This week's program includes sacred music composed by Emperor Leopold I, plus anonymous violin sonatas for the Habsburg court, from an important manuscript from the minorite monastery in Vienna. We'll hear from Hamburger Ratsmusik, Ars Antiqua Austria, and Cappella Murensis.

  • Emperor Leopold I: Sonata for 4 violas gamba and BC. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik.
  • Emperor Leopold I: Motetto de Septem Doloribus Beatae Mariae Virginis. Performed by Cappella Murensis.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Ritornello Del silentio notturno. Performed by Klaus Mertens, bass; Hamburger Ratsmusik.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Polnische Sackpfeiffen. Performed by Quicksilver.
  • Emperor Ferdinand III: Hymnus ‘Jesu Corona Virginum’. Performed by Klaus Mertens, bass; Hamburger Ratsmusik.
  • Anonymous: Toccata in A minor. Performed by Gunar Letzbor; violin; Ars Antiqua Austria.
  • Antonio Bertali: Sonata No. 10. Performed by Quicksilver.
  • Antonio Bertali: Chiacona. Performed by L’Arpeggiata.
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