Royal and imperial courts have produced great music for centuries, but some members of the minor nobility maintained high-quality musical establishments as well. This week's show takes us to Gottorf Castle in northern Germany, where the duke of Holstein-Gottorf resided. We'll hear music by composers such as Johann Theile, Augustin Pfleger, and William Brade.

  • William Brade: Paduan & Galliard. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik.
  • Franz Tunder: Praeludium in G (Dorian). Performed by Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organ.
  • Augustin Pfleger: Laudate pueri. Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen.
  • Augustin Pfleger: Laudate dominum. Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen.
  • Johann Theile: St. Matthew Passion (excerpt). Performed by London Baroque, Mary Beverly, soprano, John Potter, tenor.
  • Johann Theile: My sincere heart. Performed by Les Amis de Philippe.
  • Christian Flor: Inter brachia Salvatoris mei. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik & soprano Dorothee Mields.
  • Johann Theile: Beatus Vir. Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen.
  • Gregor Zuber: Suite in a. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik.
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