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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 23, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
08:02:00
Dan Locklair: Epitaph
Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine, Robert Russell
Shirley Curry, pianos
 
Jane Marshall: Psalm 85, A Psalm of Peace
Turtle Creek Chorale, Timothy Seelig
 
Karl Jenkins: Trumpeting Organ Morgan
Carol Williams, organ
Stahlhuth organ in Dudelange, Luxembourg
 
Dan Locklair is a Professor of Music and the Composer-in-Residence
at Wake Forest University. The Turtle Creek Chorale based in Dallas, Texas
is a 225-voice men's chorus with 38 CDs to its credit. British-born organist
Carol Williams is the Civic Organist for the City of San Diego, California.
 
08:14:13
Giuseppe Verdi: Pater noster
Verdi Chorus of Milan, Riccardo Chailly
 
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, Grant Llewellyn
 
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Dearest Jesus, we are here"
Christopher Herrick, organ
Metzler organ in Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
 
Verdi wrote 'O Padre nostro' in 1880. Founded in Boston in 1815
the Handel & Haydn Society is America's oldest arts organization in
continous existence. Christpher Herrick (1942-) has recorded the complete
works of Bach on 16 CDs.
 
08:32:17
Charles Villiers Stanford: Eternal Father 
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Dr. Richard Marlow
 
John Knowles Paine: Sanctify us through thy truth ~ St. Peter
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra; Back Bay Chorale, Gunther Schuller
Jeanne Ommerle, soprano; D'Anna Fortunato,mezzo-soprano;
Paul Austin Kelly, tenor; David Evitts, baritone
 
Antonio de Cabezon: Diferencias on the Milanese Galliard
Robert Parkins, organ
Played on the Flentrop Organ at Duke University
 
Richard Marlow, Director of Music and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge,
died last Sunday at the age of 74. St. Peter by John Knowles Paine (1839–1906)
was America's first oratorio. Dr. Robert Parkins is University Organist and Professor
of the Practice of Music at Duke University.
 
08:47:47
John Rutter: Musica Dei donum
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, Rodney Wynkoop
Rebecca Troxler, flute
 
Lowell Mason: Nearer, my God, to thee
Cathedral Choral Society of Washington National Cathedral
J. Reilly Lewis
 
J.S. Bach: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig
Wilhelm Krumbach, organ
Taylor & Boody Organ, Yale University
 
John Rutter wrote Musica Dei Donum for Clare College, Cambridge.
It is scored for SATB choir and flute. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) wrote
over 1600 hymn tunes. This Bach chorale prelude is one of works discovered
by Professor Krumbach at Yale University in 1982. The University had acquired
the manuscripts from Lowell Mason in 1852.

09:02:28
J.S. Bach: Cantata 24, "Ein ungefarbt Gemute"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Midori Suzuki, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor;
Gerd Turk, tenor; Chiyuki Urano, bass
 
BWV 24 was written for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity and was first performed on June 20, 1723.
 
Sir William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Brighton Festival Chorus;
Collegium Musicum of London, Andre Previn
Benjamin Luxon, baritone
 
I think the list of musical forces says it all.
Baritone solo; Double mixed chorus (SSAATTBB); and Semi-chorus (SSAATTBB)
2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais (only if no saxophone), three clarinets in B-flat
(second doubling clarinet in E-flat, third doubling bass clarinet in B-flat), alto saxophone
in E-flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon; 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone
, tuba; timpani, 3 or 4 percussionists (side drum, tenor drum, bass drum, triangle, tambourine, castanets,
cymbals, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, wood block, whip, anvil); 2 harps; piano (optional); organ; and strings.
Two brass bands, each consisting of: 3 trumpets, and optionally 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba.
 
09:56:41
Johann Pachelbel: Toccata in C minor
Wolfgang Rubsam, organ
The Holzhey organ in the former monastery Church of SS. Peter and Paul.
 
One of Pachelbel's sons moved to America in 1734. Interesting connection with the composer
probably most famous for his Canon in D.
 
10:01:25
Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw
Ann Howard Jones, asst. conductor for choruses
Christine Goerke, soprano; Marietta Simpson,
mezzo-soprano; Victor Ledbetter, baritone
 
Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater was composed in 1925-1926.
Szymanowski used a Polish translation of the 13th Latin poem by Jacopone da Todi.
 
10:30:07
Leos Janacek: Mass in E flat
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
Andrew Reid, organ
Leos Janacek (1854-1928) never completed his Mass which he began in 1908.
It was preserved fortunately and completed by Paul Wingfield.
 
10:51:13
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
David Hill, organ
Henry Willis/Harrison and Harrison organ in Westminster Cathedral
 
I suspect that the Toccata and Fugue is the most popular of Bach's organ works.