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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, May 12, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music for women's voices this Sunday. Happy Mother's Day!
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Stuart Stotts, arr. J. David Moore: Music in My Mother's House
Women's Voices Chorus, Mary Lycan
Plainchant: Chants for First Light
Anonymous 4
Leon Boellmann: Priere a Notre-Dame ~ Suite Gothique
Daniel Chorzempa, organ
Gress-Miles Organ of the Cadets' Chapel, West Point
Music in My Mother's House reminds me of my grandparents at the piano and saxophone
on a Sunday evening. Happy memories. The renowned women's ensemble Anonymous 4
sings plainchant from Los Huelgas Codex, c. 1300. Leon Boellman (1862-97) wrote a small
number of organ compositions of which Suite Gothique is the best known.
Anonymous, 14th century: Ave tu plena
Women of St. James Schola, James Savage
Anonymous: Credo ~ Messe de Tournai
Trio Mediaeval
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom
Himmel herunter, BWV 650, Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Dr. Savage and the Schola are part of the distinguished music program at St. James'
Cathedral, Seattle, Washington. Trio Mediaeval was founded in Oslo, Norway, in 1997.
"Kommst du nun" is one of six Schubler chorale preludes Bach wrote. It dates from the last years of his life.
Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima virga (excerpt)
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Malle Babbe Women’s Choir of Haarlem, Holland
Leny van Schaik
Daniel E. Gawthrop: Nocturne
Mary Mozelle, organ
The Mander organ in the Princeton University Chapel
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a writer, composer, philosopher,
Christian mystic and Benedictine abbess. This arrangement of Jesu, Joy of
Man's Desiring  was written for a cappella choir by Margaret Dryburgh and Norah
Chambers while interned in a Japanese women's prison camp during World War II.
Indiana-born Daniel Gawthorp (1949- ) composed mainly choral music.
Nicolas Clérambault: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Les Demoiselles De Saint-Cyr, Emmanuel Mandrin
Emmanuel Mandrin, organ
Gregorian chant: Gradual: Angelis Suis
Benedictine Nuns of Saint Michael Abbey, Kergonan
Canon Jeanneteau
Leo Sowerby: Fantasy for Flute Stops
Catharine Crozier, organ
The Aeolian-skinner Organ in Saint John's Chapel of the Groton School,
Groton, Massachusetts
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676–1749) was organist at historic Eglise
St. Sulpice in Paris. The Abbey Church of Saint Michel is located in Kergonan
in Brittany, France. Catharine Crozier (1914-2003) was one of the great virtuoso
organists of the latter part of the 20th century.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 183, "Sie werden euch in den Bann tun ... "
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Gerd Turk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
This cantata translated as "They will put you under banishment" was written for the Sunday after
the Ascension. The unusual instrumentation features oboe, oboe d'amore, oboe da caccia
and violoncello piccolo
Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat mater in F minor
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
French-Canadian Marie-Nicole Lemieux's sublime contralto voice and Vivaldi's emotionally-wrenching
setting of the Stabat Mater text is a powerful combination.
Arvo Part: Te Deum
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallin Chamber Orchestra
Tonu Kaljuste
The Te Deum for chorus, string orchestra and tape dates from 1984–1985 with a revision in 1992.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives
National Choir & Orchestra of Lyon, Serge Baudo
Monica Pick-Hieronimi, soprano; James
Anderson, tenor; Victor von Halem, bass
Beethoven wrote his dramatic oratorio in the fall of 1802.