All the background music on our website is early European instrumental music, reproduced here with permission of the electronic sources and, wherever possible, of the performing musicians.
In particular I have availed myself of the following collections:
1. From The Classical Midi Archives.
- Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652 AD), Miserere mei, Deus
played by A.Dunn.
- Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594 AD), Salve Regina
played by Claire Delavallée. Visit her midi collection.
- William Byrd (1543-1623 AD), Ave Verum Corpus
played by Jean-Christian Houg.
- Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474 AD), Vergine Bella
played by Nicholas Lander.
- Jacob van Eyk (1590-1657 AD), Der Fluyten Lusthof
played by Denavond.
- Caterina Assandra (c.1570-c.1610 AD), Ave verum
played by Hansjakob Heldstab.
- Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612 AD), Sanctus et
played by C.S.Shunk.
- Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612 AD), Laudate Dominum
played by T.Matasovic.
2. From The Internet Renaissance Band.
Claude Gervaise (c. 1500 - 1560 AD), sequences from Troisième Livre de Danseries all played by Curtis Clark:
- Gaillard lAdmiral
- Gaillard de la Guerre
- Gaillard, Si je m'en vois
- Pavanne de la Guerre
- Pavanne, Est il conclud
- Bransle, Gay I.
I express my thanks to the performers. Medieval and Renaissance music seems highly appropriate to accompany our reflection on an issue that depends so much on a correct understanding of our cultural traditions.