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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, May 19, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music for boys' voices this week.
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Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
William Henry Monk, arr. Robert Prizeman: Abide With Me
Libera, Robert Prizeman
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: A Song of Wisdom
James Jirtle, treble; James Lazenby, piano
Maurice Duruflé: Scherzo, Op. 2
Todd Wilson, organ
The Schudi organ in Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, Dallas, Texas
Libera is a British boy band well-known both inside and outside of the
United Kingdom. James Lazenby is the Titular Organist of St. Benedict's
Anglican Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Todd Wilson is an American
organist who hails from Toledo, Ohio.
Michael Haydn: Dixit Dominus ~ Vespers
American Boychoir, James Litton
Franz Schubert: Agnus dei ~ Mass No. 2 in G, D. 167
Vienna Boys' Choir; Chorus Viennensis;
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bruno Weil
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger: Adagio ~ Organ Sonata No. 2
Wolfgang Rubsam, organ
Rieger organ in St. Fulda Cathedral, Germany
The American Boychoir is the only residential non-church affiliated choir school
in the United States. Emperor Maximilian I founded The Vienna Boys Choir in 1498.
Joseph Rheinberger was a German composer who lived from 1839-1901.
Gregorio Allegri and Tommaso Bai: Miserere mei, Deus
Choir of Westminster Abbey, Martin Neary
Allegri's setting of Psalm 51 dates from 1638. A young Mozart
heard the work performed in the Sistine Chapel and wrote it down
from memory defying the Pope's ban on doing so.
Healey Willan: Prelude on Aberystwyth
Patrick Wedd, organ
Casavant Organ (1914, 1995) of the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal
Casavant Freres has been building pipe organs in its St. Hyacinthe,  Quebec plant since 1879.
Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
Thomas Herford, treble
Organist George Thalben Ball and treble Ernest Lough recorded
this work in 1927 to great acclaim.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 34, "O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe"
Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld
Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Frederick Urrey, tenor; 
Christopheren Nomura, baritone
The German title translates as "O fire everlasting, o fountain of love".
This cantata was written for the First Day of Pentecost.
Alan Hovhaness: Simple Mass, Op. 282
Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson
Alan Hovhaness (1911–June 21) was an American composer
of Armenian and Scottish descent.
Cesar Franck: Chorale No. 3 in A minor
David MacDonald, organ
Casavant organ at the Basilica of Notre Dame du Cap, Cap de La Madeleine, Quebec
Cesar Franck wrote three chorales for organ. These are lengthy, rather elaborate
musical compositions as opposed to the chorale prelude form which is much shorter.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Salisburgensis
Musica Antiqua of Cologne; Gabrieli Consort & Players
Reinhard Goebel; Paul McCreesh
Biber's Mass is one of the largest polychoral works extant from the Baroque period.
It was written for the 1100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Cathedral in 1682.