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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, September 16, 2012

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
We observe two special occasions this Sunday. It is the Eve of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashana is Monday, September 17. It is also Dia de la Independencia in Mexico.
 
The major work for this show is Sir Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time. Tippett was profoundly influenced by the Kristallnacht events of November 1938. Somehow I think this composition is particularly apt at this present time, given all the violence we have witnessed this week and continue to see abroad.
 
Tippett was a pacifist. He believed that issues should be resolved through understanding and reconciliation.
 
In addition to the beautiful Rochberg anthem on this morning's show there will be a special New Year's program Sunday evening at 5 p.m. as well as more seasonal music on Peaceful Reflections from 10 until midnight.
 
Shana tova.
 
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
 
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08:00:18
John Davy: Psalm 47, "Omnes gentes, plaudite"
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott, director
Andrew Lucas, organ
 
08:04:25
George Rochberg: Behold, My Servant
William Ferris Chorale, Paul French
 
08:13:45
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands together
University of California Berkeley Chamber Chorus, John Butt
 
08:19:37
John Rutter: O clap your hands
Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
 
08:24:38
Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
Thomas Fitches, organ
 
08:29:21
Manuel de Sumaya: Misa de tercer tono a 8
Ensemble Elyma; Coro Ciudad de La Alhambra, Gabriel Garrido
 
08:47:26
Pablo Bruna: Tiento de mano izquierda y en medio a dos bajos (quinto tono)
Jose Suarez, organ
Performed on the organ in the convent of San Geronimo in Tlacochahuaya, Mexico
 
08:59:44
J.S. Bach: Cantata 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"
Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld
Ann Monoyios, soprano
 
09:17:46
Ignacio de Jerusalem: Mass in D
Chanticleer, with the Chanticleer Sinfonia, Joseph Jennings
 
09:39:51
Max Reger: Chorale Fantasia on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", Op. 27
Martin Welzel, organ
performed on the Johannes Klais Organ, Trier Cathedral
 
09:57:48
Sir Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Jill Gomez, soprano; Helen Watts, contralto; Kenneth Woollam, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone