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What's on Great Sacred Music for Sunday, December 16, 2012

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Prayer is the theme for this Sunday's Great Sacred Music. Within that powerful theme I have woven carols for Advent.
The featured work at 10 a.m. is John Taverner's Lament for Jerusalem. As the liner notes put it rather succinctly:
"This work brings together Christian, Judaic and Islamic texts in a passionate cry over and a loving affirmation of the city of Jerusalem."
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Sir Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh
Guildford Cathedral Choir, Andrew Millington
American traditional, arr. John Jacob Niles: I wonder as I wander
Emma Kirkby, soprano
an a cappella performance by Ms. Kirkby
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Prelude on the Welsh Hymn-tune Rhosymedre
Thomas Murray, organ
The Austin Organ in the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa.
Traditional: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
Benjamin Britten: A hymn to the Virgin
Polyphony, Stephen Layton
Marcel Grandjany: Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Organ, Op. 19
Jon Gillock, organ; Kathleen Bride: Harp
Anonymous: O Love, how deep, how broad, how high
Choirs of Saint Paul's Parish, K Street; Washington Symphonic Brass, Jeffrey Smith
Bruce Neswick, organ
Gregorian chant: Rorate Caeli Desuper
Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos, Francisco Lara
Healey Willan: Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Orlando Gibbons
Patrick Wedd, organ
Casavant Organ (1914, 1995) of the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal
George Frideric Handel: Where'er you walk ~ Semele
English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson
John Aler, tenor
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Julian Podger, tenor
Flor Peeters: Aria, Op. 51
Andrew Lucas, organ
E.L. Bainton: And I saw a new Heaven
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Matthew Larkin, organ
Richard Rodney Bennett: There is no rose ~ Five Carols
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D, BWV 243
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman
Tamara Matthews, soprano; Deanne Meek, mezzo-soprano; Mary Phillips, alto; Don Frazure, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone
Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
Thomas Herford, soprano
Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sir Philip Ledger
Simon Channing, treble; James Bowman, countertenor; Richard Morton,  tenor; Marcus Creed, bass; James Lancelot, organ; David
Corkhill, percussion
John Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem
Choir of London and Orchestra, Jeremy Summerly
Angharad Gruffydd-Jones, soprano; Peter Crawford, countertenor