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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, April 28, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music for organ and brass this Sunday.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Gregorian chant: Benedicamus trope: Congaudeant catholici
Anonymous 4
This trope comes from the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century illuminated manuscript.
Don Carlo Gesualdo: Peccantem me quotidie
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Jeremy Summerly and several colleagues founded the Oxford Camerata in 1984.
Jean Françaix: Marche triomphale
London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ
Jean René Désiré Françaix (1912 - 1997) was a French neo-classical composer.
W.A. Mozart: Laudate Dominum ~ Solemn Vespers, K. 339
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Kurt Eichhorn
Lucia Popp, soprano
Laudate Dominum comes from the Solemn Vespers of the Confessor.
Herbert Howells: All my hope on God is founded
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; The Wallace Collection
Stephen Cleobury
Benjamin Bayl, organ
Howells' son, Michael, born in 1925 and died of spinal meningitis in 1935. This hymn tune was dedicated to his memory.
Emma Lou Diemer: Many and Great, O God, are thy Things
Frances Nobert, organ
This hymn-prelude is based on a Native American melody.
Jonathan Harvey: I love the Lord
Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
Jack Ellison, treble; Stephen Taylor, alto; Benedict Linton, tenor
The British composer Jonathan Harvey wrote this work in 1976.
Traditional, arr. John Rutter: Jesus Christ is risen today
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the St. Thomas Brass
John Scott
John Scott has been Director of Music at St. Thomas' Church, Fifth Avenue, New York since 2004.
Johann Pachelbel: Ciaccona in D minor
Marilyn Mason, organ
The organ Dr. Mason is playing is the Fisk "Marilyn Mason" organ at the University of Michigan which was designed in her honor.
Sir William Harris: Faire is the heaven
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Sir William Harris was an English musician who was Organist of St. George's Chapel, Windsor from 1933.
Anton Bruckner: Ecce sacerdos magnus
Corydon Singers, Matthew Best
Thomas Trotter, organ
"Ecce sacerdos magnus" translates as "Behold a great priest". Bruckner's version is arranged for SATB choir, three trombones and organ.
Here's the full score.

Max Reger: Toccata in D minor, Op. 59 No. 5
Andrew Lucas, organ
The sumptuous organ and acoustics of St. Paul's Cathedral,
London always render Reger's waves of fast moving notes like clouds of incense. Great stuff!
J.S. Bach: Cantata 166, "Wo gehest du hin?"
Leonhardt Consort; Tolzer Knabenchor; Collegium Vocale Gent
Gustav Leonhardt
Christoph Wegmann, soprano; Paul Esswood, countertenor; Kurt Equiluz, tenor; Max van Egmond, bass
"Where goest Thou?" was written for the fourth Sunday after Easter.
George Frideric Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 03, "Have mercy upon
me" (Psalm 51)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, Harry Christophers
Lynne Dawson, soprano; Ian Partridge, tenor
After Handel's opera ventures fell on hard times he was employed by James Bridges, Duke of Chandos.
Max Reger: Chorale Fantasia on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", Op. 27
Martin Welzel, organ
Yes! Two pieces by Reger this morning. I am crazy about both the music and the Klais Organ in Trier Cathedral.
Anton Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor
Corydon Singers and Orchestra, Matthew Best
Juliet Booth, soprano; Jean Rigby, contralto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Gwynne Howell, bass
The Mass in F minor dates from 1867.