Circa 1500

The decades around 1500 comprised a pivotal historical moment as developments in science, technology, global discovery, and visual art, changed the world as it was known. Music was similarly transformed as the music publishing industry exploded onto the scene, compositions reached new sonic highs (and lows), and instrumental virtuosity took flight. Lutenist Esteban La Rotta and Blue Heron Artistic Director Scott Metcalfe join us for this episode that delves deep into early Renaissance musical trends as we enjoy music from circa 1500 for lutes, vielles, and early winds by Alexander Agricola, Josquin des Prez and others.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Episode Guests

Scott Metcalfe

Vielle

Esteban La Rotta

Lute

Resources

Soon to be updated with links to related websites and recordings.

Music

Marco Dall’Aquila (c.1480-1538)
Ricercare

Antoin Busnois (1430-1492)
Quand j’ay au cuer recording courtesy of Blue Heron

Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377-1445)
Ich klag

Anon. from the Buxheim Orgelbuch (c. 1460/70)
Je loe amours recording courtesy of Blue Heron

Tinctoris (c. 1435-1511)
Le Souvenir

Josquin des Prez (d. 1521)
De tous biens plaine a4
Credo from Missa Fortuna Desperata recording courtesy of Blue Heron

Hayne van Ghizeghem (c. 1445-1497)
De tous biens plaine a3

Roelkin (c. 1500)
De tous biens plaine

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