sung by Profeti della Quinta (Elam Rotem’s group) in 2008 here. (1 min 38) Such fun!

Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine (another version, I can't resist!) performed by Robert Kuizenga (countertenor), Bruno Fernandes (trumpet) and Mike Fentross (theorbo) and Tymen Jan Bronda (organ) in a rather lovely church here. (3 mins 24)

John Dowland:Come again sweet love” sung by Joyce Di Donato with the Pomo d’Oro orchestra here.(4 mins) Part of her Bayreuth Baroque Festival gala concert – see under concerts above.

Monteverdi: 'Ecco mormorar l’onde' sung by Les Arts Florissants here. (4 mins 36)

Monteverdi: 'Zefiro torna' performed by Musicke in the Ayre in the Peto gardens at Ilford Manor (Wiltshire) here. ((6 mins)

In vain the am’rous flute, from Elegy, a 2019 CD of Countertenor duets sung by Iestyn Davies and James Hall with the King’s Consort here. (audio 6mins 21 - you can hear all the other tracks there too)

Giovanni Bononcini (1670 – 1747): ‘Varii fiori del giardino Musicale’ played by Ensemble il Falcone (string quartet) here. (7 mins)

Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697 – 1763) Trio in D major for violin, oboe and continuo performed by the Baroque ensemble Sans Souce here. (13 mins 11)

Thomas Weelkes: to shorten Winter’s Sadness” sung by Helen Charlston with Fretwork here. (2 mins 29)

Tarquinio Merula: Ballo detto Eccardo played by La Vaghezza (strings and continuo) here. (3 mins)

G B Platti: Siciliana & Adagio from Flute Sonata No 6 in G major played by Alexa Raine-Wright here. (3 mins 24)

Antonio Vivaldi: Armatae face et anguibus” from “Juditha triumphans” sung with fury by Vasilisa Berzhanskaya with the Pratum Integrum Orchestra here. (3mins 14)

Adagio from the concerto in D minor for oboe and strings by Marcello, arranged by
J. S. Bach for solo keyboard and played here rather beautifully on the tuba by Oleksandr Yushchuk and Arkadiusz Godziński (organ) here. (4 mins 23)

J.S.Bach: Motet “Singet dem Herren” 2nd movement sung by the Australian Chamber choir here. (5 mins)

Greensleeves divisions (arr T.Debus) played by Tabea Debus and Elizabeth Kenny at the London Baroque Festival here. (5 mins) (Please donate if you listen)

Byrd: Browning for 5 viols played by Parthenia Viol Consort here. (5 mins 12)

Francesco Mancini: Concerto XX in C minor for recorder, strings and continuo here. (6 mins)

Antonio Vivaldi: Trio in C major for mandolin and strings, played by Ensemble il Falcone here. (11 mins)

Telemann: Concerto for flute, recorder and strings in Eminor played by the Barrocade Ensemble here. (15 mins 16)

J.S.Bach: Chaconne from Violin Partita No 2 in D minor played by Julian Bream here. (audio 16 mins)

Diedrich Becker (1623-1679) Trauer- und Begräbnismusiken performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik, recently researched by director Simone Eckert, here. (24 mins 47)

John Eccles Be Wise as you are beautiful’ from Semele sung by Helen Charlston with the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Julian Perkins (from their Jan 2021 album) here. (2 mins 29)

Francesco Landini (late medieval):” Ecco la primavera” performed by Alkemie here. (2 mins 44)

Sammartini: Allegro from the concerto for Oboe, Strings and basso continuo played by Albrecht Meyer with I Musici di Roma here. (3 mins 18)

Orlando Gibbons: Pavana played by Jean Rondeau on an original 16th century virginal here. (3 mins 33)

Tomás Luis de Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium sung by Voices of Ascension here. (audio 3 mins 40)

John Ward: Fantasia for 4 viols played by Parthenia here. (3 mins 40)

Tommaso Albinoni: Allegro e non presto from Concerto a cinque No2, played by Ercole Nisini on baroque trombone with Instrumenta Musica here. ( Audio with film. 5 mins)

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 – 3 for recorders, played by James Howard (part of his whole collection) here. (5 mins 44)

Buxtehude:”Der Herr ist Mit Mir performed by Collegium Vocale with the Orchestre Anima Eterna here. (Audio 7mins 30)

William Byrd: misa a 3 voces sung by the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Philips here. (Audio 17mins 44)

Antoine de Févin: Nesciens mater sung by The Gesualdo Six – a clip from their Sundays in June series: Josquin’s Legacy from Ely Cathedral (mentioned last week) here. (2 mins 31)

John Dowland:Say Love” performed by Ivo Haun here. (2 mins 45)

Archangelo Crotti:Sonata sopra Sancta Maria” performed by Kristen Dubenion-Smith (alto) with the Washington Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble here. (3 mins 10)

Monteverdi:Si dolce è’l tormento” sung by Monserrat Figueras (soprano, d.2011, wife of Jordi Savall) and La Capella Reial de Catalunya here. (audio 3 mins 29)

Heinrich Biber: Harmonia artificioso-ariosa:Partia III – ciacona canon in unisono, for violins ‘en scordatura’ played by Le Petit Rien Ensemble here. (4 mins)

Palestrina: Domine quando veneris à 4 performed with diminutions by Gawain Glenton (cornetto) and Fretwork Viol consort here. (4 mins 11)

Heinrich Biber: Passacaglia played on the 13 courses lute by Xavier Diaz-Latorre here. (8 mins 36) (Recommended by Nick Gravestock)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hexachord Fantasia played on the harpsichord by Yuko Inoue here. (10 mins 38)

Alessandro Scarlatti: La Folia played on the harpsichord with castanet accompaniment accompaniment here. (8 mins 17)

Orlando di Lasso: “Madonna ma pieta” sung by Octo Fastum here (2 mins)

Guillaume Dufay: Vergine Bella sung by Le Trio Musica Humana here. (3 mins 16)

Johann Adolph Hasse: Cadrá fra poco on cenere” from the opera Didione Abbandonata sung by Valer Sabadus here. (3 mins 17)

Michel Lambert:Admirons notre jeune” performed by Musicke in the Ayre (Three sopranos and Archlute) here. (3 mins 17)

Joseph Bodin Boismortier: Trio Sonata No.5 played by Sans Souci Baroque Ensemble (Baroque oboe and two recorders) here. (7 mins 32)

William Byrd: The Queenes Alman from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, played by Ernst Stolz here. (3 mins 26)

G.F.Handel:He was Despised”, from the Messiah, sung by Jakub Józef Orlińsky here. (10 mins)

Truly Madly Baroquea sampler video for Red Priest’s New programme here. (14 mins)

JS Bach: English suite No.4 in F major from the Netherlands Bach Society “All of Bach” Project here. (22 mins)

Rameau:Tendre Amour” - extract from Les Indes Galantes performed by Les Arts Florissants here. (2 mins 39)

Purcell: “Strike the Viol” sung by Tim Mead with the wonderfully energetic Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien here. (4 mins)

Claudio Monteverdi:Si Dolce e’l Tormento” sung by Marco Beasley with the Staats und Domchoir of Berlin here. (4 mins)

William Byrd:O Lord, how long wilt thou forget” sung by Nicholas Todd (tenor) accompanied by Fretwork here. (4 mins – audio with pictures)

Jean L’Héritier: Miserere mei, Domine sung by the Gesualdo Six here. (4 mins 14)

G F Handel:Caro, Più Amabile Beltà” from Guilio Cesare performed by Mary Bevan (soprano) and Barnaby Smith (countertenor) and the Illyria Consort here. (5 mins). This is a taster for their concert on Sunday 8thAugust at 7pm, part of Live From London Summer. Buy your ticket (£12.50) here.

Anon: “O pellegrina o luce” from the Arogonese Court of Naples played by Florilegio Ensemble here. (5 mins, audio)

Handel: “Zadok the Priest” performed by the Academy of Ancient Music here.(5 mins 49 – starts very quietly, but don’t turn the sound up too much!)

Purcell: “An Evening Hymn” sung here by a very different looking Tim Mead with La Nuova Musica - in a cellar? (6 mins18)

Loyset Compère: "Venez Regretz" sung by members of The Gesualdo Six in a car park here. (3 mins)

John Dowland: A Fancy, played by Marina Belova on a lute here. (3 mins) (Recommended by Nick Gravestock)

Samuel Scheidt: Canzon for 4 Cornetti or violins, played here by Schola Cornettourum Basiliensis. (4 mins)

Tomàs Luis Victoria: Sanctus and Benedictus from his Gaudeamus Mass sung by Quondam here. (5 mins 35)

Edmund Hooper (1553 - 1621): The Blessed Lamb sung by Ex Cathedra Scholars and student Scholars here. (5 mins 38)

Luigi Boccherini: Symphony (Overture) in D Major played by The Academy of Ancient Music here. (6 minshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHvrmqdRSxw)

François Couperin: La Superbe ou la Forqueray played on the harpsichord by Antonio Carlos de Magalhães here. (6 mins)

Christoph Bernhard (1628 – 1692): “Aus der Tieffen”, sung by Julie Roset here. (8 mins - audio)

JS Bach: Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est from his Magnificat sung by Klaus Mertens (bar) with interesting continuo by Ton Koopman here. (2 mins)

Vivaldi: "La Notte" performed by Les Musiciens de St.Julien here. (2 mins 05) Is this the French equivalent of Red Priest?

Vivaldi: Largo from Trio Sonata in A minor performed by Ensemble La Notte (recorder, Dulcian (on loan from MEMF) and harpsichord) here (2 mins 43).

Jean-Marie Leclair: Gavotte from Sonata in minor, played by Théotime Langlois de Swarte and William Christie here. (3 mins 11)

William Byrd: Miserere Mei, sung by the Marian Consort here. (3 mins 13 - audio)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon 3 (1615) played by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts here. (3 mins 49)

Dario Castello:Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno” performed by Ensemble La Notte (recorder, Dulcian (on loan from MEMF) and harpsichord) here. (4 mins 30)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo, sung by Voces8 in rehearsal here. (5 mins)

Francesco Rognoni Taeggio (1570-1626): Pulchra es, amica mea performed live in concert from facsimile by Henry Van Engen (sackbut) and Alberto Gaspardo (organ) here. (5 mins)

Jacques Leclair (1697 – 1764): Chaconne from Deuxième recreation de musique (Op 8) played by Le Concert d’Astrée (flute, violin, viola da Gamba and harpsichord) here. (7 mins)

Josquin des Prez: Salve Regina sung by Stile Antico here.(7 mins 26)

Byzantine kalophony: The divine sound developed in the late Byzantine Empire between 1261-1453, at the same time with the Hesychast tradition, from which it irradiated throughout the Eastern Orthodox world. This is a Romanian interpretation of kalophony through the Greek tradition at Mount Athos, which kept the kalophonic style alive through the centuries: “The Earth Was Terrified”, sung by the Byzantion Choir here. (8 mins 26)

Nicola Porpora: Sonata in D minor for violin and harpsichord, played by Anton Steck (violin) and Christian Rieger (pedal harpsichord) here. (14 mins 23 – audio)

Early dance music and Folk
are closely linked – get up and dance to this: The High Road to Kilkenny, performed by those wonderfully energetic Les Musiciens de St.Julien here. (3 mins)

Josquin des Prez: extract from Mille Regretz sung by Stile Antico here. (2 mins 22)

Josquin des Prez: El Grillo (the cricket) performed by Voices of Music (Leonardo da Vinci program) here. (2 mins 25)

Josquin des Prez: Vivrai je tousjours sung by Stile Antico here. (3 mins)

Zelenka: Laetatus Sum sung by Fatma Said and Jakub Jósef Orliński here. (3 mins 12 - from his forthcoming album Anima Aeterna.

Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto RV 443 played by the Woodpeckers Recorder quartet here. (3 mins 19)

Vivaldi: 3rd movement of Concert in D minor per l’Orchestra di Dresda (1720) played by the Academy of Ancient Music in rehearsal here.(3mins 20)

Henry Purcell: I was Glad sung by the Kings Singers here. (4 mins)

Marco Uccellini: divisions on La Bergamasca ground, played by Voices of Music here.(4 mins 9)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon 11 a 6 played by His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts here. (4 mins 19)

John Jenkins: Fantasia à 5 no.7 played by Fretwork here. (4 mins 21)

John Dowland: Lachrimae Amantis performed by Elizabeth Kenny and Fretwork here. (4 mins 27)

JS Bach: Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 played by Giorgio Matteoli (recorder) and Luca Ambrosio (organ) here.(5 mins) (too much vibrato for me)

Nucci: Il Davide trionfante: “Un giusto furore che m’arde nel core” sung by Jakub Jósef Orliński here. (6 mins - from his forthcoming album Anima Aeterna)

Telemann: Sonata for oboe, bassoon and harpsichord played by the Sans Souci Baroque Ensemble here. (6 mins 34)

Josquin des Prez: Stabat Mater, from Anne Boleyn’s Songbook, performed by Alamire directed by David Skinner here. (8 mins)

Marin Marais: two pieces from ′′ Les Gouts étranges ′′ suite [The Strange Taste "] and a prelude from his teacher, Jean de Sainte-Colombe ′′ played by Jordi Savall here. (9 mins 32)

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major played by the Netherlands Bach Society with violinist Shunske Sato and harpsichordist Richard Egarr here. (21 mins) Another in their series “All of Bach” - hear more here.

Isabella Leonarda: Canon Coronato sung by Capella Artemisia and friends in several versions here. (21 mins 20)

written and performed by Steven Devine and Kate Semmens here (2 mins 19)

John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae played by Siegfried de Buhr on 5 recorders here.(1 min 34)

Josquin des Prez: Mille Regretz sung with real feeling by Profeti della Quinta here (2 mins). Watch Elam Rotem’s video about the piece at Early music Sources (18 mins).

Anonymous Saltarello: ”Il marchese di Saluzzo” played by Into the Winds (wind ensemble) here. (2 mins)

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Miserere performed by the Insula Orchestra here. (2mins 14)

J S Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen played by Marco Cera (oboe) to mark Halloween here. (2 mins 42)

Charpentier: Agnus Dei from Messe a quatre choeurs played in the round by Ensemble Correspondances here. (2 mins 47)

Requiem de Coimbra (extract from the Kyrie) performed by Capella Sanctae Crucis in Alcobaça Monastery. Celebrating International Crumhorn Day on October 3rd here. (3 mins)

E-C Jacquet de la Guerre: Prelude to the cantata Séméle played by Les Méandres here. (3 mins 34)

Josquin des Prez: O Virgo Prudentissima sung by the Gesualdo Six in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral here. (3 mins 38)

Anonymous:Ciaccona del Paradiso e del Inferno” performed by Philippe Jaroussky and L’Arpeggiata here (3mins 47) – Great fun!

A popular Tourdion (1530s) with words added by César Geoffray in 1949, performed by Whistlebow here. (4 mins). Extraordinary rhythm!

William Byrd:Blessed is he that fears the Lord” sung by Martha McLorinan accompanied by Fretwork (from their two disc CD with Alamire) here. (4 mins)

Cristobal de Morales: Regina Caeli sung by Quondam here (4 mins 13)

William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus sung by Stile Antico here. (4 mins 22)

Anonymous: Marizápalos 17th century, performed by Iberia Auri here. (4 mins 12 + link to whole concert)

GF Handel:These Labours Past” from Jeptha sung by Mary Bevan, Barnaby Smith and the Illyria Consort here.(5 mins 48)

GF Handel: “Va Tacito” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto sung by Barnaby Smith with the Illyria Consort here. (6 mins 24) Sublime horn playing as well!
(Both of these from Barnaby’s new solo album, play or stream here)

JS Bach: Fugue BWV 1000 played on guitar by Ming Huang here. (7 mins)

Telemann: Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins and basso continuo in Bb major played by the Croatian Baroque Ensemble here. (8 mins 36)

M.Mielczewski: Canzon Prima played by the Cornu Copiae baroque orchestra here. (10 mins 22)

PJ Vejvanovský (1633-1693): XXVII Serenada, played by Virtuosi de Praga here. (11mins 46) He was evidently a virtuosic trumpet player judging by the music he wrote.

GF Handel:Scherza Infida” (enjoy yourself, O faithless one) from Ariodante sung by Cecilia Bartoli here. (12 mins 40)

Thomas Albinoni (attrib): Concerto in G major for flute, two violins and basso continuo played by the Orchestra Barocca Siciliana here. (16 mins)

Josquin des Prez: Chansons sung by Ensemble l’Homme Armé - a live concert set to a looping video of springs and geysers here! (49 mins)

Posted in 2022:

Anthony Holborne: Galliard ‘The New Year’s Gift’ played by Pascal Gallon here. (1 min 49)

Gaudete: sung by the Gesualdo Six here.(2 mins)

Handel: allegro from his Sonata in G Major Op 5: No 4, played by the Academy of Ancient Music here. (2 mins 20)

Pearsall: Lay a Garland sung by Andrew Leslie Cooper here. (2 mins 35)

G Ph Telemann: Essercizii Musici, solo10, Ist movement played by Hester Groenleer (recorder) with Matthias Havinga (spinet) here. (2 mins 37)

Purcell: Sound the Trumpet sung by Andrew Leslie Cooper with continuo here.(2 mins 43)

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon secunda with improvised divisions played by David Brutti (cornetto) with Nicola Lamon (organ) here. (2 mins 45) Followed by Canzon Prima “La Spiritata” (2 mins 56)

Thomas Tallis: If ye love me sung by the Gesualdo Six here. (3 mins) I never tire of hearing this.

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche Triomphale for Orchestra (from his tragedy Thésée) here. (3 mins)

Muffat: Allemande from Armonico Tributo Sonata in G major played by the Academy of Ancient Music here. (3 mins 13)

Josquin: “Gaude Virgo” sung by the Renaissance Singers here. (3 mins 19)

Riccardo Broschi 1698 – 1756 (brother of Farinelli):”Son Quai Nave” sung by Cecilia Bartoli here. (3 mins 39) What an astonishing voice!

J G Műthel: Adagio from Sonata à Flauto Traverso e Basso played by Eleonora Bišċeviċ with Lukas Frank here (4 mins 26)

William Byrd:Laudibus in Sanctis” sung by Voces8 here. (5 mins)

J N P Royer: Vertigo (Rondeau) (French baroque) played by Nenad Leonart on a Ruckers harpsichord here. (6 mins)

Biber: Passacaglia played on the 13 courses lute by Xavier Diaz-Latorre here. (8 mins 36)

Not music, but amazing!
Before the Tune: the making of a treble viol here (9 mins 28)
Behind the Scenes: making the video here (7 mins 28)

John Johnson: A Dump, from Renaissance Duets by Anthony Rooley and James Taylor here (2 mins)

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arr recorders) played by Lucie Horsch and Charlotte Barbour-Condini with the Academy of Ancient Music here. (3 mins)

Traditional 16th century Tarentellas played and danced by Palisander here. (3 mins)

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Cosi mi disprezzate performed by In Stile Modern (soprano, theorbo and guitar) here (3mins 15)

Heinrich Schűtz: Warum toben die Heiden played by Les Cris de Paris (director Geoffroy Jourdain here (4 mins 21)

William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpussing along with Cantoria Sine Nomine here (4 mins 28)

JS Bach: Gloria and Et in Terra Pax from his B Minor Mass performed by Voces 8, Academy of Ancient Music, led by Rachel Podger and conducted by Barnaby Smith last year here (6 mins)

Palestrina: Sicut Cervus sung by the Marian Consort (director Rory McCleery) here (6 mins 19)

Vivaldi as you’ve probably never heard it before here (2 mins)

Richard Allison: Mr Allison’s Almayne played by the Lachrimae Consort, with Mike Ashley doing the twiddly bits, and filmed by Paul Baker here. (2 mins)

Anthony Holborne: The Fairie Round played by Palisander (recorder ensemble) here. (2 mins)

G F Handel: Gigue and Minuet from Sonata in G major played by the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Laurence Cummings here. (3 mins)

Ernst Gottlieb Baron: Allegro played by Chris Hirst of the ensemble Quatrapuntal here. (3 mins)

Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet performed by Ensemble Pro Victoria here. (3 mins)

Giocomo Carissimi: Extract from Jephte performed by Les Arts Florissants here. (3 mins)

John Sheppard:Libera Nos” sung by the Sixteen here. (3 mins 10)

JS Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude sung by Voces8 with oboe and organ accompaniment here. (3 mins 21)

Heinrich Schütz:Die Himmel erzhälen die Here Gottes sung by Voces8 here. (3 mins 48)

Henry Purcell: Music for a while, performed by Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford and William Christie of Les Arts Florissants here. (3 mins 51) More of them below:

Honoré d‘Ambruys:The Sweet Silence of our Woods” performed by Lea Desandre and Thomas Dunford here. (4mins 35)

G F Handel: Where’er you Walk performed by Eboracum Baroque at Burghley House here. (4 mins 47)

J S Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden performed by Pygmalion directed by Raphaël Pichon here. (6 mins 06) - such a joyful performance!

G F Handel: Da tempeste from Giulio Cesare sung by Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire here. (6 mins 33)

G F Handel: Süβe Stille sung by Mary Bevan with Davina Clarke (violin) filmed by the Voces8 studio to celebrate the latter’s debut single here. (6 mins)

Francisco António de Almeida (1702-1755): “Giusto Dio” from La Giuditta sung by Jakub Józef Orliński here. (7 mins 41)

William Byrd: double Motet Ne Iscaris Domine & Civitas Sancti Tui sung by Voces8 here. (10 mins 18)

Josquin des Prez: Mille Regretz sung by Profeti della Quinta here (2 mins)

Orlando Gibbons: Nunc Dimittis from the short service sung by Voces8 here (2 mins 49)

Heinrich Schütz: Selig sind die Toten, sung by Voces8 here. (3 mins 32)

Henry Purcell: Strike the Viol sung by Tim Mead with Les Musicians de Saint-Julien here. (4 mins)

Robert Parsons: Ave Maria sung by the choir of King’s College Cambridge here. (4 mins)

G F Handel: “To thee, thou glorious son of worth” from Theodora sung by Lea Desandre and Iestyn Davies here. (5 mins)

Josquin des Prez: Ave Maria, Virgo Serena sung by Voces8 here. (6 mins)

Cipriano de Rore: Ave Regina Caelorum sung by Voces8 Foundation Choir here (6 mins 44)

Luca Antonio Predieri: (1688-1767): Finche salvo è l’amor suo (from Scipione il giovane) sung by Jakub Józef Orliński here. (7 mins)

Josquin des Prez: Mille Regretz (again!) played by Bruce Dickey on the cornetto and Hanneke van Proosdiij (organ) here. (7 mins)

Giacomo Carissimi – Historia di Jephte performed by Marie Chicin (sop), Patrick Garayt (tenor), Choeur Région Sud Vocal Côte d’Azur, instrumentalists and accompanying visuals here. (27 mins, but if you don’t want to listen to the arias skip to the 20th minute for the tragic final chorus recommended by Robert Hollingworth)

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