What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, November 3, 2013
Date: November 2, 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Music for All Saints and All Souls this Sunday. If you have never heard
the music of James Whitbourn and Francis Pott before, you are in for a treat.
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Ralph Vaughan Williams: For All the Saints
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
John Rutter: Psalm 150
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Choir of Gonville and Caius College;
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury
Ashley Grote, organ
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Festival Te Deum
Choir of Westminster Abbey
We observe the solemnity of All Saints with the words of Bishop William
Walsham How hymn "For all the saints" sung to Ralph Vaughan Williams'
grand hymn tune "Sine Nomine". John Rutter's setting of Psalm 150 was
commissioned for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. Vaughan
Williams Festival Te Deum dates from 1937.
Anonymous: Pange lingua
Kenneth Gilbert, organ
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Justorum animae, Op. 38
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo a 10
Gregg Smith Singers; Texas Boys Choir;
Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble; Gabrieli Consort "La Fenice", Vittorio Negri
E. Power Biggs, organ
Le Livre d'orgue de Montreal is an 18th manuscript brought over
from France to Montreal in 1724 by Jean Girard, a Suplician monk.
"Justorum animae" translates as "Souls of the Righteous". Giovanni
Gabrieli (1557–1612) was appointed director of music at San Marco,
Venice in 1585.
Sir William Harris: Prelude in E flat
Todd Wilson, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
Richard Rodney Bennett: A Colloquy with God
New York Polyphony
Pierre Villette: Hymne a la Vierge
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland
Institute of Music. "A Colloquy with God" is the last work composed
by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett who died on Christmas Eve 2012. We
anticipate Christmas with the "Hymn to the Virgin" by French composer
Pierre Villette (1926-1998).
Francis Pott: Ubi caritas
Commotio, Matthew Berry
Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Guildford Cathedral Choir, Andrew Millington
Peter Wright, organ
Francis Pott (1957- ) was a chorister at New College, Oxford and
went on to sing at Temple Church and Winchester Cathedral. Samuel
Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876), was the son of Samuel Wesley (1766-1837),
also a composer.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 163, "Nur jedem das Seine"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Aki Yanagisawa, soprano; Akira Tachikawa, alto;
Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Stephan Schreckenberger, bass
Cantata 163 "To each only his due!" was first performed on
November 24, 1715. It is scored for strings and continuo.
James Whitbourn: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale)
Commotio, Matthew Berry
Christopher Gillett, tenor; Henry Parkes, organ
James Whitbourn (1963-) wrote his Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
for King's College, Cambridge. Hence the setting is styled as Collegium
Regale or for King's College.
Charles Gounod: Messe Chorale
Vocal Ensemble of Lausanne, Michel Corboz
Marie-Claire Alain, grand organ of the Cathedral of Lausanne;
Daniel Fuchs, choir organ
The Messe Chorale or Quatrieme Messe Solonnelle for chorus and
two organs dates from 1888.
Maurice Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9
Atlanta Sacred Chorale; Chamber Music Atlanta; Eric Nelson
Bruce Neswick, organ
Maurice Durufle (1902-1986) was one of those fastidious composers
who probably destroyed more of his compositions than he permitted
to be published. His Requiem was commissioned in 1947 by the publisher
Alexandre Guilmant: Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 50
Ben van Oosten, organ
Cavaille-Coll-Organ at St. Ouen, Rouen
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was organist of Eglise de la Trinite in Paris