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Shakespeare: Take, O take those lips away (Voices of Music, soprano: Anna Dennis)

Early music ensemble Voices of Music performs John Wilson’s setting of the song, “Take, O take those lips away,” from Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure”. Soprano: Anna Dennis. The second verse, which is not in Shakespeare’s play, is possibly by John Fletcher, although both authors may have used a popular song from the time.
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Arcangelo Corelli – Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4 (Voices of Music)

San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music plays the Italian Baroque era violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4 with original period instruments. HD Video from the Voices of Music Lamentations of Jeremiah concert, April, 2014.
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Anthony Holborne – The Fairie Round (Voices of Music)

Early music ensemble “Voices of Music” plays English composer Anthony Holborne’s (c. 1545 – 29 November 1602) “The Fairie Round”. Performed on original instruments, from Holborne’s collection published in London in 1599. HD Video from the Voices of Music “Great Poets” concert, January, 2015.
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Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major

San Francisco based renaissance and baroque music ensemble Voices of Music performs Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. The piece remained forgotten for centuries like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, and was rediscovered only in the 20th century, and became extremely popular.

Note: The baroque pitch used here; A=415.3 Hz; modern pitch is usually 440 Hz. So it sounds like D-flat here. The Voices of Music version based on the earliest original manuscript and performed on instruments from the time of the German composer, organist and teacher Johann Pachelbel (baptised September 1, 1653 – buried March 9, 1706).
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Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on the G-String (With original instruments)

The second movement, Aria, from Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, performed on original instruments from the time of Bach by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
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