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Musica da Camera's Continuum
Sundays at 6 a.m. on 89.9 WWNO & 8 p.m. on Classical 104.9

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.

Latest Episodes
  • Continuum presents a highly spirited program of joyful songs and dances featuring cheerful sounds and ringing melodies of the late-medieval period. Bombards, shawms, lutes, harps and gitterns provide a rich program of music, with songs and instrumental music from Spain, Italy, France and Britain. Performances are by a wide variety of very talented instrumentalists with the assistance of The Oxford Girls' Choir. Recording used is: Marking Merrye (Various instrumentalists and The Oxford Girls' Choir) -The Gift of Music CCL CDG 1062.
  • This week’s Continuum features music by the 14th century French composer Guillaume de Machaut, known as the last great poet who was also a composer. His music for the Mass of Notre Dame represents the first known medieval Mass by a known composer. Machaut also composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is a part of the musical movement known as the "ars nova". Besides his music for the Mass of Notre Dame, excerpts of which are heard on this program, quite a few of his love songs will also be played. Recordings used are: - Guillaume de Machaut - Messe de Notre Dame (Hilliard Ensemble) - Hyperion CDA66358, The Mirror of Narcissus (Gothic Voices) - Hyperion CDA 66087, Remede de Fortune (Ensemble P.A.N.) - New Albion NA068CD, and The Art of Courtly Love (Early Music Consort of London) - Veritas 7243 5 61285 2 1.
  • On this program Continuum presents recordings by two very early "early music ensembles", the New York Pro Musica, under the direction of founder Noah Greenberg, and the New York Renaissance Band, under the direction of founder Sally Logemann.These ensembles present early dance music by Michael Praetorius (c.1571-1621) and Tylman Susato (c.1500-c.1561-4). Heard are excerpts from Praetorius' compositions of dances known as "Terpsichore", named after the Muse of the Dance. Recordings used are: Praetoriius - Susato (New York Pro Musica) Universal EMD 80565 and Praetorius - Excerpts from Terpsichorie (New York Renaissance Band) Arabesque Z6531.
  • Continuum presents delightful catches and ballads of Merry Old England— 300 years ago. Featured will be Songs from the Tavern, Dancing in the Grass,…
  • This week Continuum presents A Flemish Feast, featuring music of the Netherlands — including songs and dances that were very popular during the…
  • Continuum presents excerpts from the 12th century manuscript, Carmina Burana(The Songs from Beuern). This medieval manuscript was discovered in 1803 inthe…
  • Music performed by one of America's leading early music ensembles, The Waverly Consort, is presented on this Continuum. Three of their CDs are featured,…
  • Continuum presents a program by the outstanding early music ensemble Sequentia, now in its forty-fourth year of performing medieval music, some of which…
  • The Baroque composer Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) is best known as a creator of operas, cantatas and oratorios. This program presents one of his most…
  • The early music English vocal ensemble Gothic Voices was founded in 1981 and has since recorded 25 CDs. This Continuum program presents excerpts from four…