In honor of Valentine's Day, Ancient Voices explores the many facets of love and how they found expression in early music: comedy (The Art of Kissing), tragedy (Welcome Death), and wedding music! Included are performance by tenor Marco Beasley, countertenor Andreas Scholl, Ensemble Organum, and Daedalus Ensemble. 

  • Quam pulchra es (Dunstable), performed by The Amadis Ensemble, and Pulchra es Amica mea (Bassano), performed by The Attaignant Consort.
  • Kunst des Küssens (Hammerschmidt), performed by countertenor Andreas Scholl. Baci Soavi (Monteverdi) performed by Delitae Musicae.
  • Villanella ch' all' acqua vai (anon. Neapolitan folk song) performed by tenor Marco Beasley. Morte, merce, gentile aquill' altera (Cornago). Performed by Daedalus Ensemble, Tmeisken was jonck, performed by Capilla Flamenca.  
  • Ludwig Senfl: Die Brunnlein, die da fliessen, performed by B-Five Recorder Consort and tenor Johannes Weiß, Es taget vor dem Walde/Ach Elslein, performed by Capilla Flamenca.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Auf! Stimmet die Saiten. Performed by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Soloists, directed by Ton Koopman. From 'Opera Omnia VII'.
  • Belle, bonne, sage (Baude Cordier), Armes, Amours (Andrieu), performed by Ensemble Organum. From 'Codex Chantilly'.  From 'Le Parler et le Silence', performed by The Attaignant Consort: L'enfant Amour (Sweelinck), L'amour le seul amour (Lambert), L'amant le plus fidelle (Hotteterre).
  • Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Madame, vous aves mon cuor. Performed by Liuwe Tamminga at the Renaissance organ by Lorenzo da Prato (1471-75) in San Petronio in Bologna.
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