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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 14, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
An all French program this week to celebrate Bastille Day.
Rob Kennedy
Host of Great Sacred Music
Sundays, 8-11 a.m. eastern
Francois Couperin: Offertoire ~ Messe pour les Couvents
Philippe Lefebvre, organ
Clicquot organ in Saint-Gervais de Paris
Cesar Franck: Panis angelicus
Accentus, Laurence Equilbey
Pavol Breslik, tenor; Sonia Wieder-Atherton,
cello; Daniel Maurer, organ
Dominique Phinot: O sacrum convivium
The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
Francois Couperin Le Grand (1668-1733) came from a distinguished line
of musicians. French conductor Laurence Equilbey (1962 -) is critically
acclaimed for her choral work with the ensemble she founed, Accentus.
Dominique Phinot (1510-1561) wrote his motet O Sacrum Convivium for
double choir as the Anitphon for Second Vespers of the Feast of Corpus Christi.
Jean Françaix: Marche triomphale
London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Psalm 112
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
Guillaume de Machaut: Sanctus ~ La Messe de Nostre Dame
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Jean René Désiré Françaix (1912-1997) studied with Nadia Boulanger.
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) was christened Giovanni Batista Lulli
when he was born in Florence, Italy. The Oxford Camerata was founded
in 1984. 
Louis Vierne: Berceuse ~ 24 Pieces en style libre
Peter Hurford, organ
Reiger organ in Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany
Gabriel Faure: Ave Maria, Op.93
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow
Hector Berlioz: Veni creator
Montreal Symphony Chorus, Charles Dutoit
Andree de Repentigny, soprano I; Darquise
Bilodeau, soprano II; Maren Nelson, contralto
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) died while playing a recital on the
great organ of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Maurice Durufle
was at his side. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) linked Romanticism
with Modernism. Berlioz' Veni Creator is scored for women's voices.
Jehan Alain: Litanies
Eric Lebrun, organ
Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy: Magnificat
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) came from a musical family which included
his sister, the organist, Marie-Claire Alain. Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (1633-1694)
was an expert organ builder.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 107, "Was willst du dich betruben"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Matthew White, alto;
Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
Cantata 107 was first performed on 23 July 1724, the seventh Sunday after Trinity. 
Georges Bizet: Te Deum
Choeur Regional Nord - Pas-de-Calais; Orchestre National de Lille
Jean-Claude Casadesus
Katarina Jovanovic, soprano; Philippe Do, tenor
Alexandre César Léopold Bizet (1838-1875) wrote his early Te Deum as an entry
in Le Prix de Rome in 1857. He won the competition.
Cesar Franck: Chorale No. 1 in E
Andre Isoir, organ
Cavaille-Coll organ in Lucon Cathedral
Cavaille-Coll organs are famous for their lush foundation stops and thrilling reeds.
Hector Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22
European Community Youth Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus;
London Philharmonic Choir, Claudio Abbado
Francisco Araiza, tenor; Martin Haselbock, organ
Hector Berlioz' Te Deum was first performed in St. Eustache Church, Paris, with
approximately 950 performers.
Alexandre Guilmant: Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 56
Ben van Oosten, organ
Cavaille-Coll-Organ in St. Ouen, Rouen
Alexandre Guilamnt (1837-1911) played the organ at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904.
 That organ later became the core of the famed Wanamker organ.