Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Special: Singing of spring

Like everyone else in the Northeastern United States, I imagine, and legions elsewhere, I have begun to doubt the approach of spring, even as I desire it.  There is still snow on the ground here, and a few warm days have only served to sharpen the contrast with the freezing temperatures.  (At least they aren't much below freezing.)  But yesterday had warm sun with its cool breeze; and I saw the first buds on a tree this past week, and the first nubs of green bravely poking above the ground.  So here is a medieval musical miscellany to go with this changeable season:

And as an addendum of sorts: did you know that Hermann Prey (he bodes well to become a Sunday Special celebrity!) recorded some of the works of the Minnesänger?  I didn't before starting on the creation of this post, but now I do.


  1. Been meaning to tell you, and only a little off topic... A friend is performing in NYC soon, really interesting composer and a fantastic keyboardist/pianist/harpsichordist. If you're not busy:

  2. Ooh, thanks! Looks very nifty; the 25th is a busy academic day, but I will optimistically bookmark the calendar!


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