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What's on Great Sacred Music, September 22, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Great Sacred Music
Every Sunday 8-11 a.m. eastern
 
08:02:00
Leo Sowerby: Requiescat in pace
Catharine Crozier, organ
Aeolian-skinner Organ in Saint John's Chapel of the Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts
 
William Crotch: How dear are thy counsels
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
 
Charles Wood: Hail, gladdening light
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow
 
Catharine Crozier (1914-2003) was one of the leading organ recitalists of her generation. William
Crotch (1775–1847) was a Professor of Music at Oxford University. We lost Richard Marlow last
June. He was a modest gentleman but brilliant choral conductor as you will hear in his choir's
rendition of "Hail, gladdening light".
 
08:17:35
Franz Liszt: Andante religioso
Robert Parkins, organ
Aeolian organ in Duke Chapel, Durham, North Carolina
 
William Henry Monk: Abide with me
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
 
Dr. Robert Parkins is Professor of the Practice of Music (organ) and University Organist
at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. "Abide with me" can be found on Volume 2
of Wells Cathedral Choir's 5 CD set entitled "The English Hymn".
 
08:29:00
Pierre de la Rue: Missa de Septem Doloribus
Ars Antiqua de Paris, Michel Sanvoisin
 
Pierre de la Rue (c.1460-1518) who lived in Burgundy wrote thirty-masses. The Mass of
the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin is scored for five voices.
 
09:01:17
J.S. Bach: Motet No. 5: "Komm, Jesu, komm", BWV 229
Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn
 
We do not know the occasion for which Bach wrote this motet. The text is by Paul
Thymich. The work is scored for double choir.
 
09:11:06
Cesar Franck: Final in B flat, Op. 21
Michael Murray, organ
The Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sernin Basilica, Toulouse
 
Cesar Franck was Titular Organist of St. Clothilde Church, Paris from 1856-1890.
His Final features a splashy pedal solo or two and was dedicated to Louis James
Alfred Lefébure-Wély who was organist at St. Sulpice Church, Paris.
 
09:23:31
Josef Haydn: The Creation
Tafelmusik; Tolzer Knabenchor, Bruno Weil
Ann Monoyios, soprano; Jorg Hering, tenor;
Harry van der Kamp, bass
 
Apparently Haydn was inspired to write The Creation after hearing Handel's oratorio Israel
in Egypt whilst in London. Whatever the inspiration, The Creation is considered by most
musicians to be one of his finest compositions.