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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 7, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Mostly American composers and performers as we bring your Independence Day
weekend to a close.
 
You can hear more choral and organ music on Peaceful Reflections which
airs from 10-midnight eastern time.
 
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Msic
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08:00:40
J.S. Bach: Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
Wilhelm Krumbach, organ
 
Spiritual: Deep River
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Reuben Thomas, bass
 
Amy Beach: Agnus dei ~ Grand Mass in E flat
Michael May Festival Chorus, Michael May
Elaine Bunse, soprano; Barbara Schramm, mezzo-soprano;
Paul Rogers, tenor; Leonard Jay Gould, bass;
Daniel Beckwith, organ
 
Wilhelm Krumbach (1937-2005) was one of the scholars who
discovered a collection of Bach's organ music in the acrhives of
Yale University. John Rutter read music at Clare College, Cambridge
and was music director there from 1975 to 1979. Amy Beach
(1867-1944) was the first American female composer of large scale works.
 
08:18:13
Herbert Howells: Saraband (in modo elegiaco)
Robert Benjamin Dobey, organ
The Roosevelt-Schantz organ, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, NY
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu ~ Requiem
Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley
Elena Barrett, soprano I; Emma Clune, soprano II
 
John Tavener: Funeral Ikos
Clerestory
 
The three Englishmen represent quite different generations. Howells (1892-1983)
is best known for his exquisite church music. Lloyd Webber (1948-) gained fame
with his musicals which were a huge commercial success. Tavener (1944-) writes
in a minimalist style as we shall hear in "Funeral Ikos".
 
08:35:14
Dan Locklair: The Peace May Be Exchanged ~ Rubrics
William J. Weisser, organ
1962 Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Phillip's Cathedral, Atlanta, Georgia
 
Ned Rorem: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Concora, Richard Coffey
 
Daniel Castellanos: Eternal Light
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
 
Dan Locklair (1949-) is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at
Wake Forest University. Ned Rorem (1923-) is a Pulitzer Prize winning composer
justly renowned for his songs. Daniel Castellanos (1995-) wrote Eternal Light, which
sets a text by Alcuin of York, at the request of John Scott, Director of Music and Organist
of St. Thomas Church, New York City.

08:47:53
Louis Vierne: Toccata ~ Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 53
Peter Richard Conte, organ
Wanamaker Organ in Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia
 
Gregorian Chant: Ave, maris stella
Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings
 
Rene Clausen: Set me as a seal
Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy
 
The critcially acclaimed recitalist Peter Richard Conte has been
the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's, Center City,
Philadelphia since 1989. Chanticleer, a professional men's choir, is based in
San Francisco. Dr. René Clausen (1953-) graduated from St. Olaf College. He
is Professor of Music at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
 
08:59:43
J.S. Bach: Cantata 170, "Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust"
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
 
Jeanne Lamon (1949-) was born in New York City. She has been director of Toronto's early music ensemble Tafelmusik since 1981.
 
09:24:15
Elinor Remick Warren: The Harp Weaver
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Cracow
Bruce Ferden
Thomas Hampson, baritone
 
The Harp Weaver is a ballad by Edna Vincent St. Millay about a poor mother who dies weaving cloth for her child. 
 
09:42:54
W.A. Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman
Michael Maniaci, counter-tenor
Mozart wrote his Exsultate while visiting Milan in 1773.
 
10:00:05
Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C, Op. 86
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw
Henriette Schellenberg, soprano; 
Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano;
Jon Humphrey, tenor; Myron Myers, bass
 
Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II commissioned Beethoven to write his Mass in C major in 1807.
 
10:49:45
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Robert Burns King, organ
Andover organ, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
 
Dr. Robert Burns King was a Fulbright Scholar who studied in Paris with Jean Langlais and Maurice Durufle.