What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, September 16, 2012
Date: September 15, 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.
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
John Davy: Psalm 47, "Omnes gentes, plaudite"
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott, director
Andrew Lucas, organ
George Rochberg: Behold, My Servant
William Ferris Chorale, Paul French
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands together
University of California Berkeley Chamber Chorus, John Butt
John Rutter: O clap your hands
Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
Thomas Fitches, organ
Manuel de Sumaya: Misa de tercer tono a 8
Ensemble Elyma; Coro Ciudad de La Alhambra, Gabriel Garrido
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
J.S. Bach: Cantata 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"
Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld
Ann Monoyios, soprano
Ignacio de Jerusalem: Mass in D
Chanticleer, with the Chanticleer Sinfonia, Joseph Jennings
Max Reger: Chorale Fantasia on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", Op. 27
Martin Welzel, organ
performed on the Johannes Klais Organ, Trier Cathedral
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