Renaissance Fare

 

Second Mondays at 7:00 p.m. eastern
Third Sundays at 5:00 p.m. eastern
With host George Douglas

Summer 2021

Renaissance Fare in June will feature vocal and instrumental music written by the English composer John Dowland. We’ll include tracks from a unique 2006 recording by the popular contemporary artist Sting. The album is entitled Songs from the Labyrinth and features Sting playing the lute and singing. The program airs on Monday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, June 20, at 5:00 p.m.

In July, Renaissance Fare will focus on one of the most popular composers from the Italian Renaissance, Claudio Monteverdi. He is considered a transitional figure in the progression from the Renaissance into the baroque period. We’ll hear music from L’Orfeo, considered to be the oldest opera still being performed. The program airs on Monday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, July 18, at 5:00 p.m.

In August, Renaissance Fare highlights the most famous French composer of the period, Josquin des Prez. He died exactly 500 years ago this month, August 27 1521. He was so popular that he was generally referred to only as “Josquin,” a 15th-century Elvis! He wrote motets, sacred music chansons, and ballads. The program airs on Monday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m.

Sting
photo by Kasskara