What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, January 26, 2014
Date: January 25, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday morning from 8 until 11 a.m. eastern on The Classical Station.
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.
Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat in G minor, RV 610
La Maitrise Boreale; La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire
Lynne Dawson, soprano; James Bowman, counter-tenor;
John Elwes, tenor; Stephen Varcoe, baritone
Vivaldi wrote several settings of the Magnificat or Song of Mary. RV 610 dates from approximately 1717.
Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium
Taverner Consort and Choir, Andrew Parrott
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) composed his forty part (eight five part choirs) motet in response to the
forty part motet "Ecce beatam lucem" brought to London by the Italian composer Alessandro Striggio in 1567.
John Rutter: The Falcon
Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral; Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
Andrew Lucas, organ
Rutter's first large scale composition, The Falcon, had its first performance in 1969 in King's College, Cambridge.
For the text and detailed notes see http://christ.org.tw/articles/articles/john_rutter.htm
Max Reger: Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor
Martin Welzel, organ
Johannes Klais Organ, Trier Cathedral
Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (1873–1916) taught George Szell the late conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 72, "Alles nur nach Gottes willen"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium
Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
Cantata 72 was written for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and first performed on January 27, 1726.
Manuel Arenzana: Mass
Mexico City Chorus and Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Jaurez Echenique
Irasema Terrazas, soprano; Gabriela Thierry, mezzo-soprano;
Flavio Becerra, tenor; Jorge Cozatl, bass; Ivan Juarez, bass
Mexican composer Manuel Arenzana (1762-1821) was director of music at Cathedral of San Francisco in Puebla, Mexico from 1792 to 1821.
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata in F minor, Op. 65 No. 1
Carole Terry, organ
Ladegast organ in the Cathedral at Schwerin, Germany
Mendelssohn's Six Organ Sonatas earned him 60 pounds when published in 1845. That is approximately $4,500 in 2014 dollars.
Josef Haydn: Missa in tempore belli ("Mass in Time of War")
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Joann Lunn, soprano; Sara Mingardo, alto;
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor; Brindley Sherratt, bass
Haydn's Mass No. 10 in C major had its first performance on September 29, 1797. Sometimes called "Paukenmesse" because of the use of tympani it is the best-loved of Haydn's fourteen mass settings.
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 "The Wedge"
Michael Murray, organ
Schnitger organ in St. Michael's Church, Zwolle, Netherlands
"The Wedge" refers to shape of the fugue in this great masterwork.