Dogs, horses, donkeys, frogs, and even a flea- they all get their day in the sun on today's program. Join host Sara Schneider for performances of Josquin's frottola El Grillo featuring The Hilliard Ensemble, The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons, performed by The Consort of Musicke, plus The Frog Galliard performed by Paul O'Dette, The Horse's Bransle, and more!

  • John Dowland: Frog Galliard. Performed by Paul O’Dette.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Violin Concerto in A Major “Die Relinge”. Performed by Musica Antiqua Köln, led by Reinhard Goebel.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude Quemadmodum desiderat cervus. Performed by La Fenice and Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor.
  • Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan. Performed by The Consort of Musicke.
  • Giovanni Battista: Riccio Canzon in A major ‘La Rosignola’. Performed by Frans Brüggen, recorder.
  • Anon.: Sweet Suffolk Owl. Performed by The Holbein Consort.
  • Anon.: Squirrel’s Toy & Squirrel’s Lament. Performed by The Toronto Consort.
  • Claudio Monteverdi: O Rossignuol. Performed by Sex Chordae Consort of Viols.
  • Anon.: Sumer is icumin in. Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Anon.: Orientis Partibus. Performed by Early Music New York, led by Frederick Renz.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: La Puce. Performed by Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Heinrich Isaac: Der Hund Brisk. Performed by Recorder Quartet.
  • Josquin des Prez: El Grillo. Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Thoinot Arbeau: The Horse’s Bransle. Performed by The Forbury consort.
  • Johann Hermann: Schein All wilden Tier& die Vöglein Singen . Performed by Cantus Cölln.
  • John Bull: Bull’s Goodnight. Performed by Gustav Leonhardt. 
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