vocal music


KA005: Some Strange Felicity, Sospiri Ardenti: The music of two generations of English composers comes vividly to life in a program created around Shakespearean theater music by the ensemble Sospiri Ardenti. Based on the plays Twelfth Night and The Tempest - two of the best-loved Shakespearean comedies (which were richly provided by Shakespeare himself with musical moments), this program presents dramatized scenes from the plays, incorporating 16th- and 17th-century songs, instrumental works and dance. Soprano and alto voice, recorder, harpsichord and lute. read more





KA003KA003: Quadrivium, La Cause est Amer:Medieval Love Poems from Japan and the Low Countries. Five Japanese medieval love poems examining different states of love, are paired with Late-Medieval Netherlandish art songs which echo similar sentiments. The Japanese poems are scored by Belgian contemporary composer Biesemans, capturing the delicate, yet intense character of Japanese traditional music. Soprano voice, recorder, organetto, harp, psalterium and lute. Works by Dufay, Ockeghem, Binchois and others. read more






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