Finally breaking radio silence after many weeks of boffin activity for me (Laurie) and course activity for Deborah! I certainly didn’t intend to leave off news for such a long time, but so many things converged in the spring and
Just. Blown. Away. by the reaction to the Guardian piece this morning. 1000+ shares already and still climbing! Laurie here – wanting to say to anyone finding us here to ask about articles, scores etc. that it’s all in train.
We are very pleased that this year Triora Musica will again be hosting a week-long course for experienced female singers – high sopranos to low tenors! – looking at convent polyphony from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, including works
To mark International Women’s Day 2017, Laurie will join Donald Macleod in conversation about the women musicians of Renaissance Ferrara on BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week. Listen in every day 6-10 March 2017, at 1200 or 1830 to
The day is almost here: the CD will officially be on sale from tomorrow! And just in time, we can now show you this fabulous film, made by David Lefeber, the magician (producer and engineer extraordinaire) who recorded the CD.
There is a new interview with Laurie on the Obsidian website: http://obsidianrecords.co.uk/interview-with-laurie-stras. We’re getting closer and closer to the release date!! Don’t forget you can pre-order your copy, so that it will be with you to celebrate International Women’s Day with
Salve sponsa Dei virgo sacra planta minorum Tu vas munditie tu previa forma sororum Clara tua precibus duc nos ad regna polorum. One of the most unusual tracks on Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter is the setting of the Magnificat antiphon for the
It’s wet, it’s windy, and spring feels a long way away today, so we thought we’d brighten your day with another preview from Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter, which will be available one month today. This motet is probably the most radical on
It’s all getting very exciting here: the CDs have arrived in the warehouse, and we will have our hands on them very soon. So to celebrate, and to intrigue you all, here is another preview from the disc. This wonderful
Happy New Year to all our friends!! We are now barely ten weeks away from the release of Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter, and we have more exciting news to share. Today, Laurie spent several hours at Broadcasting House with the delightful
Our forthcoming recording wins the 2016 Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society
News just in – yesterday the American Musicological Society announced its 2016 awards, and we can finally let you know that Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter has been awarded the Noah Greenberg Award for musicology/performance collaboration. Laurie was in Vancouver to accept
We are delighted to announce that our forthcoming CD, Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter, will be released on Obsidian Records early in 2017. We are particularly pleased to be working with Obsidian, a label that has established itself as a leader in bringing
Oh, we are so full of good news this week! Shortly before the recording sessions, Laurie learned that a book she co-edited with the wonderful Bonnie Blackburn, Eroticism in Early Modern Music, has been chosen as Best Collaborative Project in the Society
Just one little snippet we can share now… Our friends over at Les Canards Chantants set a challenge this summer as to which ensemble could come up with the naughtiest chord. Theirs was pretty saucy, we must admit, but we think this one
Musica Secreta has just spent a week at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, recording motets from RISM 1543/2, Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata – thanks to development funding from Arts Council England, a generous grant from the Ambache Charitable Trust, and our amazing Crowdfunder supporters. Our fabulous Celestial Sirens joined us