In the Mode http://kvpr.org en In the Mode: April 20, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-april-20-2014 <p>In the Mode will include the chant for Easter next time, “Ubi Caritas et Amor” sung by the Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain, and then&nbsp; music by 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé based on that chant, sung by the vocal ensemble Audite Nova. Also, a collaboration by three English composers, Sheppard, Byrd and Mundy in the last year before the final extinction of the Latin rite in England in 1558.&nbsp; We’ll hear The Cardinall’s music perform In Exitu Israel.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 31198 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: April 20, 2014 In the Mode: April 13, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-april-13-2014 <p>Franco-Flemish composer John&nbsp;Richafort&nbsp;wrote his stunning Requiem for 6 voices to commemorate the death of his teacher, the great&nbsp;Josquin&nbsp;Desprez&nbsp;in 1521. He quotes some text and melodies of&nbsp;Josquin&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Missa&nbsp;pro&nbsp;Defunctis, that we will hear performed by the&nbsp;VOX&nbsp;early music ensemble, on In the Mode.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>CD TITLE: Josquin and the Lost Generation</p><p>PERFORMER: VOX Early Music Ensemble</p><p>CD label: Ancient Voice 001</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 31010 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: April 13, 2014 In the Mode: April 6, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-april-6-2014 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dancing was an everyday ritual at Renaissance courts, after supper, often lasting until the first morning light. Dance played a very important part in portraying civilized behavior and to persuade onlookers that the dancer is vigorous and healthy, it is a lot more than moving your feet, you can convey your emotions with a look or a touch. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:28:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 30562 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: April 6, 2014 In the Mode: March 30, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-march-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It wasn’t always easy to find music to play when friends got together in early times, --couldn’t run to the copy machine, but there were part books for singers and often instrumentalists would use these—the words were still important.&nbsp; We’ll hear the Sex </span>Chordae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Consort of viols play </span>Monteverdi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> madrigals, Sunday at 12:06 on In the Mode.</span></p><p></p><p>CD title:&nbsp;Monteverdi:&nbsp;Terzo&nbsp;Libro</p><p>Performer: La&nbsp;Venexiana</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 30363 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: March 30, 2014 In the Mode: March 23, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-march-23-2014 <div><div>This week we will hear music played on an instrument that developed from the&nbsp;vihuela&nbsp;or Spanish guitar, it has 6 strings and frets, but is bowed, and held by the legs, someone called it a bowed guitar, we’ll explore the sound of the viola&nbsp;da&nbsp;gamba.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div>CD Title &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; PERFORMER &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; CD label</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>La Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 29905 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: March 23, 2014 In the Mode: March 16, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-march-16-2014 <p>The Lute was a most useful instrument in early times, it was important to have a lutenist at court to entertain, either to accompany singers telling tales, sometimes he was also the singer; the most important instrument for secular music in the Renaissance. There are many lutenists active today, and next time on In the Mode we’ll hear lute duets played by Ronn McFarlane and William Simms.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:01:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 29502 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: March 16, 2014 In The Mode: March 9, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-march-9-2014 <p>We don’t usually hear music by Bach on In the Mode, he is just a little bit too young, but next time we will, because the recording featured is called Bach and Before. &nbsp;Each of the composers featured were proponents of the stylus fantasticus, a term which had its roots initially in the improvisational and virtuosic style of organ toccatas and fantasias. We’ll hear Chatham Baroque perform music by Bach, Bertali, Schmelzer and Buxtehude.</p><div>CD Title: Bach and Before</div><div>Performer: Chatham Baroque</div><div>CD label: Chatham Baroque CB002</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:22:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 29308 at http://kvpr.org In The Mode: March 9, 2014 In the Mode: February 16, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-february-16-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time on In the Mode, hear music by Heinrich </span>Schütz. He "c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">reated a new style of music after studying in Venice with </span>Gabrieli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Monteverdi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a combination of his German experience with the Italian, and he influenced his countrymen Samuel </span>Scheidt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Johann Hermann </span>Schein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with this new style. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 19:37:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 28381 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: February 16, 2014 In the Mode: February 9, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-february-9-2014 <p>I will feature early German composers on the next two programs of In the Mode, there aren’t as many known German composers of the Renaissance as there are French, Italians, Brits and Netherlanders, but we have 3 who were born a year apart and knew each other,&nbsp;Schütz.&nbsp;Schein&nbsp;and&nbsp;Scheidt,&nbsp;Schütz&nbsp;being the most influential after studying with Giovanni&nbsp;Gabrieli&nbsp;in Italy and adding instruments to church music.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:54:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 28219 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: February 9, 2014 In the Mode: February 2, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-february-2-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The consort of viols called </span>Parthenia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is featured next time on In the Mode, an ensemble in residence at Corpus Christi Church in New York.&nbsp; The CD featured is called Within the Labyrinth, exploring a collection of music intending to reflect the healing and spiritual aspects of the Labyrinth-walking experience.&nbsp; We’ll hear a suite of dances by Samuel </span>Scheidt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a couple of </span>Brownings<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a fun form from Renaissance England-- and more.&nbsp;< Sun, 02 Feb 2014 19:24:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 27838 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: February 2, 2014 In the Mode: January 26, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-january-26-2014 <p>In the Mode will feature the lute---a bunch of lutes next time, voices too. We usually think of the lute as a solo instrument, or accompanying a singer, often the lutenist was both.&nbsp; This program shows that lutes were frequently brought together into ensembles, most often duets, but sometimes the groups were larger, trios and quartets might have played for dancing, and masques.&nbsp;</p><p>CD title:&nbsp; Three, Four and Twenty Lutes</p><p>Performers: Jakob Lindberg, Robert Meunier, Nigel North, Paul O’Dette</p><p>CD label: MHS 512204</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 27441 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: January 26, 2014 In the Mode: January 19, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-january-19-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Music of the </span>Trecento<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next time on In the Mode.&nbsp; </span>14<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century Italy was a strange time of contrasts-- wars, the black plague and the schism in the church with 2 popes –but at the same time a new creative surge in the arts was taking place.&nbsp; Names that are still familiar; poets Dante, </span>Petrarch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Boccaccio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the painter </span>Giotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and in music too, the mo Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:58:10 +0000 Kristina Herrick 27440 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: January 19, 2014 In the Mode: January 12, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-january-12-2014 <p>Wildcat Viols will play for us next time on In the Mode. Members of the trio are three of San Francisco bay area’s favorite early string specialists, Joanna Blendulf, Julie Jeffrey and Elisabeth Reed. We’ll hear them play music by England’s Henry Purcell, hailed as the English Orpheus, the motto, “a greater musical genius England never had." &nbsp;</p><p><strong>CD title: Fairest Isle</strong></p><p><strong>Performer: Wildcat Viols</strong></p><p><strong>CD label: Wildcat Viols Fairest Isle</strong></p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 26993 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: January 12, 2014 In the Mode: January 5, 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-january-5-2014 <p>This week on In the Mode, some especially beautiful choral music from the&nbsp;16th&nbsp;to the&nbsp;21st&nbsp;centuries.&nbsp; We will hear eight completely different settings on the text O Magnum&nbsp;Mysterium&nbsp;which tells the wonderful story of the animals being the first to see the baby in the manger, from Byrd to&nbsp;Poulenc&nbsp;to&nbsp;Lauridsen, sung by diverse ensembles. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 26688 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: January 5, 2014 In the Mode: December 29, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-december-29-2013 <p>Music heard in the new world about the baby boy in Bethlehem next time on In the Mode. By the 18<sup>th</sup> century, the Bogota Cathedral in Colombia was a major center for Western musical activity in South America, mostly due to the arrival of the Archbishop from Mexico who really encouraged the arts. It had an organ and a number of paid musicians on its staff, including both singers and instrumentalists and this religious music includes local folk elements.</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:59:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 26306 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: December 15, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-december-15-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next time on In the Mode we’ll again hear </span>Jordi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Savall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the ensemble La </span>Capella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Reial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> de </span>Catalunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with music by </span>Bartomeu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Carceres<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an </span>ensalada<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, literally a salad, or a bunch of stuff. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 25667 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: December 15, 2013 In the Mode: December 8, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-december-8-2013 <p>The next two programs on &nbsp;In the Mode will feature music for the season from the 16th century Spanish court at Calabria—Villancicos and Ensaladas by Bartomeu Carceres, &nbsp; performed by La Capella Reial de Catalunya, directed by the great Spanish viol player Jordi Savall and featuring his late wife, soprano Montserrat Figueras. A celebration of Spanish music, sacred and secular.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:03:40 +0000 Kristina Herrick 25669 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: December 8, 2013 In the Mode: December 1, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-december-1-2013 <p>A Worcester Lady mass, next time on In the Mode, sung by the women of Trio Medieval, though it is unlikely that women would have sung it originally, it was written by and for the 13th&nbsp;century Benedictine monks of the Abbey of St Mary’s at Worcester. The title "Ladymass" refers to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Some of it was lost and has been reconstructed for Trio Mediaeval by a modern composer. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 19:58:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 25127 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: December 1, 2013 In the Mode: November 24, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-november-24-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dreams and Imaginations, Elizabethan music for voice and Consort of viols next time on In the Mode. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 24797 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: November 24, 2013 In the Mode: November 17, 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/mode-november-17-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alessandro </span>Striggio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was an Italian composer and </span>Mantuan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> nobleman who split his time primarily between </span>Mantua<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Florence ruled by the </span>Medicis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he was court composer and the Mass in 40 parts we’ll hear next time on In the Mode was a gigantic musical present from the </span>Medicis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the Holy Roman Emperor </span>Maximilian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> II.&nbsp; He wrote Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:16:13 +0000 Kristina Herrick 24800 at http://kvpr.org In the Mode: November 17, 2013