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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, September 30, 2012

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Hour 1 of Great Sacred Music features settings of the familiar Ave Maria prayer. Several will be familiar, but I have included one or two which I trust will be unfamiliar. All are beautiful pieces of music quite worthy of the ancient text.
If you have not listened to Sir Edward Elgar's The Kingdom in a while, you are in for a treat. Here is a link to a synopsis of the work. Thanks to you and other listeners who support Great Sacred Music, we are able to present Elgar's monumental work in its entirety.
Pledge Drive Editions of Great Sacred Music on October 28 and November 4 are All Request Editions of the show. Please send me your short (4-6 minute) selections as soon as you can.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Don Carlo Gesualdo: Ave dulcissima Maria
Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Ave Maria (for double choir)
St. Clement's Choir, Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte
Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Robert Shaw
Nannette Soles, alto; Sean Mayer, tenor; Charles Sprawls, bass
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral; English Chamber Orchestra, Barry Rose
Kiri te Kanawa, soprano; Thelma Owen, harp
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ave Maria for five voices
Corydon Singers, Matthew Best
Gustav Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene
Rihards Dubra: Ave Maria in A flat
Cambridge Chorale, Michael Kibblewhite
Joseph-Guy Ropartz: Ave Maria
Michel Piquemal Vocal Ensemble, Michel Piquemal
Morten Lauridsen: Ave Maria
Polyphony, Stephen Layton
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ave Maria ~ Vespers
St. Petersburg Choir, Vladislav Tchernouchenko
Healey Willan: Prelude on "Ave maris stella"
Patrick Wedd, organ
Casavant Organ (1914, 1995) of the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal
J.S. Bach: Cantata 114,  "Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass
Sir Edward Elgar: The Kingdom, Parts 1 and 2
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Leonard Slatkin
Yvonne Kenny, soprano, the Blessed Virgin;
Alfreda Hodgson, contralto, Mary Magdalene;
Christopher Gillett, tenor, St. John; Benjamin
Luxon, bass, St. Peter