Images of Woman

Woman as Oracle

First Delphic Hymn to Apollo - soprano - Anonymous (c.140 B.C.)


Woman as Virgin

Marian Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater - The Music Men - Anon. (11th, 12th centuries)

Cantigas de Santa Maria - Anonymous (13th century)
Como hua moller - gemshorn
O que en Santa Maria - hurdy-gurdy
Muit amar deuemos - ensemble

Lied: Mein g'müth ist mir verwirret - soprano, recorder, transverse flute, sacbut, gamba - Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)

Mijn hert altijt - soprano, baritone, tenor and great bass recorders, alto krummhorn - Pierre de la Rue (c.1460-1518)


Woman at Play

Robins m'aime - soprano, medieval recorder, lute, tenor recorder - Adam de la Halle (c.1245-c.1288)

Es hett ein Biederman ein Weib - baritone, krummhorns - Ludwig Senfl (c.1488-1543)

Es fuer ein pauer gen holcz - ensemble - Lochaimer Liederbuch (c.1450)


Woman as Artist

Madrigal: Non è sì denso velo - soprano trio, harpsichord - Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)

Ordo Virtutum, Excerpts - ensemble - Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Margot laborez - soprano, hirtenschalmei trio - Arcadelt (c.1504-1568)


The Depressed Woman

Ayre: In darkness let me dwell - soprano, harpsichord - John Dowland (1563-1626)

Tsat een meskin - soprano and alto recorders, lute, great bass krummhorn - Obrecht (1450-1505)

C'est a grand tort - soprano, lute - Claude de Sermisy (1490-1562)


Woman as Shrew

Sweet Kate - baritone, soprano recorders, gamba - Robert Jones (early 17th century)

Ballad: give me my yellow hose - ensemble - English (16th century)


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