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Playlist for Great Sacred Music for Sunday, January 1, 2012

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
The first Great Sacred Music program of 2012 begins with Matins. Well, at
least the music that would be sung at the morning service in an English
cathedral. That includes the psalms for the day sung to Anglican chant. I
hope you will find the variety of moods and the general style of these
five chants as fascinating as I do. Herbert Howells' setting of the
morning canticles for King's College is universally acclaimed as one of
the best of its genre.

Finally, at the end of the show comes an organ sonata by Quebec composer
and organist Raymond Daveluy. You may never have heard of him but it was
he who almost singlehandedly started the organ revolution in Montreal back
in the 1960s. The 5 manual Von Beckerath organ at St. Joseph's Oratory
which he championed is in a word, magnificent. So is Maitre Daveluy's
organ sonata.

Happy New Year!

Rob

Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music - Sunday mornings - 8-11 eastern
The Classical Station
http://theclassicalstation.org
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08:00:20
W.A. Mozart: Church Sonata in F, K. 224
Amsterdam Mozart Players, Peter Hurford, organ
Performed on the organ at Bethlehemkerk, Papendrecht, Holland

08:08:11
John Roberts: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott

08:12:09
Sir Edward Elgar: Psalm 1, "Blessed is the man"
Robert Ashfield: Psalm 2, "Why do the heathen so furiously rage together ... ?"
Edward J. Hopkins: Psalm 3, "Lord, how are they increased ... ?"
Sir George Elvey: Psalm 4, "Hear me when I call O God"
H. Walford Davies: Psalm 5, "Ponder my words, O Lord"
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Andrew Lucas, organ

08:31:25
Herbert Howells: Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium Regale)
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, John Scott
Christopher Dearnley, organ

08:45:15
J.S. Bach: Three Chorales for the New Year
Choral Ensemble of the Church of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City
Douglas Bush
Douglas Bush, organ

08:57:55
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 Parts Four & Five
Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld
Tamara Matthews, soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor;
Christopheren Nomura, baritone

09:45:01
Cesar Franck: Priére, Op. 20
Michael Murray, organ
The Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sernin Basilica, Toulouse

09:59:54
Josef Haydn: Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford; Academy of Ancient Music, Simon Preston
Judith Nelson, soprano; Carolyn Watkinson, contralto; Martyn Hill, tenor; David Thomas, bass

10:40:54
Raymond Daveluy: Second Sonata for Organ
Rachel Laurin, organ
The Von Beckerath organ at Oratoire St. Joseph