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A podcast exploring old music and new music. The Marian Consort is a Gramophone Award-nominated vocal ensemble, recognised for its innovative presentation of a broad range of repertoire. Led by founder and director, Rory McCleery, The Marian Consort performs across the UK, Europe and North America, and features regularly on BBC Radio 3.

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A podcast exploring old music and new music. The Marian Consort is a Gramophone Award-nominated vocal ensemble, recognised for its innovative presentation of a broad range of repertoire. Led by founder and director, Rory McCleery, The Marian Consort performs across the UK, Europe and North America, and features regularly on BBC Radio 3.

    Performing death

    Performing death

    This podcast looks at Heinrich Schütz's Musikalische Exequien, funeral music written for Heinrich 'Posthumous' of Reuss. Rory McCleery is joined by Dr Lesel Dawson (Bristol University/Good Grief Festival) to discuss 17th-century ideas about death and mourning, and what psychological as well as spiritual benefit there might be to planning your own funeral.

    The Orbis sensualium pictus can be seen here: https://archive.org/details/johamoscommeniio00come/mode/2up

    This episode accompanies Schütz 1: Vale of tears, which you can watch here: https://www.marianconsort.co.uk/demand/vale-of-tears.

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    Produced by James Hardie

    • 39 min
    The first Black published composer?

    The first Black published composer?

    This podcast looks at the story of Vicente Lusitano, possibly the first Black composer to have music published. Rory is joined by Dr Bonnie Blackburn to investigate his story, Josquin-mania, and bootlegged motets.

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    Produced by James Hardie

    • 26 min
    A lily among thorns

    A lily among thorns

    This podcast examines the cult of the Virgin Mary, and its manifestation in music. Rory is joined by Dame Marina Warner, and singers Lucy Cox and Sarah Anne Champion to talk about eroticism, tune smuggling, and convent composers.

    This episode accompanies CULT, a digital production from The Marian Consort.

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    Produced by James Hardie

    Supported by Arts Council England

    • 47 min
    What's next?

    What's next?

    Rory introduces James Hardie, our General Manager, and discusses The Marian Consort's brand new digital season, and the trials of making music in the wake of Covid-19.

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    Produced by James Hardie

    • 30 min
    Man of Mystery

    Man of Mystery

    It’s time to talk about Jean Maillard, Renaissance Man of Mystery.

    Little beyond Maillard’s sublime music exists. Was he banished from France? Was he killed in a massacre?

    In this episode, Rory delves deep into the theories, and is also joined by Professor John Bryan of Huddersfield University, who gives a fascinating account of how music travelled across Europe back then: shipwrecks, travelling servants, and all.

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    Produced by James Hardie

    • 38 min
    Out of the Depths: music from Sebastianist Portugal

    Out of the Depths: music from Sebastianist Portugal

    Whilst the people prayed for the return of a dead King, composers wrote their most heart-wrenching works lamenting loss of political power. Join us for this podcast looking at the music of Renaissance Portugal.

    Rory also talks to Charlotte Ashley (soprano) about the emotional toll of performing such powerful works of art.

    Featuring tracks from Pater Peccavi by The Marian Consort (CD bit.ly/2xPMfio Spotify spoti.fi/3eGR6Dd Apple Music apple.co/3cwmfr4).

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    @marianconsort

    Produced by James Hardie

    • 24 min

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