What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, February 16, 2014
Date: February 15, 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.
Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory for Trumpet and Organ, Op. 62b
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Anthony Newman, organ
Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000) was named at birth as Alan Vaness Chakmakjian.
He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. His Prayer of St. Gregory dates from 1946.
Michael Praetorius: O Lord, rebuke me not
La Capella Ducale; Musica Fiata Koln, Roland Wilson
This setting of Psalm 6 was published in Praetorius' Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica in 1619.
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow
The choral setting of Barber's Adagio for Strings is his own arrangement which he published in 1967.
Alexander Grechaninov: Mass, Op. 166 "Et in terra pax"
Russian State Symphonic Cappella and Orchestra, Valery Polyansky
Anatoly Obraztsov, bass; Ludmila Golub, organ
Alexander Grechaninov (1864-1956) published his Mass "Et in terra pax" in 1942.
Leo Sowerby: Arioso
Larry King, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ in Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, New York City
We remember three greats in American church music with this selection. Dr. Leo Sowerby
influenced a whole generation of church musicians in Chicago and Washington, DC. Dr. Larry
King was a force majeur in New York City. The destruction of the World Trade Center on
September 11, 2011 mortally damaged the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ in Trinity Church
some 600 feet away from the towers.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 144, "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto;
Knut Schoch, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
Bach wrote this cantata for the third Sunday before Lent. It was first performed on 6 February 1724.
Christopher Tye: Missa Euge bone
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
The Missa Euge Bone for six voices is considered to be Christopher Tye's finest work.
Gerald Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice
Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt Singers, Donald Hunt
Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) wrote Lo, the full, final sacrifice on commission from Walter Hussey,
Rector of St. Matthew's Church, Northampton, England.
George Frideric Handel: The Dettingen Te Deum
English Concert; Choir of Westminster Abbey, Simon Preston
Stephen Varcoe, bass; Christopher Tipping, alto;
Harry Christophers, tenor; Michael Pearce, bass
The Dettingen Te Deum was written by Handel to celebrate the victory of King George II and his army over the French in 1743.
Max Reger: Fantasy, Op 40 No. 1 "Wie schon leucht' uns der Morgenstern"
Barry Turley, organ
Fisk organ Opus 44 in King's Chapel, Boston
E. Power Biggs famously chided Charles Fisk for leaving off two stops on the organ for King's
Chapel, Boston. They were 'Pulpit Cancel' and 'Rector Ejector'. For the full story see