This program features music from the medieval and renaissance eras, but reimagined by 20th-century composers.
Hear Notre Dame polyphony, Renaissance keyboard pieces and a variety of instrumental dance music brought to life by modern wind bands, brass ensembles and orchestras.
Ron Nelson, Homage to Perotin; Kevin Sedatole/World Youth Wind Symphony (July 2016)
Ottorino Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances, suite 3 (selections); David Holland/Interlochen Arts Academy String Orchestra (2002-03 academy year)
Gordon Jacob, William Byrd Suite; Frederick Fennell/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1980-81 academy year)
Peter Reeve, Old French Dances by Claude Gervaise and Pierre Attaingnant; Julie Schleif, Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble (2006-07 academy year)
Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine), Capriol Suite; David Holland/Interlochen Arts Academy String Orchestra (1991-92 academy year)
The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.
Thanks to Michael Culler for audio engineering assistance.
Christine Kyprianides provided research support.
The voice actor was Parker Bond.