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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday from 8-11 a.m. eastern time on The Classical Station.
Johannes Brahms: Chorale Prelude, Schmucke dich, o liebe
Seele, Op. 122 No. 5
Todd Wilson, organ
The Aeolian-Skinner organ, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
Philip Stopford: If Ye Love Me
Utah State University Chamber Singers, Cory Evans
Jean Mouton: Adjutorium nostrum
Capilla Flamenca; La Caccia
The chorale-preludes of Opus 122 were written shortly before Brahms died.
Philip Stopford (1977-) is the director of the vocal ensemble Ecclesium. Jean
Mouton (1459-1522) the French court composer is tied to the Venetian school
through his pupil Adrian Willaert.
Johann Ludwig Krebs: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Edwin Swanborn, organ; Timothy Valentine, obbligato English horn
Noack organ in Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA
William McKie: We wait for thy loving kindness
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Andrew Lucas, organ
Harold Friedell: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
Choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
Samuel Carabetta
J. Dan Kiser, organ
Johann Ludwig Krebs(1713–1780) was taught by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Sir William McKie MVO (1901–1984) was the Organist and Master of the Choristers
at the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster from 1941-1963. Harold Friedell (1905-1958)
was a native of Jamaica, New York. He was organist of Calvary Episcpal Church and then St.
Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York.
Johannes Brahms: Es ist ein' ros' entsprungen
David Hill, organ
Willis organ in Westminster Cathedral
George Frideric Handel: Let thy hand be strengthened
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury
Joao Lourenco Rebelo: Qui habitat
The Sixteen/Christophers, Harry Christophers
I just had to fit in another Brahms chorale prelude for you. This one is "Lo,
how a Rose e'er blooming". Handel's "Let thy hand be strengthened" is one
of four coronation anthems which he wrote. Joao Lourenco Rebelo (1610–1665)
was a friend of King John IV of Portugal.
Claude Balbastre: Au jo deu de pubelle
Jacques van Ootmerssen, organ
1772 Robustelly organ in Sint Lambertus, Helmond, The Netherlands
Lennox Berkeley: The Lord is my Shepherd
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Michael Bloss, organ
Jules Van Nuffel: Super flumina Babylonis
Choir of St. Rombaux Cathedral, Malines, Belgium
Johan van Bouwelen
Peter Pieters, organ
Claude Balbastre (1724-1799) was organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
and one of the most famous musicians of his generation. Sir Lennox
Berkeley (1903-1989) studied with Maurice Ravel. Jule van Nuffel (1883-1953)
was director of the Lemmens Institue from 1918-1953.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 90, "Es reisset euch ein schrecklich ende"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; KnutSchoch, tenor;
Bas Ramselaar, bass
One translation of the German title for this week's cantata is "A horrible end
will carry you off". Otherwise it is a delightful work which was written for the
25th Sunday after Trinity.
W.A. Mozart: Missa brevis in C, K. 259 "Organ Solo"
Leipzig Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Kegel
Celestina Casapietra, soprano; Annelies Burmeister, alto;
Peter Schreier, tenor; Hermann Christian Polster, bass
Kochel 259 gets its nickname from the organ solo in the Benedictus movement.
Sir John Tavener: A Hymn for the Mother of God; Song for Athene
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
We lost one of the great composers of our generation this past week.
Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) wrote music which was known to lovers of
classical and sacred choral music for many years before his "Song of Athene"
was heard by a world-wide audience at Princess Diana's funeral in September 1997.
Juan Garcia de Salazar: Vespers of Our Lady
Ministriles de Marsias; Capilla Penaflorida, Josep Cabre
Juan Garcia de Salazar (1639-1710) was a composer of the Spanish baroque period.