Many talented composers were born in the country we now call the Netherlands, and this week's show introduces several of them. Huygens, Wassenaer, and Reincken all make an appearance, along with the most famous Dutch composer of them all: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Our performers include the Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam, Capilla Flamenca, and Gustav Leonhardt.
- Jacob van Eyck: Excusemoy (“Can she excuse”). Performed by Marion Verbruggen, recorder.
- Clemens non Papa: Three Dutch Songs. Performed by Capilla Flamenca.
- Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer: Concerto Armonico No.1. Performed by Aradia Ensemble, led by Kevin Mallon.
- Constantijn Huygens: Selections from ‘Pathodia sacra et profana.' Performed by Anne Grimm, soprano & Peter Kooij, bass.
- Johann Adam Reincken: Partita No. 1 in a minor. Performed by The Purcell Quartet.
- Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Diligam te Domine. Performed by The Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam.
- Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: In te domine speravi. Performed by The Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam.
- Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Puer natus nascitur. Performed by Freddy Eichelberger, organ.