What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 2, 2013
Date: June 1, 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music performed by collegiate choirs this Sunday. Our featured full length work in Hour 3
is Louis Spohr's The Last Judgement. I have never performed this piece. Have any of you
ever heard it performed or have sung in a performance of it? I have always loved Spohr's music.
He tends to be overshadowed by folks like Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann since he straddled
the classical and romantic periods.
Thanks for supporting Great Sacred Music and The Classical Station. Have a wonderful weekend.
Great Sacred Music (Sundays: 8-11 a.m.)
The Classical Station
Kievo-Pechersky Chant: Blessed is the Man
Alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus, Denis Mickiewicz
Rihards Dubra: Oculus Non Vidit
Cambridge Chorale, Michael Kibblewhite
Robert Schumann: Sketch in D flat ~ 4 Sketches for Organ, Op. 58
Michael Farris, organ
The Fisk organ in Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
The Yale Russian Chorus is a male ensemble which was founded in 1953
by Denis Mickiewicz. Rihards Dubra (1964- ) is a Latvian composer. C.B. Fisk, Inc.
is a Gloucester, Massachusetts based organ builder.
William Henry Monk: Abide with me
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
Bruce Blyth, treble; Richard Farnes, organ
John Rutter: Wedding Canticle (Psalm 128)
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Stewart French, guitar; Daniel Pailthorpe, flute
Louis Vierne: Epitaph
Simon Lindley, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ in Leeds Parish Church
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge was founded by King
Henry VIII in 1441 to provide daily sung services in his chapel
at Cambridge. John Rutter (1945- ) has a strong North Carolina
connection since one of his publishers is Hinshaw Music of Chapel
Hill. Simon Lindley was a classmate of mine at the Royal College of
Music. He has been organist of Leeds Parish Church since 1975.
Thomas Weelkes: Alleluia, I heard a voice
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
Samuel Wesley: Ave Regina caelorum
Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber
Camille Saint-Saëns: Berceuse in E, Op. 105
Joachim Dorfmuller, organ
Klais organ in Altenberg Cathedral
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) was organist of Chichester Cathedral
from 1601-1623. While Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) came from a
Methodist family, he converted to Catholicism later in life. Camille
Saint Saens (1835-1921) was organist of the Eglise Madeleine in Paris
and renowned for his brilliant improvisations.
Amy Beach: Lord of All Being, Op. 146
Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville
Erica Johnson, organ
Charles Marie Widor: Marche pontificale ~ Symphony No. 1
Jane Parker-Smith, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ of Coventry Cathedral
Dr. Murray Forbes Somerville (1947- ) was organ scholar at New
College, Oxford, under Dr. David Lumsden. Jane Parker-Smith studied
with Jean Langlais in Paris after completing her studies at the Royal College of Music.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 39, "Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot"
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Gillian Keith, soprano; Wilke te Brummelstroete, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Dietrich Henschel, bass
Bach's Cantata 39, written for the First Sunday after Trinity, has as its theme feeding the poor.
Franz Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G, D. 167
Vienna Boys' Choir; Chorus Viennensis;
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bruno Weil
Arno Hartmann, organ
Schubert composed his G major mass in one week in 1815.
Louis Spohr: The Last Judgement
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; South German Radio Choir,
Mitsuko Shirai, soprano; Marjana Lipovsek,mezzo-soprano;
Josef Protschka, tenor; Matthias Holle, bass
Louis Spohr (1784-1859) wrote his oratorio The Last Judgement in 1826.