What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, January 12, 2014
Date: January 11, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday morning from 8 until 11 a.m. eastern.
Also on Sunday evenings you can hear more choral music both sacred and secular on Wavelengths and Peaceful Reflections
beginning at 9 p.m. eastern.
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Canzona alla francese: No. 5 La Bellerofonte (1645)
Rene Saorgin, organ
1581 Graziadio Antegnati organ in the Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia, Italy
Gregorian Chant: Jesu dulcis memoria
Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Cesar Franck: Panis angelicus
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Boys' Choir
Placido Domingo, tenor
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was Organist of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. The
Dominican Sisters have their convent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This vintage recording
of Placido Domingo shows him in his prime long before he became the baritone and
orchestral conductor he currently is.
Francois Couperin: Dialogue sur la Voix humaine ~ Messe pour les Couvents
Michel Chapuis, organ
The 1772 Isnard organ at St. Maximin La Sainte Beaume, France
Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: A Song of Wisdom
Washington Memorial Chapel Choir, Peter Richard Conte
Matthew Glandorf, organ
Couperin wrote two masses for organ. Each section of the mass
has its own distinctive musical style and selection of stops. The 12th
century mystic and abbess Hildegard von Bingen spent most of her life
as an enclosed religious. This recording of the Washington Memorial Chapel
Choir dates back to 1991 when Peter Richard Conte, now the Grand Court Organist
of Wanamakers' (Macy's), was their director of music. He re-established the choir of
men and boys in 1986.
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Dearest Jesus, we are here" BWV 754
Christopher Herrick, organ
Metzler organ in Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Gregorian Chant: Beata viscera
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Nigra sum and Vineam meam non custodivi
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
The Bach trio sounds deceptively simple to play. It isn't. It is akin to walking a
tight-tope for most organists. "Beata viscera" is taken from a CD featuring Alessandro
Striggio's monumental Mass for 40-60 voices. The texts for Palestrina's motets come
from the Song of Solomon, chapter 1, verses 4-5.
John Plummer: Anna Mater Matris Christi
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Henry Purcell: Blow up the trumpet in Sion
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Laurence Cummings, organ
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (The "Little Fugue")
Michael Murray, organ
Gabriel Kney Organ, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Oxford Camerata was founded in 1984. The Sixteen has made
eighty recordings since its founding in 1977. Gabriel Kney (1929-)
is a Canadian organ builder who is based in London, Ontario.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 124, "Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor;
Andreas Weller, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
Masaaki Suziki founded Bach Collegium Japan in 1990. The group consists
of a chorus and instrumentalists who are devoted to music of the Baroque period.
Jules Van Nuffel: Te Deum
Choir of St. Rombaux Cathedral, Malines, Belgium; Art of Brass
Johan van Bouwelen
Peter Pieters, organ
Jules Van Nuffel (1883-1953), a Belgian composer, was affiliated with St. Rumbolt's
Cathedral where he collaborated with Flor Peeters, the celebrated organist and composer.
Carl Maria von Weber: Mass No. 2 in G, Op. 76
Vancouver Chamber Choir; CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Jon Washburn
Henriette Schellenberg, soprano; Laverne G'Froerer, mezzo-soprano;
Keith Boldt, tenor; George Roberts, baritone
Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) was one of the first composers of the Romantic
period. His Mass in G major or Jubelmesse dates from 1818-1819.
W.A. Mozart: Mass in C, K. 66 "Domenicus"
Leipzig Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Kegel
Edith Mathis, soprano; Rosemarie Lang, contralto;
Uwe Heilmann, tenor; Jan-Hendrik Rootering, bass
Mozart wrote his Missa Solemnis in C in 1769 when he was a mere thirteen years
old. The composition was written for the ordination of the son of the Mozart family's
landlord who took the name Pater Dominicus.
Louis Vierne: Triptych for Organ, Op. 58
Pierre Cochereau, organ
Louis Vierne was organist at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris from 1900 to his death at the
organ console in 1937. Pierre Cochereau was one of his successors. He was Organiste Titulaire
from 1955 to 1984.