Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore [Voices of Music]

California-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs a suite from the early baroque dance collection Terpsichore (1612) by the German composer Michael Praetorius, one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns. Live, 4K UHD video recorded in December 2016.

Folies d’Espagne [Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall]

An early music concert: Folies d’Espagne – conducted by Jordi Savall, international early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI performs folias from Spain. La Folía (Spanish), also folies d’Espagne (French), Follies of Spain (English) or Follia (Italian), is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes, or primary material, generally melodic, of a composition, on record.

John Dowland: Flow My Tears (Lachrimae) [Soprano: Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist, Lute: David Tayler]

Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist (soprano) and David Tayler (archlute) perform Flow My Tears (Lachrimae), a lute song (specifically, an “ayre”) by the Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626). HD video from the “Saturday Night at the Movies” concert presented by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, January 2014, …

Folia, Variations by Corelli, Scarlatti and Marais (Ensemble Musica Narrans)

Early music ensemble Musica Narrans performs Folia variations by the baroque period composers Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Marin Marais.

O death, rock me asleep (Anne Boleyn’s lament) – Anna Dennis & Voices of Music

Anne Boleyn’s lament, “O death, rock me asleep,” performed by soprano Anna Dennis with the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. 4K ultra high definition video from the ensemble’s Great Poets concert, January 2015.

Rolf Lislevand plays Santiago de Murcia – Tarantella

Norwegian concert guitarist and early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays Tarantella by the Spanish guitarist and composer Santiago de Murcia (25 July 1673 – 25 April 1739). Lislevand is playing the Sabionari guitar here, one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari. It is built in 1679 and at the present time, it …