Advent calendar 2021

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Wed 01.12.21


Advent calendar ReRenaissance 2021


ach day held a sonic surprise: 24 short videos of Renaissance music enlivened Advent 2021 – each freshly hosted by Grace Newcombe and Marc Lewon. Thereby
Christmas carols to sing along with and other highlights from past concerts were combined in a varied way with twelve video clips on the Josquin year.

In the spirit of REUSE, the videos are still accessible. The days of the week are no longer correct, but that does little harm: the fun is still there …

See also Playlist Advent Calendar.



Music: Rex pacificus (motet) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c1525-1594) from “Cantate!” 12/27/20

Image: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, anon. 16th cent.


Music: La seraphina (La bernardina) – Josquin des Prez (c1450/1455-1521) from “Ite, sospiri …” 25.7.21

Image: The Concert of Angels, 1534, Saronno, Italy. Gaudenzio Ferrari (c1470/80-1546)


Music: I am a Ioly foster (carol) – anon. (copied c1510-1520) from “Nowell, nowell” 11/29/20.

Image: Wild people hunting deer, wall hanging, Basel c1468


Music: Fors solemant – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521) from “Happy Birthday, Henry!”, 06/27/21.

Image: Henry VIII depicted as King David with the harp; from Henry’s personal psaltery.


Music: Adieu mes amours – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521) from “Pren de bon cuer”, 04/25/21.

Image: Hans Holbein, ‘The Envoys’, 1533 (detail).



Music: The borys hede – Richard Smert (fl. 1428-1477) from “Nowell, nowell” 29.11.20

Image: Stained glass, England c1450-1475


Music: Tu solus qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/55-1521) from “Chantez gayement” 31.10.21

Image: Basel in 1520-30


Music: Une musque de Biscaye – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521) from “Misura, Memoria, Aiere, Mayniera” 05/30/21.

Picture: First page of Guglielmo Ebreo’s treatise with the Borromean rings of the Medici.


Music: In te domine speravi – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521) from “Un niño nos es naçido” 28.11.21

Image: Illumination on the first page of a mass by Josquin.


Music: Fortuna disperata – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521)
Fui serrato nel dolore (Barzeletta) – Serafino of Aquila (1466-1500) on Ostinato vo’ seguire – Bartolomeo Tromboncino (ca. 1470-1535)
from “Ite, sospiri…” 25.07.21

Image: portrait of a man identified as either Duke Francesco Maria della Rovere or the singer Serafino degli Aquilani. Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)


Music: Grene growth the holy – Henry VIII (1491-1547) from “Happy birthday, Henry!” 27.06.21

Image: The three-part refrain of the carol “Grene growth the holy”.


Music: riddle canons (no title in ms) – John Lloyd (c1480-1523) from “Nowell, nowell” 11/29/20.

Image: playing cards, Basel c1520-1540


Music: Pange lingua gloriosi – Francesco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Pabana francesca – anonymous
from “Canziones para menestriles” 26.09.21

Image: Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, Prince of Lerma. Peter Paul Rubens, 1603


Music: Un niño nos es naçido – Anonymus, “Cancionero de Uppsala” (1556) from “Un niño nos es naçido” 28.11.21

Image: La Natividad, 1533-1535. Juan Correa de Vivar (1510-1566)


Music and Dance: La Ingrata – Domenico da Piacenza (c1400-c1476) from “Misura, Memoria, Aiere, Mayniera” 05/30/21.

Image: Court dance with accompaniment on lute and fiddle. Bolzano, Runkelstein Castle, anonymous fresco, c1395


Music: Bergerette savoyene – Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450/55-1521) from “Odhecaton” 28.03.21

Image: Missa “It has a meaning”. Mathieu Gascongne (c1485-1540)


Music: Cantate Domino – Adam Gumpelzhaimer (1559-1625) from “Cantate!” 27.12.20

Image: from “Officium natalis Christi”, Orlando di Lasso


Music: La Deploration de Jehan Okenheim (Nymphes des bois) – Josquin de Prez (c1450/1455 – 1521) from “Paper, Ink, and Pen” 28.02.21

Image: Bass viol, attributed to John Rose, c1600


Music: Adios mi amor – Francesco Guerrero (1528-1599) from “Canziones para menestriles” 26.09.21

Image: Legionis, Biscaiae Et Guipuscoae Typus. Map of northern Spain with Lerma, Henrik Hondius 1623 (after Mercator).


Music: Riu riu chiu – Anonymus, “Cancionero de Uppsala” (1556) from “Un niño nos es naçido” 28.11.21

Image: Riu riu chiu, Cancionero de Uppsala


Music: The long’ Ave Maria – Josquin des Prez (c1450/55-1521) from “Mundus mirabilis domini Amerbachii” 29.08.21

Image: Inlay of a clavicembalo. Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Savona, Italy


Music: O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c1548-1611) (Cantusdiminutions by Ivo Haun after Giovanni B. Bovicelli) from “Cantate!” 27.12.20

Image: Stained glass window from the chapter house of the Constance Cathedral. Peter Hemmel of Andlau, Strasbourg, c1480


Music: A, my dere son – Anonymus (Fayrfax Manuscript, c1500) from “Nowell, nowell” 29.11.20

Image: Burden (chorus) from “A my dere son”.


Music: Officium natalis Christi – Orlando di Lasso (1530/32-1594) with further works by: Giovanni Matteo Asola (1532?-1609) Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Andrea Gabrieli (1532/33-1585) from “Cantate!” 27.12.20

Image: Large winged altar of the church of St. Mary, Calanca (Grisons), 1512



Glickhaftig! (BS)

From Felix Platter's musical life (Tour BS, SO, BE)
Fri 08.12.23 Concert 20:15

Historical Museum Basel