Musica da Camera's Continuum

Sundays at 6 a.m. on 89.9 WWNO & 8 p.m. on Classical 104.9
  • Hosted by Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien

The first Continuum broadcast was in February, 1976, and was hosted by Milton Scheuermann. Thais St. Julien joined him on the second, and the two have continued to co-host the weekly program ever since. During the past 42 years, they’ve produced over 1900 programs! Continuum has been a winner of the Early Music America/Millennium of Music National Radio Competition, and received the KXMS Fine Arts Radio International Award (Classical Radio Programing with Educational Content).

In addition to presenting a variety of recorded music of the middle ages, Renaissance and Baroque from the Musica da Camera’s 4,000 CD collection, the co-hosts have interviewed a number of internationally known performers, including John Reeves White (director of the New York Pro Musica) David Munrow (director of the Early Music Consort of London), Anonymous 4, and members of the Boston Camerata, and Sequentia. The program has also featured recordings of live early music concerts of both Musica da Camera and guest artists.

One of the major American early music ensembles, The Baltimore Consort, was founded in 1980. On this Continuum your'll hear a wide variety of excerpts from three of their CDs, featuring the female singer, Custer LaRue, who specializes in Renaissance music and traditional Folk music. The recordings uses are: The Ladyes Delight - Dorian 90252 DOR, The Art of the Bawdy Song - Dorian DOR 90155, and The Mad Buckgoat - Dorian DOR 90279.

A very large repertoire of Sephardic music is available on CD recordings. Continuum is pleased to present a wide selection of Songs of the Sephardim from their library performed by three recognized ensembles who play this music expertly. The recordings used are A Song of David (La Rondinella) - Dorian DIS-80130, The Sacred Bridge (The Boston Camerata) - Erato 2292-45513, and Diaspora Sefardi (Hesperion XXI) - AliaVox AV9809.

This Continuum is a program devoted to the various aspects of medieval love. The performers are three noted ensembles specializing in early music, namely our own New Orleans Musica da Camera, Sequentia and the Boston Camerata. Recordings used are Maiden, Mother, Muse (New Orleans Musica da Camera) - Centaur CRC 2434, Dante and the Troubadours (Sequentia) - Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-7727-2, and Tristan et Iseult (The Boston Camerata) - Erato ECD 75528.

The Folger Consort is one of the oldest early music ensembles in the U.S. Its home base is the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC containing the largest Shakespeare collection in the world. This Continuum presents excerpts from three of the consort's many CDs. The CDs used are: Showers of Harmonie (The Folger Consort) - Bard BDCD 1-9094, When Birds Do Sing (The Folger Consort - Bard BDCD 1-9207, and A Distant Mirror (The Folger Consort) - Delos D/CD1003.

This Continuum program features three famous singers of the past performing songs from the early music repertoire. The singers are countertenor Alfred Deller, mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and soprano Victoria De Los Angeles. They present a variety of early music selections recorded about forty years ago. Recordings used are: Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Legend (Alfred Deller et al) - Harmonia Mundi HNX 290261, Jan DeGaetani Early Music Recital (Jan DeGaetani et al) - Bridge 9087, and Songs of Spain (Victoria De Los Angeles) - EMI Classics 7243 5 66937 2 2.

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