What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 9, 2013
Date: June 8, 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music performed by cathedral choirs this week. May I ask a favor of you?
As you come across anthems, motets, oratorios and organ music which
you think might work on Great Sacred Music, please send me details.
I am always on the lookout for new pieces to play, especially if they are
somewhat off the beaten track. Thanks for your calls, emails and Facebook
comments. Much appreciated.
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Ernest Bullock: Give us the wings of faith
Guildford Cathedral Choir, Andrew Millington
John Tavener: A Hymn to the Mother of God
Cathedral Choir of St. James, James Savage
Pablo Bruna: Tiento sobre la letania de la Virgen
Francis Chapelet, organ
The organ of the Collegiate Church of Covarrubias, Spain
Guildford Cathedral is a new cathedral whose cornerstone
was laid in 1936. Sir John Tavener (1944- ) wrote A Hymn
to the Mother of God in 1985. Pablo Bruna (1611-1679)
was a blind Spanish organist and composer.
Luigi Cherubini: Veni, Jesu, amor mi
The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx
Herbert Howells: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders
Mark Blatchly, organ
Juan Bautista José Cabanilles: Corrente Italiana
Sean McCarthy, organ
Played on the Randal Dyer & Associates organ at
Queen of Peace Church, Ocala, Florida
The late Richard Proulx (1937-2010) was one of
America's top 10 choral conductors. Herbert Howells
studied at Gloucester Cathedral with organist Herbert Brewer.
Sean McCarthy plays Randall Dyer & Associates' Opus 58 which
they installed in 1993.
Clement Cotterill Scholefield: The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Christopher Dearnley, organ
Francisco Guerrero: Hei mihi, Domine
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
Johannes Brahms: Chorale Prelude, Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, Op. 122 No. 5
Todd Wilson, organ
The Aeolian-Skinner organ, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
We don't often hear evening hymns any more. St. Clement captures
the peaceful end of day mood perfectly. James O'Donnell was Master
of the Music at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in London before he
moved to Westminster Abbey in 2000. Ohio native Todd Wilson
is one of America's foremost concert organists.
Thomas Weelkes: When David Heard
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: For Lo, I Raise Up, Op. 145
Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt
Paul Trepte, organ
Jehan Alain: Postlude pour l'Office de Complies
Raphaele Garreau de Labarre, organ
Organ of Eglise Saint Maximin, Thionville, France
Dondaine 1792/Sauvage 1851/Dalstein-Haerpfer 1872/Staudt 1913/Alfred Kern 1969/Daniel Kern 1988
Tudor composer Thomas Weelkes captures the anguish of King David
in this setting of the text from 2 Samuel 18:33. Paul Trepte studied organ
with Donald Hunt and is presently Organist of Ely Cathedral. French composer
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) was killed in World War II. He was the brother of the
celebrated organist Marie-Claire Alain.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 76, "Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Midori Suzuki, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Gerd Turk, tenor; Chiyuki Urano, bass
Bach's Cantata 76 contains 14 movements and was written for the Second Sunday after Trinity.
Zavel Zilberts: Psalm 137
Neimah Singers; Schola Hebraeica, Neil Levin
Alberto Mizrahi, tenor
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ
This setting of the text "By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept" dates from 1905.
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536
Wolfgang Rubsam, organ
1692 Arp Schnitger organ, Martinikerk, Gronigen, Netherlands
Professor Rubsam (1946- ) has more than 130 recordings to his credit including
2 complete sets of the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
George Frideric Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 10, "The Lord is my light"
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir David Willcocks
April Cantelo, soprano; Ian Partridge, tenor;
Andrew Davis, organ continuo
Handel wrote his 11 Chandos anthems whilst on the staff of James Brydges before
he was styled Duke of Chandos.
Felix Mendelssohn: Magnificat
Berlin Singakademie; Berlin State Orchestra, Dietrich Knothe
Carola Nossek, soprano; Elisabeth Wilke, contralto;
Jurgen Freier, baritone
Mendelssohn wrote hundreds of sacred choral works most of which are rarely heard
unlike his well-known oratorios Elijah and Saint Paul.