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Perdono di Carlo Gesualdo, 1609, by Giovanni Balducci. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. 

Selections from three brand new recordings (plus one from 2015 that was new to me!) with music by Gesualdo, William Byrd, and settings of a Christmas song by Martin Luther!

  • Carlo Gesualdo: Ave Regina Caelorum and Ave dulcissima Maria. Performed by The Marian Consort. 
  • Giovanni Valentini: Sonata a 5 in g, Sonata a 5 in a, Violin Sonata in D (Anon.), Echo a 3 in g. Performed by Acronym, with organist Elliot Figg. 
  • Settings of 'Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ', a Christmas song by Martin Luther, with various arrangements by Balthasar Resinarius, Adam Gumpelzhaimer, Caspar Othmayr, Michael Praetorius, and others. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik, with Simone Eckert, direction and viola da gamba, Veronika Winter, soprano, Ina Siedlaczek, soprano, and Jan Kobow, tenor. 
  • From Parthenia, featuring harpsichordist Alina Rotaru: Preludium in C and Gallardo (the Earl of Salisbury), by William Byrd. Pavana and Galiardo: St. Thomas Wake, by John Bull. The Queen's Command and Preludium in G, by Orlando Gibbons. 
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