Distant Mirror with Allan Kelly

Fridays at 10 pm

Enjoy an encore broadcast of last Friday night's program. Music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

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Norwegian soprano saxophonist Jan Garbarek joins the Hilliard Ensemble with selections from the award winning 1994 CD  Officium, including two 14th Century Czech pieces and a selection by Christobal de Morales on this week's Distant Mirror (Friday at 10 pm).

Then a tribute to the groundbreaking Early Music Ensemble Musica Reservata with selections from medieval France , England and Italy.  Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10 for Distant Mirror.

Soprano Emma Kirkby joins Gothic Voices with three selections by 12th Century abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen as well as three selections from John Dowland's last song cycle, A Pilgrim's Solace, accompanied by lutenist Anthony Rooley.  There's also consort music by Orlando Gibbons and a Dufay sacred piece for voice and sax(!).  Join Allan Kelly on Friday's Distant Mirror.

For most of the 14th Century the papacy was situated in Avignon in the south of France.  The Avignonese popes were great patrons of the arts, especially music, where the liturgy for the mass and divine offices were influenced to a great degree by the practices of the Ars Nova.  On Friday night's Distant Mirror the ensemble Venance Fortunat and the choir of the University of Tours perform music from the popes' palace at Avignon.

Nearly all  early music enthusiasts are familiar with the Cantigas of Santa Maria from the court of Alfonso the Wise, those delightful 13th century pieces describing the miraculous intervention of the VIrgin in healing all kinds of human ailments and misfortunes. But did you know that a collection of secular music may have existed as well at Alfonso's court?  The Dufay Collective has done exhaustive research on instruments of the day and the secular styles then in vogue and  has put together music that very well might have been heard at the court.

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