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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, March 3, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
I was saddened to learn of the death of Marie-Claire Alain, the renowned French organist.
Dr. Alain recorded the complete organ works of Bach not once, not twice but thrice. May she rest in peace.
As luck would have it, I had programmed Marie-Claire Alain playing some Bach for us this Sunday
as part of my observance of Women's History Month.
The Rachmaninoff Vespers recording is a new addition to the library. Let me know what you
think of this performance. Thanks for your support.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Martin Herbst (attributed): Forty days and forty nights
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
From the Los Huelgas Codex, c. 1300
Conductus: Mater patris et filia, Anonymous 4
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst Walthen," BWV 647
Marie-Claire Alain (b. August 10, 1926 – d. February 28, 2013), organ
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: O for a closer walk with God
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
John Rutter: To every thing there is a season
Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
Robert Schumann: Fugue No. 1 ~ Six Fugues on B-A-C-H, Op. 60
Carole Terry, organ
Performed on the Ladegast organ in the cathedral at Schwerin, Germany
Edward Miller: When I survey the wondrous Cross
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
Benjamin Bayl, organ
Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Amy Beach: Prelude on an Old Folk Tune
Christa Rakich, organ
1933 Kilgen organ  at St. Justin's Church in Hartford, CT
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sanctus a 12
The King's Consort & Choir, Robert King
George Frideric Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth ~ Messiah
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury
Lynne Dawson, soprano
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Andante tranquillo ~ Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Op. 101
Jennifer Bate, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ, St. James' Church, Muswell Hill, London
J.S. Bach: Cantata 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sunde"
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Andreas Scholl, alto
Antonio Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 595
The King's Consort and Choir, Robert King
Susan Gritton, soprano; Catrin Wyn-Davies, soprano; Catherine Denley, mezzo-soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor; Neal Davies, bass;
Michael George, baritone
Arvo Part: Berliner Messe
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallin Chamber Orchestra
Tonu Kaljuste
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger: Fughetta in F sharp, Op. 123 No. 2
Carole Terry, organ
The Ladegast organ in the Cathedral at Schwerin, Germany