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Completing the list for this week. If you've enjoyed any of the more recommended works at higher levels, you'll discover more from that composer lower down. If there are any hidden gems here, please let us know.

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Level 2
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Level 3
Monteverdi, Claudio: l'Orfeo
Monteverdi, Claudio: l'Incoronazione di Poppea, SV308 esp. Act 3: "Pur ti miro"
Monteverdi, Claudio: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610)
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book VIII "Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi" inc. Il Ballo delle Ingrate, Lamento della Ninfa, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Level 4
Dowland, John: Lachrimae
Byrd, William: Gradualia inc. For 5 voices Justorum Animae, For 4 voices Ave Verum Corpus, For 3 Voices Haec Dies
Gesualdo, Carlo: Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro sesto esp. Moro, Lasso, Resto di Dormi Noia
Byrd, William: Mass for Five Voices
Byrd, William: Mass for Four Voices
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Officium Defunctorum (Requiem)
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Sacrae Symphoniae inc. Sonata Pian'e Forte
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book 5 inc.Cruda Amarilli
Dowland, John: First Booke of Songes esp. v. Can She Excuse My …, vi. The Frog Galliard, xvii. Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

Level 5
Dowland, John: Second Booke of Songes inc. I Saw My Lady Weep, Flow My Tears, Sorrow, Sorrow, Stay,
Monteverdi, Claudio: Il Ritorno d'Ulysse in Patria
Morley, Thomas First Book of Ayres: It Was a Lover and His Lass, Will You Buy Me a Fine Dog
Gesualdo, Carlo: Tenebrae Responsories Part 1
Monteverdi, Claudio: Scherzi Musicali cioè arie et madrigali inc. Zefiro Torna e di soavi accenti, SV 251
Bull, John: Fitzwilliam Virginal Book esp. Walsingham Variations, The King's Hunt, The Spanish Paven, Fantasia, Parthenia
Byrd, William: Cantiones sacrae inc. O Lux Beata Trinitas
Byrd, William: Fitzwilliam Virginal Book esp. The Bells, The Earle of Oxford's Marche, Wolsey's Wylde, Sellinger's Round
Cavalieri, Emilio de': Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo esp. Anima Mia Che Pensi
Peri, Jacopo: La Dafne - see Gaglianio 1582

Level 6
Byrd, William: "Qui Passe: For My Ladye Nevill"
Caccini, Giulio: Le Nuove Musiche
Gabrieli, Giovanni: In Ecclesiis
Byrd, William: Infelix Ego
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book IV esp. Sì ch'io vorrei morire hora ch'io bacio amore, Io Me Son Giovinetta, A Un Giro Sol
Byrd, William: Great Service
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Canzoni XIII
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book VI esp.Lamento d'Arianna, Lagrime d'amante
Byrd, William, Gibbons, Orlando: Parthenia inc. Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury
Marenzio, Luca: Madrigali a 5 voci Libro 9 esp. Solo e Pensoso
Morley, Thomas: The First Book of Ballets to Five Voices inc. Now is the Month of Maying, Fire, Fire My Heart, My Bonny Lass She Smileth, Sing We and Chant It
Morley, Thomas and others: The Triumphes of Oriana inc. Morley: Hard by a Crystal Fountain
Byrd, William: Mass for Three Voices
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book III inc. Vattene pur Crudel
Monteverdi, Claudio: Selva Morale e Spirituale
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book VII esp. Chiome d'oro, Tirsi e Clori
Dowland, John: A Musical Banquet esp. iii. In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Gesualdo, Carlo: Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro cinqo inc. Deh, Coprite il Bel Seno, Dolcissima Mia Vita
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Missa Vidi Speciosam
Dowland, John: Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires inc. Say Love, Weep you no more, sad fountains
Byrd, William: Psalmes, Sonets and Songs of Sadness and Pietie inc. Though Amaryllis Dance in Green, Come to Me Grief For Ever
Byrd, William: Songs of Sundrie Natures: I Thought That Love Had Been a Boy, Who Made Thee, Hob, Forsake the Plough
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Missa Pro Victoria
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterswoon: Cantiones Sacrae
Hassler, Hans Leo: Lustgarten Neuer Teuscher Gesãng
Anon.: A Newe Northen Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves - Song and Divisions

Level 7
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: O Magnum Mysterium
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: O Quam Gloriosum est Regnum
Dowland, John: Pilgrime's Solace
Gallus, Jacobus: Opus Musicum
Gabrieli, Giovanni: O Magnum Mysterium
Wert, Giaches de: Il Settimo Libro de Madrigali inc. Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Missa Laetatus Sum
Byrd, William: Trititia et Anxietas
Philips, Peter: Cantiones Sacrae
Oislander, Lucas: Fuenfftzig Geistliche Lieder und Psalmen
White, Robert: Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies
Byrd, William: Cirumspice, Jerusalem
Byrd, William: Non vos Relinguam
Byrd, William: O Domine, Adjuva Me
Byrd, William: O That Most Rare Breast
Byrd, William: Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets inc. Come Woeful Orpheus, In Winter Cold - Whereat an Ant
Ferrabosco, Alfonso Jnr.: Fly From The World
Luzzaschi, Luzzasco: Madrigali per Cantare et Sonate
Malvezzi, Cristofano, Cavalieri, Emilio d': La Pellegrina
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Benedictus
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Trahe Me, Post Te
Victoria, Tomás Luis de: O Vos Omnes
Anon.: Dona Noblis Pacem
Caccini, Giulio (disp.): Ave Maria
Cavalieri, Emilio de': Anima Mia Che Pensi
Cavalieri, Emilio de': Dalle Piu Alte Sfere
Cavalieri, Emilio de': O Che Nuovo Miracolo
Gallus, Jacobus: Mirabile Mysterium
Vecchi, Orazio: Selva di varia ricreatione
Vecchi, Orazio: So Ben Mi C'ha Bon Tempo
Vecchi, Orazio: L'Amfiparaso
Caccini, Giulio: Amarilli Mia Bella
Caccini, Giulio: Aria di Romanesca
Caccini, Giulio: Il Rapimento de Cefalo
Caccini, Giulio: Lo Che Dal Ciel Cader
Caccini, Giulio: Il Rapimento di Cefalo
Marenzio, Luca: Madrigali a 5 voci Libro 1 Dolorosi Martir
Marenzio, Luca: Madrigali a 5 voci Libro 2 I' Piango; et Ella il Volto, Stider Faceva
Sethus Calvisius: Ein Feste Ist Unser Gott
Farmer, John: Fair Phyllis
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Miserere Mei Deus
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Reliquae Sacrorum Concentum
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Sonata per Tre Violini
Gabrieli, Giovanni: Sonata Pian' E Forte
Morley, Thomas: First Booke of Madrigals
Philips, Peter: Second Book of Madrigals
Philips, Peter: Tibi Laus, Tibi Gloria
Praetorius, Hieronymus: Cantiones Sacrae
Praetorius, Hieronymus: Joseph, Lieber Joseph Mein
Viadana, Lodovico: Cento Concerti Ecclesiastici a Una, a Due, a Tre & a Quattro Voci
Peri, Jacopo: Dunque Fre Torbid' Onde
Peri, Jacopo: Qual Nova Meraviglia
Dowland, John: Lady Hunsdon's Puffe
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterswoon: Onder een Linde Groen
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterswoon: Pseaurnes de David
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterswoon: Rimes Françoises et Italiennes
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterswoon: Variations & Fantasias for Organ
Titelouze, Jehan: Hymnes de l'Eglise
Titelouze, Jehan: Le Magnificat
Hassler, Hans Leo: Kirchengesãnge
Hassler, Hans Leo: Psalmen und Christliche Gesãng
Hassler, Hans Leo: Reliquae Sacrorum Concentum
Lobo, Duarte: Liber Missarium
Valente, Antonio: Follias Criollas inc. Gallarda Napolitana
Piccinini, Filippo: La Selva Sin Amor
Quinciani, Lucia: Udite Lagrimosi Spìrti s'Averno Udite
Monteverdi, Claudio: Missa in Illo Tempore
Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigals Book II esp. Ecco mormorar l'onde, Non si levav'ancor l'alba novella
 

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Discussion Starter · #245 · (Edited)
Never heard of keyboard works by Caccini. Aren't you mixing something up?...
Good catch. I should have said that works in Level 7 are not, "curated", so there may be errors. It looks like these, the first one at any rate, is Frescobaldi. He's coming next week. I'll dig deeper.

Edit: yes, both Frescobaldi.
 

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Be sure to hear Rooley’s Pilgrime’s Solace (Dowland) - some amazing singing on it. Who is that in the first song - Disdain me still? I can't see who it is from the booklet. He does a good job!

(Vague memories that I noticed this before years ago, investigated and promptly forgot.)
 

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Be sure to hear Rooley's Pilgrime's Solace (Dowland) - some amazing singing on it. Who is that in the first song - Disdain me still? I can't see who it is from the booklet. He does a good job!

(Vague memories that I noticed this before years ago, investigated and promptly forgot.)
David Thomas, I think.
 

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Discussion Starter · #250 ·
A new week and time to focus on composers born 1568-1599.

After the manic pace of last week with so many highly recommended and long works, perhaps more of a respite this week. We can take a little more time to look around and smell the roses as we stroll. Our 'Work of the Week'? If you don't know the story of this piece, make sure that you click on the link of, "Miserere", in the listing below which will take you to the piece listing in pianozach's most excellent Beginner's Guide thread.

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Level 2
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Level 3
Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere

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Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

Other versions recommended here.
 

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Discussion Starter · #254 · (Edited)
More Schütz coming tomorrow but for today, some new composers:

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Level 2
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Level 3
Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere

Level 4
Schütz, Heinrich: Musikalisches Exequien

Level 5
Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Fiori Musicali
Praetorius, Michael: Terpsichore
Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Il Primo Libro della Canzoni inc. Toccata per Spinettina, e Violino
Gibbons, Orlando: First Set of Madrigals and Motets inc. The Silver Swanne, What is Our Life, How Art Thou Thrall'd, Dainty Fine Bird


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Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali (Extracts)

Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum, Vox Luminis



Praetorius: Terpsichore

Katharina Bauml, Capella de la Torre



Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets

Anthony Rooley, Consort Of Musicke
 

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Fiori Musicale contains three organ masses. That’s to say, it has organ music designed to be interleaved with the chanted ordinarium. You may find it interesting to hear it in a performance with the singing.

There is a Naxos CD with music by Gibbons and Tomkins which I think is particularly successful, partly because of the ensemble Red Byrd.
 

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Discussion Starter · #256 ·
More Schütz!

Level 1
No works

Level 2
No works

Level 3
Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere

Level 4
Schütz, Heinrich: Musikalisches Exequien

Level 5
Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Fiori Musicali
Praetorius, Michael: Terpsichore
Schütz, Heinrich: Psalmen Davids
Schütz, Heinrich: Weihnachts-Historie "Christmas Oratorio"

Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Il Primo Libro della Canzoni inc. Toccata per Spinettina, e Violino
Gibbons, Orlando: First Set of Madrigals and Motets inc. The Silver Swanne, What is Our Life, How Art Thou Thrall'd, Dainty Fine Bird
Schütz, Heinrich: Symphoniae Sacrae III esp. Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du much?

My listening today:



Schütz: Psalmen Davids

Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln



Schütz: Symphoniarum Sacrarum III

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
 

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Discussion Starter · #257 · (Edited)
Level 1
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Level 2
No works

Level 3
Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere

Level 4
Schütz, Heinrich: Musikalisches Exequien

Level 5
Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Fiori Musicali
Praetorius, Michael: Terpsichore
Schütz, Heinrich: Psalmen Davids
Schütz, Heinrich: Weihnachts-Historie "Christmas Oratorio"
Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Il Primo Libro della Canzoni inc. Toccata per Spinettina, e Violino
Gibbons, Orlando: First Set of Madrigals and Motets inc. The Silver Swanne, What is Our Life, How Art Thou Thrall'd, Dainty Fine Bird
Schütz, Heinrich: Symphoniae Sacrae III esp. Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du much?

Level 6
Gibbons, Orlando: Fantasia in Four Parts - Fantasia - Suite No. 2
Praetorius, Michael: Musae Sioniae
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo: Libro primo d`Intavolatura di chitarone esp. Toccata Arpeggiata
Gibbons, Orlando: This is a Record of John
Schein, Johann: Banchetto Musicale
Schütz, Heinrich: Kleiner Geistlichen Concerten
Schütz, Heinrich: Cantiones Sacrae
Praetorius, Michael: Mass for Christmas
Praetorius, Michael: Syntagma Musicum
Wilbye, John: Second Set of Madrigals inc. Happy, Oh Happy, Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees, All Pleasure is of This Condition,
Gibbons, Orlando: Parthenia inc. Earl of Salisbury
Schütz, Heinrich: Daphne
Schütz, Heinrich: Seven Last Words
Schütz, Heinrich: St Matthew's Passion
Scheidt, Samuel: Tabulatura Nova
Merula, Tarquinio: Canzoni Overo Sonate Concertate per Chiesa e Camera


My listening today:



Kapsberger: Toccata Arpeggiata

Paul O'Dette



Gibbons: Fantasia No. 2

Latitude 37



Wilbye: Second Set of Madrigals

Anthony Rooley, Consort of Musicke
 

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The Red Byrd recording of Gibbons’s This is the Record of John is a great favourite of mine.

If you enjoyed the Kapsberger toccata, he wrote a second one in the same style, in Book 4. (It’s too baroque for me! But if you explore it, check Toccata 1 of Book 4 - it is one of the most magnificent things Kapsberger wrote.)
 

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The Red Byrd recording of Gibbons's This is the Record of John is a great favourite of mine...
I listened to This is a Record of John on this:



I was a little underwhelmed. I'll check out your recommendation.

... If you enjoyed the Kapsberger toccata, he wrote a second one in the same style, in Book 4. (It's too baroque for me! But if you explore it, check Toccata 1 of Book 4 - it is one of the most magnificent things Kapsberger wrote.)
There's another Kapsberger piece coming tomorrow, Canarios. Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI's improvisation around the theme is a great favourite of mine. I'm never certain of the authenticity of anything Savall does, but he does produce some pretty music.
 
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