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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Oct 8th at 10:00 pm

Thomas Weelkes
Thomas Weelkes

Next Monday is Columbus Day and we look at some of the music that the Admiral of the Ocean Sea and his crew might have heard in Palos de la Frontera in 1492 if they were so inclined. Spanish music in the Age of Exploration drew on influences from Europe and from south of the Mediterranean, making it some of the most diverse and original of its time.

Next we'll hear a few more of the Paganini Caprices -- we'll get to all of them over the next couple of months -- and then we begin another series of complete symphony cycles, this time the symphonies of Johannes Brahms.

We continue with wind music from Vaughan Williams, J.C. Bach, and Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso, and then we'll hear a short Magnificat written by Thomas Weelkes, organist at Chichester Cathedral in the early 1600s -- until he was fired.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)