Dowland: Can She Excuse My Wrongs [Vivid Consort, David Bergmüller]

Early music ensemble Vivid Consort and the Austrian lutenist David Bergmüller perform Can She Excuse My Wrongs, a late 16th-century song by the English Renaissance composer John Dowland. It is the fifth song in Dowland’s First Booke of Songes or Ayres (Peter Short, London 1597). The words are set to a dance tune, a galliard, …

Christopher Morrongiello performs “Lachrimae” [John Dowland]

The British musicologist, performer, teacher, luthier, impresario, and director who specializes in early music, Christopher Morrongiello performs Flow My Tears (Lachrimae), a lute song (specifically, an “ayre”) by the Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer John Dowland (c. 1563 – buried 20 February 1626). Originally composed as an instrumental under the name “Lachrimae pavane” in 1596, …

Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell [Jaroussky, Garcia]

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Franco-Spanish classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia perform “In darkness let me dwell”, a beautiful song ascribed to the lutenist and composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Published in 1610, late in Dowland’s career, the song shows the influence of Italian music of the early Baroque.

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.

Lea Desandre & Thibault Cauvin perform Sì dolce è’l tormento [Monteverdi]

Accompanied by the French classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin, French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre sings Claudio Monteverdi’s Sì dolce è’l tormento (English: So sweet is the torment) from Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze, published in Venice in 1624.

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 award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, January …

La Bella Noeva (17th and 18th Century Italian Music) – Tenor: Marco Beasley

Accompanied by the period-instrument ensemble Accordone, Italian tenor Marco Beasley performs 17th and 18th-century Italian arias, primarily late-Renaissance works from various composers. They were popular songs of the time that often competed with opera in terms of popularity and success. From La Bella Noeva (English: The Good One), an album published in 2003. During the seventeenth …

José Miguel Moreno: The Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque

Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque: the Spanish specialist in historical plucked string instruments, such as the vihuela, lute, theorbo, and guitars; José Miguel Moreno plays pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque era composers.

Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata: Via Crucis [2010 album]

Clips from Via Crucis, the 2010 album of L’Arpeggiata, a European early music ensemble led by Christina Pluhar, the Austrian theorbist and conductor. Guest singers are Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky, Marco Beasley, The King’s Singers, and Barbara Furtuna Corsican male voice quartet. Published by Virgin Classics.