Editors’ Notes Definitions of what constitutes “early music” vary, but most agree on it as an umbrella term for everything preceding the Baroque era. Plainchant, madrigals, Renaissance, and medieval: What follows is a mix—much of it liturgical or sacred—that celebrates the dawn of classical music as we know it. Our editors regularly update these selections, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
Spem in alium (The Forty-Part Motet)
9:19
 
In Nomine a 4
2:21
 
Fantazia in G Minor a 6 (39)
10:10
 
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
1:50
 
Media vita in morte sumus: I. Media vita (Incipit) - Nunc dimittis
1:41
 
Media vita in morte sumus: II. Media vita in morte sumus (Antiphona)
6:57
 
Media vita in morte sumus: III. Ne projicias nos (Versus I) - Sancte Deus
2:27
 
Media vita in morte sumus: IV. Noli claudere (Versus II) - Sancte fortis
2:03
 
Media vita in morte sumus: V. Qui cognoscis (Versus III) - Sancte et misericors
3:18
 
Fantazia in D Minor a 3 (19)
5:29
 
The Hunt's Up (Arr. for Harp & Lute)
2:00
 
Melancholy Galliard (Arr. for Lute & Harp)
2:14
 
A tierras agenas
3:01
 
Si ch'io vorrei morire (Live)
3:10
 
Io mi son giovinetta (Live)
2:30
 
Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben (Live)
5:10
 
Donna nel mio ritorno (Live)
3:19
 
Jubilate Deo
6:24
 
Reges Terrae
6:19
 
Suscipe Quaeso
9:50
 
Pastores Loquebantur
6:17
 
Libera Nos
3:28
 
Fantasia X (Orig. for Vihuela, arr. for 12 string guitar)
2:49
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie
3:50
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Gloria
5:30
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Credo
8:39
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Sanctus
3:52
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Benedictus
3:02
 
Missa Papae Marcelli: Angus Dei I & II
6:17
 
Douce dame jolie
4:44
 
Johnson's Jewell
1:54
 
Assiste parata
3:24
 
The Delight Pavan
4:28
 
L’autre d’antan
3:00
 
Ward's Repose
3:59
 
Almande
2:30
 
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Kyrie
4:51
 
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Gloria
4:39
 
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Credo
8:08
 
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Sanctus - Benedictus
5:24
 
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Agnus Dei
4:24
 
Psalmus quarti toni Beatus vir
3:46
 
Canti Guerrieri. Hor Che 'l Ciel e la Terra e 'l Vento Tace
7:25
 
Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas: III. Sanctus & Benedictus
7:25
 
Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas: IV. Agnus Dei
7:58
 
The Bells, BK 38
5:24
 

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