Are you conversant with crumhorns? Know a sackbut from a shawm? Join host Sara Schneider for a survey of some of the more unusual members of the early music instrumentarium. We'll get to know the viola da gamba, psaltery, lute, and claviorganum, plus a whole slew of wind instruments. Included are spoken introductions by one of the groundbreakers of the early music revival, David Munrow, from a 1969 recording.

  • Anon.: Reel of Tullochgorum. Performed by Andrew Lawrence-King, psaltery.
  • Alfonso X El Sabio: Como Poden per sas Culpas. Performed by Frederick Renz, hurdy-gurdy.
  • Alfonso X El Sabio: A Virgen muy groriosa. Performed by Stevie Wishard, hurdy-gurdy.
  • Anon.: Danza Alta. Performed by Capella de la Torre and Katharina Bäuml, shawm.
  • Ludwig Senfl: Non moriar sed vivam. Performed by Capella de la Torre and Katharina Bäuml, shawm.
  • Daniel Speer: Sonata. Performed by In Stile Moderno.
  • Johann Pachelbel: Sonata in c minor. Performed by Joseph Payne, clavichord.
  • Antonio Valente: La Romanesca. Performed by Albert Bolliger, organ.
  • Giovanni da Palestrina: Io son ferito ahi lasso. Performed by Bruce Dickey, cornetto.
  • Mr. de Sainte Colombe: Gavotte du Tendre. Performed by Jordi Savall, viola da gamba.
  • Mr. de Sainte Colombe: Les Pleurs. Performed by Jordi Savall & Christoph Coin, violas da gamba.
  • Joan Ambrosio: Dalza Piva. Performed by Paul O’Dette, lute.
  • Vincenzo Capirola: Tastar de corde - Recercar dietro. Performed by Paul O’Dette, lute.
  • Claudio Merulo: Toccata Seconda. Performed by Jean-Marc Aymes, claviorgan.
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