Renaissance Purity

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Renaissance Purity

Postby Alexander » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:07 pm

I am an admirer of early music, namely Renaissance music as well as music of earlier periods and one thing that impresses me is the feelings of purity and elation I experience by hearing such music. Those people who lived back then must have been more intuned with nature and their pure, spiritual essence to be able to portray such elevated states of being in their music despite the difficulties they were all experiencing. I will post some examples so that you can listen for yourself:

Michael Praetorius



Hildegard von Bingen


Feel free to share examples of early music (Baroque period also included) that you like! =0)

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Re: Renaissance Purity

Postby Sabina » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:15 pm

Nothing less than one of my all time favorite genres...

Basse danse "La Magdalena" is a favorite since childhood days. There is a particular version that I adore, performed by "Ensemble Renaissance", but that particular version is not available on YouTube, so instead....



Now a different song, but by the right performers. :)


Greensleeves...


Ensemble Renaissance: Byzantine Chant
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Re: Renaissance Purity

Postby Alexander » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:36 pm

I am glad to meet other people who appreciate this music style. Having been raised as a Greek orthodox I can say I am pretty familiar with Byzantine Chant, although one seldom has the opportunity to listen to true Byzantinte Chant at a Greek Orthodox church.

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Re: Renaissance Purity

Postby mirjana » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:46 am

Very nice music here.
My five cents...
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Re: Renaissance Purity

Postby Sabina » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:24 pm

This time a contribution from the period of Barock...

La Folia


Händel's Sarabande

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Re: Renaissance Purity

Postby Alexander » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:43 pm

Ah, the famous La Folia!

Here's another famous melody from the second orchestral suite of J.S.Bach:

Badinerie



Bransle de village



Song of Seikilos



Mirjana, I wasn't able to listen to the video you posted. Something about copyrighted content from Sony Entertainment...

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