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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 30, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Marcel Grandjany: Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Organ, Op. 19
Jon Gillock, organ; Kathleen Bride: Harp
Healey Willan: Magnificat
Chor Leoni Men's Choir, Diane Loomer
Gregorian chant: Antiphon "In Paradisum" and Psalm 121
Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Marcel Grandjany (1891–1975) was a French-born American composer and harpist.
American-born choral director Diane Loomer (1940-2012) founded Vancouver-based
men's chorus Chor Leoni. The Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz made a recording
in 2008 which went triple platinum in Austria.
George Frideric Handel: Largo ~ Xerxes
John Longhurst, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah
Felix Mendelssohn: Laudate pueri, Op. 39 No. 2
Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt
William Steffe: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Washington Men's Camerata, Thomas Beveridge
Donald Sutherland, organ; Michael Patterson, piano
The organ builder G. Donald Harrison (1889-1956) considered the organ
in the Mormon Tabernacle one of his finest works. The Chamber Choir of Europe
was founded in 1997. The Washington Men's Camerata was been delighting audiences
in the nation's capital since 1984.
Alexandre Guilmant: March on Handel's "Lift up your heads", Op. 15
Jane Watts, organ
Lewis organ in Kelvinrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Ennio Morricone: Nella Fantasia
Turtle Creek Chorale, Timothy Seelig
Robert Lowry: Shall We Gather at the River
Anonymous 4
Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911) was a French organist who taught
Marcel Dupre among others. The Italian composer Ennio Morricone (1928-)
has written music for over 500 movies and television series. We associate Anonymous
4 with their exquisite singing of plainchant. But as we will hear this morning Anonymous
4 sings early American music very convincingly.
Georg Philipp Telemann: Chorale Prelude on "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star"
Jorgen Ernst Hansen, organ
1956 Marcussen organ in Holmens Church, Copenhagen
Anonymous: Alleluya: Ave Maris Gratia Plena
Canty, Rebecca Tavener
Spiritual: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Northwest Boychoir, Joseph Crnko
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was mostly self-taught as a musician.
He was a friend of J.S. Bach and godfather to Bach's son Carl Philipp Emmanuel.
Canty is a Scottish early music ensemble. The Northwest Boychoir will be performing
at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, July 2
at 7:30 p.m.
J.S. Bach: Missa Brevis in F, BWV 233
Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon
Pygmalion has earned a well-deserved reputation for being one of the world's finest interpretors
of Bach's choral works.
Healey Willan: Hymn: Anthem on "Ye watchers and ye holy ones"
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
Matthew Larkin, organ
Dr. Healey Willan emigrated to Canada in 1913 and from 1921 served as director of music at
Toronto's Church of Saint Mary Magdalene.
W.A. Mozart: Mass No. 14 in C, K. 317 "Coronation"
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Eugen Jochum
Edda Moser, soprano; Julia Hamari, mezzo-soprano;
Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Having Nicolai Gedda and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau on the same Mozart recording is simply sublime.
Imant Raminsh: Magnificat
Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn
Sandra Graham, mezzo-soprano
Latvian-born composer Imant Raminsh (1943-) emigrated to Canada in 1948. His Magnificat dates
from 1990.
Anonymous: Selections ~ Missa Petite Camusette
Hilliard Ensemble
The Hilliard Ensemble was finded in 1974. It specializes in early music.
J.S. Bach
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Frederick Swann, organ
Rufatti organ in the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
Dr. Swann was for many years organist of New York City's Riverside Church.