I bet you're surprised to see a Sunday post! For this new Golden Year, I'm going to be mixing things up a bit and introducing several new columns here at NML.
Each Sunday, I'll be posting a playlist for the week from the month's musical focus. This month, I'm going old school and exploring classical music.
For today's first song list, I started with the Rennaissance and got as far as the Baroque era. I don't know much about classical music except that like most folks I recognize some of the most famous songs and composers.
To put this list together, I literally went back starting at the Rennaissance and started listening to music chronologically. Since I don't have a classically trained ear, there isn't any real rhyme or reason to why I chose the songs I did. I just picked the ones I liked. 🙂
I didn't recognize any of these names and only one of the tracks was familiar to me.
I hope you enjoy this list as much as I am! Check back next Sunday for next week's playlist.
Do you have any favorite classical composers? Let me know what they are, so I can add them to future lists!
1. William Byrd – Civitas sancti tui
2. Josquin des Prez – De Tous biens plaine – Haine van Guizeghem / Josquin Des Prez
3. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie
4. Giovanni Gabrieli – Canzoni Et Sonate: Canzon XVII
5. Giovanni Gabrieli – Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
6. JP Sweelink John Rutter – Beatus vir
7. Claudio Monteverdi Café del Mar – Ascension
8. Jean-Baptiste Lully – Armide: Overture
9. Arcangelo Corelli – Concerto Grosso In G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" : III. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
10. Henry Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary (this is the one song I recognized!)