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Performing Arts Library Online Course Reserves

 

MUS 32211, Music History to 1750

Below are links to online recordings of music for this course. Recordings of this music are also available on reserve in the Performing Arts Library.  For more information on composers and instruments search the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online. If you would like to listen to these recordings outside of the KSU campus network you will need to establish a VPN connection.

 

**These works are available online through KSU E-Reserves.  See Professor for password.**

The items on E-Reserves include the contents of the listening tapes for the course and handouts of the original text and an English translation.

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Tape 1

Information on the Mass from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicans Online

Contents:

Puer natus est (Introit: Christmas)

Kyrie IV

Gloria II

Viderunt omnes (Gradual: Christmas)

Sanctus IX

Kyrie IV (organum version)

Leoninus
Viderunt omnes (Gradual: Christmas)

Pérotinus
Sederunt principes (Gradual: St. Stephen)

Raimbaut, de Vaqeiras
Kalenda maya

Richard the Lionheart (Richard I, King of England)
Ja nus hons pris

Walther, von der Vogelweide
Herr Gerhart Atze

Petrus, de Cruce
Aucun ont trouvé

Roman de Fauvel
Favellandi vicium

Quare fremuerunt

Guillaume, de Machaut
Kyrie

Gloria

Douce dame jolie

 

Note: The Medieval period did not enjoy standardized spelling, especially in the emergin vernacular languages.  Thus, variants will exist among texts, recordings, class lectures, etc.  Please try to get somewhere in the ballpark for testing purposes, however! -- Dr. Theodore Albrecht.

 

Respighi, Ottorino (1879-1936)
The Pines of Rome
I. The Pines of the Villa Borghese
II. The Pines near a Catacomb
III. The Pines of the Gianicolo
IV. The Pines of the Appian Way
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini, conductor
Toscanini conducted the US premiere of the Pines in 1926.

 

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Tape 2

Instruments

Shawm (Saltarello, 14th century)

Bagpipe (Saltarello, 14th century - different piece)

Transverse flute (Minnesinger melody)

Portative organ & Rebec (Madrigal, 14th century)

Trumpet (Hermann of Salzburg: Fanfare)

Wooden trumpets (Dufay: Gloria ad modum tubae)

Psaltery (Hymn to St. Magnus)

Dulcimer & Rebec (Jacopo da Bologna: Madrigal, "Tanto")

Lute & Bass rebec (Jacopo da Bologna: Madrigal, "Di novo")

Tromba marina, Lute & Flute (Fanfare & Motet transcription)

Hurdy gurdy (Jehan d'Esquire: Chanson transcription)

Ensemble: cornetto, slide trumpet, alto shawm, tabor drum (Hermann of Salzburg: "Der Trompet")

Dufay, Guillaume
Se la face ay pale (chanson)
Early Music Consort, London
David Munrow, conductor

Missa "Se la face ay pale"
Early Music Consort, London
David Munrow, conductor

Anon.
L'homme armé (monophonic song)

Boston Consort
Joel Cohen

Dufay, Guillaume
Missa "L'homme armé"
Kyrie I
Pro Musica Antiqua

Josquin Despres
El grillo (frottola)

New York Pro Musica

Heinrich Isaac
Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
Munich Early Music Ensemble

Josquin Despres
Missa "Hercules Dux Ferrariae"
Kyrie I
(subtle performance of cantus firmus)

Missa "Hercules Dux Ferrariae"
Kyrie I
(not so subtle performance of cantus firmus)

Martin Luther
Ein feste Burg
     
Version in Valentin Babst's Songbook, published in Leipzig, 1545.  
     Arrangement by the ensemble Bären Gässlin.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Missa Papae Marcelli
Kyrie
William Byrd Choir
Gavin Turner, conductor
Recorded in the Sistine Chapel, Rome
     Arranged for double choir by his student Francesco Soriano.

Giovanni Gabrieli
Plaudite, psalite, jubilate Deo
(motet in 12 voices for 3 choirs)
E. Power Biggs, organ
The Gregg Smith Singers
The Texas Boys Choir of Fort Worth
The Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble
Vittorio Negri, conductor
Recorded at the Basilica San Marco, Venice, Italy, September 15-27, 1967.

Tielman Susato
Pavane "La bataille"
New York Pro Musica

Don Carlo Gesualdo
Madrigal "Ardo per te"

Ye Olde Columbia Pick-up Ensemble (including Marilyn Horne)
Robert Craft, conductor

Thomas Morley
Madrigal (balletto) "My bonny lass she smileth"
New York Pro Musica

Consort song "O Mistress Mine" from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Julian Bream Consort
Robert Spencer, baritone
Julian Bream, lute

William Byrd
Variations on Morley's "O Mistress Mine"
Edward Smith, harpsichord

Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon per Sonar, No.2
Brass sections of the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Recorded in 1968.

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Tape 3

Handel, George Fredrich
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Overture
Bourrée
La Paix (siciliana)
La Réjouissance
Minuet I
Minuet II
London Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 2767

Vivaldi, Antonio
Four Seasons, Concerto no. 1 "Spring
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Anshel Brusilow, violin
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 4585

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von
Missa Salisburgensis
Kyrie
Escolania de Montserrat
Tölzer Knabenchor
Collegium Aureum
Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 4605

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Cantata No. 80, "Ein' feste Burg"
I. Chorale motet: "Ein' feste Burg"
II. Duet (soprano, bass): "Mit uns'rer Macht ist nichts getan ..."
III. Recitative (bass): "Erwäge doch ..."
IV. Aria (soprano): "Komm in mein Herzenshaus"
V. Chorale: "Und wenn die Welt voll teufel wär"
VI. Recitative (tenor): "So stehe denn"
VII. Duet (alto, tenor): "Wie selig sind doch die"
VIII. Chorale: "Das Wort"
Antonia Fahberg, soprano
Margarethe Bence, contralto
Theophil Maier, tenor
Ulrich Schaible, bass
Chorus of the Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart
Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3552

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Douglas Major, organ
Recorded in the National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3551

 

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Tape 4

 

Monteverdi, Claudio
L'Orfeo

Toccata (opening the opera)
Prologue
Sinfonia and Aria "Possente spirto"
Sinfonia, Duet, Chorus and Moresca (finale)

Rotraud Hansmann, soprano
Eiko Katanosaka, soprano
Cathy Berberian, mezzo-soprano
Günter Theuring, countertenor
Lajos Kozma, tenor
Nigel Rogers, tenor
Kurt Equiluz, tenor
Max van Egmond, baritone
Jacques Villisech, bass
Nikolaus Simkowsky, bass
Capella Antiqua München
Concentus musicus Wien (with original instruments)
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 655

The Coronation of Poppea (1642)
Final chorus, "A te"
Duet, "Pur ti miro" (Nero and Poppea)
Richard Lewis
Magda Laszlo
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
John Pritchard, conductor
Score realised by Raymond Leppard
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3549

Schütz, Heinrich
Psalmen Davids
Danket de Herren (Psalm 136)
Westphalian Kantorei Ensemble
Wilhelm Ehmann, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: Disc-12 2561

Purcell, Henry
Dido and Aeneas
Overture
Thy hand, Belinda (recitative, Dido)
When I am laid in earth (aria)
Complete opera
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
English Chamber Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3556

Vivaldi, Antonio
Orlando furioso
Overture
"nel profondo (aria, Orlando)
Marilyn Horne, contralto
I Solisti Veneti
Claudio Scimone, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 4353

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Brandenburg Concerto no. 2
Helmut Schneidewind, trumpet
Pierre Pierlot, oboe
Hans-Martin Linde, recorder
Georg Hendel, violin
Saar Chamber Orchestra
Karl Ristenpart, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 5077 CD 4.

Handel, George Frideric
Rinaldo
"Or la tromba" (aria)
Marilyn Horne, contralto
I Solisti Veneti
Claudio Scimone, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3721.

Judas Maccabaeus
See the conquering hero comes (chorus)
March
Rejoice, o Judah (chorus)
Halleluia! Amen!
John Shirley-Quirk, bass
Wandsworth Choir
English Chamber Orchestra
Charles Mackerras
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3557

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Tape A

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Hallé Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 5089.

Haydn, Joseph
Missa in Tempore Belli, H.2219 (Mass in Time of War)
Patricia Wells, soprano
Gwendolyn Killebrew, mezzo-soprano
Michael Devlin, tenor
Alan Titus, baritone
Norman Scribner Choir
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3395

Note: The Haydn Mass was recorded in the National Cathedral, Washington D.C., on January 20, 1973, after a performance given as a prayer for peace during the Vietnam War (a cause - peace - which Bernstin felt deeply).  At that time, the National Cathedral (built in the Gothic style) was finished only to a point just west of the transept.  Nonetheless, a characteristic acoustic is already evident. -- Dr. Theodore Albrecht.

 

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Tape B

Libretto from gfhandel.org - web site co-produced by musicologist David Vickers.

Handel, George Frideric
Messiah (excerpts)
Part I
Overture
Recitative: Comfort ye my people (recitative, tenor)
Every valley shall be exalted (aria, tenor)
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed (Chorus)
Behold, a virgin shall conceive (recitative, alto)
For unto a child is born (chorus)
Pastoral Symphony
There were shepherds abiding in the field (recitative, soprano)
Glory to God in the highest (chorus)

Part II
Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)
And with His stripes we are healed (chorus)
All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
Lift up your heads (chorus)
Why do the nations so furiosly rage together (aria, bass)
Let us break their bonds asunder (chorus)
Hallelujah! (chorus)

Part III
Behold, I tell you a mystery (recitative, bass)
The trumpet shall sound (aria, bass)
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (chorus)

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
Monica Sinclair, mezzo-soprano
Jon Vickers, tenor
Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 4660

 

Note: This performance does not use Handel's original Baroque scoring (for strings and continuo, trumpets and timpani, with implied oboes and bassoons doubling the strings).  Rather it uses a full orchestra, arranged by Sir Eugene Goossens from Ebenezer Prout's edition of Mozart's re-orchestration.  Recorded in 1959, this performance is admittedly controversial today in terms of "authentic Baroque performance practice," but it includes much vivid and exciting music-making, the likes of which are often missing in "correct" performances nowadays. Enjoy! - Dr. Theodore Albrecht
 

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Tape C

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3872 v. 4

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Requiem, K. 626
Ursula Buckel, soprano
Margarete Bence, contralto
Hans Ulrich Mielsch, tenor
Eduard Wollitz, bass
Böblingen Bach Choir
Stuttgart Philharmonic
Roland Bader, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3554

 

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Tape D

 

Dvorák, Antonín
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World"
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel Ancerl, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 5096.

Schubert, Franz
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3550

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor
Performing Arts Library call number: CD-4 3396

 

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