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Playlist: Renaissance/Medieval Musica

Compiled By: Harold Nicol

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Double, Double Toil and Trouble

From WFIU | Part of the Harmonia Early Music: Specials series | 58:58

“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 Halloween…but Halloween was not always reserved for ghouls, goblins, and trick-or-treaters! In addition to being a major holiday for the pagan and Wiccan world, some aspects of Halloween and the Day of the Dead also have roots in the Catholic church, as we will hear. Later on, we’ll explore songs, dances, and fancies for Shakespeare, on our featured release, The Food of Love, from the Baltimore Consort.

Macbethwitches_small “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 Halloween…but Halloween was not always reserved for ghouls, goblins, and trick-or-treaters! In addition to being a major holiday for the pagan and Wiccan world, some aspects of Halloween and the Day of the Dead also have roots in the Catholic church, as we will hear. Later on, we’ll explore songs, dances, and fancies for Shakespeare, on our featured release, The Food of Love, from the Baltimore Consort.