The Estes of Ferrara were renowned patrons of music, and welcomed some of the greatest singers and composers of the day to their court. We'll hear selections from Josquin's Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie, which he wrote especially for Duke Ercole I d'Este, along with music by other composers associated with this illustrious cultural center like Dufay, Brumel, and Johannes Martini. Our performers include the Hilliard Ensemble and La Reverdie.
- Guillaume Dufay: C’est bien raison. Performed by La Reverdie.
- Anon.: Belfiore. Performed by La Reverdie.
- Johannes Martini: Des biens amors a 4. Performed by Rose Consort of Viols.
- Johannes Martini: La martinella. Performed by Rose Consort of Viols.
- Johannes Martini: Flos virginum. Performed by Stimmwerck.
- Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus- Kyrie. Performed by The Tallis Scholars.
- Heinrich Isaac: La mi la sol. Performed by Oltremontano.
- Josquin des Prez: Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae (Selections). Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble.
- Anon.: Fortuna Desperata a 4. Performed by Rose Consort of Viols.