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Play List for Great Sacred Music, Sunday, October 30, 2011

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
This week's program is the last in our series on the various parts of the mass. We are going to listen to settings of the Pie Jesu and Lux Aeterna from the Requiem Mass or Mass for the Departed. It being All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2 respectively I thought this might be an appropriate time to schedule these beautiful, very emotional settings of these hopeful texts.
The last 90 minutes of the show will be devoted to Hector Berlioz' Grande Messe des morts, a masterpiece which he wrote in 1837 to honor the soldiers who had died in the Revolution of 1830. There's a detailed discussion of the work's ten movements here:
Don't forget to send me suggestions for the 6 hour Christmas Day show I shall be hosting on December 25. Thanks again for your continued support of Great Sacred Music.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Gregorian chant: Antiphon "In Paradisum" and Psalm 121
Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Gabriel Faure: In paradisum ~ Requiem, Op. 48
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu ~ Requiem
Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley
Elena Barrett, soprano I; Emma Clune, soprano II
Luigi Cherubini: Pie Jesu ~ Requiem in D minor
Ambrosian Singers/New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
Maurice Duruflé: Pie Jesu ~ Requiem, Op. 9
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw
Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu
Orchestra of the Toulouse Capitole, Michel Plasson
Roberto Alagna, tenor
Pie Jesu ~ Requiem
West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra; Serendipity; Cor Caerdydd & Cytgan, Karl Jenkins
Giuseppe Verdi: Lux aeterna ~ Requiem
Kirov Orchestra and Chorus, Valery Gergiev
Renee Fleming, soprano; Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano; Andrea Bocelli, tenor; Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, bass
H. Walford Davies: Psalm 121 and Requiem aeternam
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Sir William Harris: O what their joy and their glory must be
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
Benjamin Bayl, organ
J.S. Bach: Cantata 48, "Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlosen"
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman
Bernhard Landauer, alto; Christoph Pregardien, tenor
Cesar Franck: Chorale No. 3 in A minor
David MacDonald, organ
Casavant organ at the Basilica of Notre Dame du Cap, Cap de La Madeleine, Quebec
Hector Berlioz: Requiem (Grand Messe des morts), Op. 5
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir; Elora Festival Orchestra, Noel Edison
Michael Schade, tenor