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Stile Antico - Music for Margaret of Austria, Mary I and Elizabeth I

Stile Antico perform music written for Margaret of Austria, Mary I and Elizabeth I, bringing to life women from the Renaissance through song.

Recorded at Kings Place, London, on 17th April

That Most Graceful Melody: music for three queens.

Stile Antico perform Margaret of Austria, Mary I and Elizabeth I, bringing to life women from the Renaissance through song.

Music for Margaret of Austria

Raffaella Alleotti: ‘Exaudi Deus orationem meam’
Pierre de la Rue: 'Absalon fili mi'
Anon. (possibly by Margaret of Austria) 'Se je souspire'/'Ecce iterum'
Alexander Agricola: 'Dulces exuviae'
Maddalena Casulana: ‘O notte, o ciel, o mar’
Sulpitia Cesis: ‘Ascendo ad patrem’

Music for Queen Mary 1

Thomas Tallis: ‘Loquebantur variis linguis’
John Sheppard: 'Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria’
Leonora d’Este: ‘Veni sponsa Christi'; 'Ego sum panis’
Maddalena Casulana: ‘Vagh’ amorosi augelli’

Music for Queen Elizabeth 1

William Byrd: ‘O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth’
John Taverner: ‘Christe Jesu, pastor bone’
John Bennet: ‘All creatures now are merry minded’
Richard Carlton: 'Calm was the air'
Sulpitia Cesis: ‘Cantemus Domino’
Raffaella Alleotti: ‘Angelus ad pastores ait’

Joanna Marsh: Dialogo and Quodlibet

From the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, women across Europe held more power in the 16th century than ever before. Many of these monarchs used their patronage to facilitate the production of music of exquisite beauty by the finest composers of the day, extravagant showcases of their power contrasting with intimate and personal compositions. The century also saw the first publications of music by female composers, often Italian nuns, whose convents supported musical groups of astonishing ability.

Stile Antico shines a light on an often-neglected repertoire, focusing on the music written for three queens, Margaret of Austria, Mary I and Elizabeth I, bringing to life women from the Renaissance through song.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Raffaella Alleotti

    Exaudi Deus orationem meam

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Pierre de la Rue

    Absalon fili mi

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Anonymous

    Se je souspire/Ecce iterum

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Alexander Agricola

    Dulces exuviae

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Maddalena Casulana

    O notte, O ciel, O mar

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Sulpitia Cesis

    Ascendo ad patrem

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Loquebantor variis linguis

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • John Sheppard

    Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Music Arranger: Julian Bream. Ensemble: Julian Bream Consort.
  • Leonora d'Este

    Veni sponsa Christi

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Leonora d'Este

    Ego sum panis

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Maddalena Casulana

    Vagh' amorosi augelli

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • William Byrd

    O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • John Taverner

    Christe Jesu, pastor bone

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • John Bennet

    All creatures now are merry minded

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Richard Carlton

    Calm was the air

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Sulpitia Cesis

    Cantemus Domino

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Raffaella Alleotti

    Angelus ad pastores ait

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Joanna Marsh

    Dialogo and Quodlibet

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • John Wilbye

    The Lady Oriana

    Choir: Stile Antico.
  • Amy Beach

    Cabildo - chamber opera in one act

    Performer: Soloists. Choir: New York Concert Singers. Conductor: Ransom Wilson.

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