noun  /ˈsmɔːɡəsˌbɔːd/

fig. A medley, miscellany; a rich variety or selection.

A whirlwind tour of the best vocal music from the Renaissance and beyond, this program has something for everyone.  Music spanning hundreds of years, sacred and secular, moralistic and hedonistic, a plethora of poetry sung in French, Italian, German, English, Latin, Spanish, Dutch, and even Birdsong.  If you are new to old music, what better way to sample the options than this diverse spread of aural dishes?

Les Canards Chantants’ smörgåsbord varies with the season, but is likely to include:

Heinrich IsaacInnsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
Orlande de Lassus – Audite Nova
Leonhard Lechner – Das Hohelied Salomonis

Thomas Tallis – The Sixt Tune
John Dowland – Can She Excuse My Wrongs
William Byrd – Ave verum corpus

Clément Janequin – Le chant des oyseaulx
Roland de Lassus Various (a shuffle of chansons) 

Guillaume de Machaut – Gloria from the Messe de Nostre Dame
Orlandus Lassus – Carmina Chromatico
Various – Ave Maris Stella (a time-traveling hymn)

Orlando di Lasso – Matona mia cara
Luca Marenzio – Zefiro torna e’l bel tempo rimena
Vittoria Aleotti – Hor che la vaga aurora

Pierre de la Rue – Myn hert altyt heeft verlanghen

Encina – ¡Cucu, cucu!

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