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Harmonia Early Music: Specials

Series produced by WFIU

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One-hour programs of early music, Harmonia casts new light on music of the distant past.

From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia, a weekly 59-minute radio program, brings the music of these earlier periods to life for radio audiences, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past.

Harmonia is hosted by early music scholar and performer Angela Mariani and is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana, in conjunction with Indiana University School of Music's world-renowned Historical Performance Institute, with additional technical support from KTTZ at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Harmonia brings historically informed performance to today's listeners, adding evocative commentary to illustrate, inform and entertain.

For syndication information, please contact LuAnn Johnson at wfiuftp@indiana.edu.


Additional Files

24 Pieces

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We're exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter music, from the 11th century to the 18th century.

Bought by KSFR and KTXK


  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the holiday season with festive music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia perform...

Bought by Iowa Public Radio, KUNR, Red River Radio Network, KUAC, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Recital by Döme Skuteczky, 1885., Credit: wikimedia commons
An hour-long program of early music, featuring music from some renaissance and baroque fathers and the children who followed in their footsteps. ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Detail from a 14th-century painting of the Last Supper, appearing on the altar of Siena Cathedral, by Italian painter Duccio di Buoninsegna., Credit: wikipedia
An hour-long program of Early Music, marking the Palm Sunday, Maunday Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter. Makes for a great spe...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WXXI, KREV-LP, Radio New Zealand, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Feast of St. Nicholas, circa 1663-1665, by Jan Steen., Credit: Carolus (Wikipedia)
An hour-long holiday-themed program of early music!

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Saint Cecilia by Simon Vouet, 1626, Credit: public domain
Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music. We’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources. Wonderful program for Thanksgiving ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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59-minute program of early music, exploring the many faces of love. Perfect for this Valentine's season.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
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An hour-long program of early music from recordings - new and old - to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season. We'll hear music by Bac...

Bought by KHNS and WKSU


  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A Saint Nicholas miracle legend: The dowry for the three virgins, depicted by Gentile da Fabriano, (c. 1425, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome)., Credit: (Wikipedia)
An hour-long program of early music, celebrating Christmas from a variety of traditions, including the original tunes of two well-known carols, me...

Bought by WUAL and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
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We're celebrating early music in Latin America. We'll hear from two composers who were associated with Bogotá Cathedral and explore the origins of ...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 17, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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An hour-long program of early music. It's the end of the world as we know it! We'll hear movements from a mass for the end of time, sample 9th-cen...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating female composers and performers, including music of 16th-century Italian nun Raffaella Aleotti, th...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUAT, and KFAI


  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the harvest season. Perfect for Thanksgiving!!!

Bought by WNMU-FM, KRPS, WJFF, WRFA-LP, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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An hour-long program of early music, exploring the boundaries between this life and beyond. Try it for a different sort of Halloween special, or w...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: detail from Allegory of Spring by Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter (1660–1711).
An hour-long program of early music, celebrating and welcoming spring with song and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroqu...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Renaissance madrigal composer Phillipe Verdelot, detail from Il Morto da Feltre, by Lorenzo Luzzo
An hour-long program of early music, exploring the poetic forms behind the most popular Renaissance vocal music from Italy, France, and Spain. Grea...

Bought by WRGY


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating one the the 17th century's most famous women: Queen Christina of Sweden.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
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An hourlong program of early music, exploring themes of love found in the popular Renaissance song known as the frottola. Plus, Robert Green talks ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:03
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An hourlong program of early music, focusing on love songs from the Renaissance. Perfect for Valentine's Day week!!!

  • Added: Jan 14, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
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An hourlong program of baroque music of Mexico, including works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, and more. Perfect of Hispanic He...

Bought by KUAT


  • Added: Aug 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1