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Sami Lappetelainen
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Heya,

I have a habit of setting up a soundtrack for each board game that we play often. Obviously the idea is to get to the proper mood and enhance the experience.

Now, despite that we don't play it often, my task would be to set up music for Here I Stand. I would appreciate hints towards proper albums etc. Naturally I've been already hunting to some Gregorian music, choir stuff feels appropriate.

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If you have any of the Europe Universalis computer games, use their soundtrack for basis to build upon. I can make something up from my own collection for the upcoming game after christmas.
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You'll want a diverse collection of music I think to reflect all the major players including:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Music-Reformation-Luther-Othmayr-Wal...

also dont forget:

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Spanish-Renaissance/dp/B0000013U...

and maybe some of this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sarayda-Pesrevler-Eserleri-Classical-I...
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I was thinking Europa Universalis II as well, though you might want to avoid Falalalalan. I'd find it insanely distracting if it was playing during a game
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Contemporary composer Jordi Savall has made/reconstructed plenty of suitable music for both Ottoman and Western Europe powers. He also uses instruments of the era like Viola da Gamba.
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Thanks for the ideas so far, pretty good starting point. I don't have EU games, but the other suggestions were widely available in Spotify which makes things easier for me.

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I'd recommend: Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony (Reformation) - written 300 years after these events, but in commemoration.

Palestrina: The Pope Marcellus Mass would be a great start, since it was written in response to the Council of Trent. Really anything by Palestrina would probably work.

Tomas Luis de Victoria: his motets or masses . . . whatever you can find. His music has some commonality with Palestrina's, but is generally more expressive.

William Byrd: his choral anthems are great - and frequently in English.

Jan Sweelinck: wrote a pile of organ music towards the end of this period.

Giovanni Gabrieli: The Sonate Pian'e Forte (for brass choirs) is lovely; if you like it there's plenty more in his catalog.

The cantatas and organ music of J.S. Bach were written around a century after this game, but they were the height of Lutheran church music.
 
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During this period, you have plenty of interesting music in Italy (look for madrigals, and especially Cipriano di Rore). This is also the period of Franco-Flemish composers: look for the music of Obrecht, Josquin des Prés, Willaert, Gombert (and just before 1500, Ockeghem) - later Roland de Lassus. There is also Clément Janequin, who wrote many songs. Other names: Zarlino, Merulo, Luzzaschi, and later Gesualdo, Palestrina (writing in the 'tradition' of the Renaissance music) and Monteverdi (the 'modern' school). In England you have Robert Fayrfax, Thomas Tallis (composer of Henry VIII), then later William Byrd, John Bull and John Dowland.

 
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If you're hunting for something non-period in the soundtrack genre, check out the soundtracks to the Elizabeth movies (especially the Golden Age) and the Tudors television series.
 
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