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

12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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It may be nearing the Christmas season, but don’t pour the hot cocoa just yet! On this holiday edition of Harmonia, we’re going outside – not into ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” On this edition of Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for ...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Special fundraising episode for fall 2019 (or anytime really, it's not season or year specific).

Bought by KCSC, WNMU-FM, and Public Radio East


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 55:53
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re celebrating the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance to the early 17th century in Europe, performed by the musicians ...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, WSHU, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Red River Radio Network, WNIJ, Iowa Public Radio, KUNR, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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 KTTZ, WUAL, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the holiday season with Christmas chant settings, music featuring angels, and more!

Bought by WUAL, KRPS, NPR Illinois, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the harvest season. Perfect for Thanksgiving!!!

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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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: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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This hour, Harmonia explores the word "Noel" through music from the middle ages to the early baroque. Celebrate the season with this special, eclec...

Bought by KRPS, Red River Radio Network, WUFT, KRPS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A one-hour program of early music exploring that ancient symbol for the harvest, fertility, and giving thanks -- The Cornucopia. This is a sound-r...

Bought by KRPS, WRGY, WRNC-LP, KISU, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 8