Tuesday, June 14, 2005

More music

The Pontifical Institute of Sacred and Classical music offers a wide range of music files for free download here.

Elsewhere, there's a huge page of Renaissance sacred music (including a motet improbably titled "Negra Sum, sed formosa" (I am black but beautiful) by Palestrina here, and you can ignore the blurb at the top of the page which suggests that the music library is closed - all the Palestrina downloads do work.

Here is a recording of Russian Vespers in a Kiev Slavonic style that goes back to the 17'th century, recorded by monks at the Benedictine Abbey of Chevetogne in Belgium.