The TCC proudly presents

A Voice of Her Own: Musical Women who Persisted, 1098-1896

The recording features choral and instrumental music by 14 female composers from Hildegard of Bingen to Clara Schumann. The CD comes with a 28-page colour booklet with complete English translations and notes about each composer.

This is a self-produced recording. You can order copies directly from us at a cost of $20.00 CAD. Please add shipping & handling charges ($5 within Canada, or $10 international).

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A PDF of the full booklet is included.

We offer you two tracks here free of charge

Raffaella Aleotti – “Surge, propera amica mea” from Sacrae Canciones (1593)

Clara Schumann – “Gondoliera” from Drei gemischte Chöre (1848)

CD Information

Track #  
1 Excerpt from Ordo Virtutum

Hildegard von Bingen
(1098 – 1179)

  Direction: Katherine Hill / Anima: Victoria Marshall / Diabolus: Jean-François Roy
2 O notte O cielo O mar

Maddalena Casulana

  From Secondo libro di madrigali a quatro voci (1570)

(b. c1544)

3 Hor che la vaga Aurora
From Ghirlanda de madrigali (1593)

Vittoria Aleotti
(c1575 – after 1620)




Vidi speciosam  


Surge, propera amica mea
From Sacrae Canciones (1593)

Raffaella Aleotti
(c1575 – after 1620)

6 Domine ad adiuvandum me festina
From Salmi a otto voci concertati (1650)

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
(1602 – c1676)

  Soloists: Anna Kwiatkowska, Victoria Marshall, Nick Veltmeyer, Michael Brett & Graham Robinson
7 Le tre grazie à Venere
From Opus 1, Primo Libro de Madrigali (1644)

Barbara Strozzi
(1619 – 1677)

  Anna Kwiatkowska, Rebecca Claborn & Victoria Marshall
8 Non tema nò di morte
From Canzoni e madrigali morali e spirituali (1674)

Maria Francesca Nascinbeni
(1658 – 1680)

  Anna Kwiatkowska, Rebecca Claborn & Victoria Marshall  
9 Veni, Sancte SpiritusSoloists: Victoria Marshall & Rebecca Genge

Anonymous (17th century)

Monastère des Ursulines de Québec






Prélude (improvised)  


Chaconne (Barbe ms)

Prélude (F-Pn Vm7 ms. 6214)

Lucas Harris, lute

Mademoiselle Bocquet
(early 17th century – after 1660)

14 ChaconneFrom Pièces de Clavecin, Livre 2 (1707)
Christopher Bagan, harpsichord

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
(1665 – 1729)

15 Miserere (1768)

Marianna Martines
(1744 – 1812)

  Soloists: Rebecca Genge, Victoria Marshall, Nick Veltmeyer & Graham Robinson
1617 From Gartenlieder (1847)Im Herbst Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald  



Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
(1805 – 1847)




From Sei preludi per chitarra, Op. 46   


#5 Moderato

#6 Allegro
 Lucas Harris, guitar

Emilia Giuliani Guglielmi
(1813 – 1850)





Drei gemischte Chöre (1848)  


 Abendfeier in Venedig

 Vorwärts Gondoliera

Clara Schumann
(1819 – 1896)

Toronto Chamber Choir

Lucas Harris, Artistic Director

Christopher Bagan, chamber organ (tracks 4-6, 9, 15) & harpsichord (7-8, 14)
Juliane Bruckmann, contrabass (track 15)
Lucas Harris, archlute (tracks 7-8), lute (10-13), guitar (18-19)
Katherine Hill, direction (track 1)
Joëlle Morton, bass viol (tracks 9, 15)

Recorded May 1, 8, 11, 15, 2019, at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Toronto

Recording, mixing, & mastering: Dennis Patterson (Big Smoke Audio)
Digital editing: Lucas Harris
CD artwork: Thrive Graphics

Notes by Lucas Harris with assistance from Professor Mairi Cowan

Session producers: Elizabeth Anderson (tracks 16-17, 20-22), David Fallis (tracks 4-8), Lucas Harris (track 1), Katherine Hill (tracks 2-3), Ivars Taurins (tracks 9, 15)

Special thanks to
Monica Armour & the Pluralism Fund
Heather Clark
Professor Katherine Larson
Frank Lockwood
Dr. Elizabeth MacIsaac
Pôle Culturel du Monastère des Ursulines

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