Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612): Ad Dominum

Hassler was very influential in his day both Bach (O Haput voll Blut und Wunde) and Sch├╝tz (Psalmen Davids) quoted his music. The son of a stonecutter and part time musician in Nuremburg he was sent to Venice to study music and composition. In Venice he came under the influence of the Gabrieli’s  studying under…

John Taverner (±1490—1545): O splendor gloriae

Taverner’s Jesus antiphon O splendor gloriae probably dates from Taverner’s later years in Boston and was most likely a commission from the Boston Guild of Corpus Christi, to Taverner he belonged. It’s composed on a very grand scale but the scale in no way detracts from the clarity of its texture. Taverner made heavy use…

Hats!

In which the boys of the Choral school for boys DUBNA sing to us most enjoyably of hats. My first earwig of the year. Enjoy :-). mfi