Favorite Music Links - August, 2020

John Anderson

John Anderson, AEMS board member since 2018, shares some of his favorite music with you.

“I’ve selected some of my favorite early music videos and performers to share, although there are so very many to choose from! I felt a mixture of voice and musical instruments was appropriate for early music, and dearly hope you will enjoy these as much as I did collecting them for you to watch!”

John’s goal is to bring the best of early music talent to Arizona through AEMS. He is passionate about baroque music!

Folia - Baroque Violin, Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord

by Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Marin Marais
Ensemble Musica Narrans (now called Musica Alchemica)
Lina Tur Bonet, Baroque Violin
Nadja Lesaulnier - Harpsichord
Jakob David Rattinger – Viola da Gamba & Director

VOCES8: "Ne Irascaris Domine' & "Civitas Sancti Tui"

by William Byrd
The British group VOCES8 is without doubt one of the world's best vocal ensembles. Read more about VOCES8 at www.voces8.com.

"Sound the Trumpet,"
from "Ode for the Queen Mary's Birthday"

by Henry Purcell
Alison Balsom (period trumpet) and Iestyn Davies (countertenor) with the English Concert, conducted by Trevor Pinnock
Read more about Alison Balsom at www.alisonbalsom.com.
Read more about Iestyn Davies at www.iestyndavies.com.

"Miserere mei, Deus"

by Gregorio Allegri
Tenebrae Choir, conducted by Nigel Short

"Canzona a 6 in d" (modern premiere)

by Giovanni Valentini
Edwin Huizinga; violin
Adriane Post; viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Loren Ludwig; violas da gamba
Paul Dwyer; violoncello
Doug Balliett; violone
Simon Martyn-Ellis; theorbo
Note that this season's ACRYONYM concert has been rescheduled to October 3, 2021.

And a bonus offering (or two):

Cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir", BWV 29

by J S Bach
Netherlands Bach Society
Read more about the All of Bach project here:

And for those of us who can’t get enough of Bach Cantatas, here's one more, which I find very well filmed:

"Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich", BWV 150

by J S Bach
VOCES8 with Academy of Ancient Music (Bojan Čičič, leader), directed by Barnaby Smith

Please enjoy!

John Anderson