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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, March 9, 2014

Location: North Carolina, USA
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday morning from 8 until 11 a.m. eastern on The Classical Station.
Most of the music on this week's playlist can also be found on Spotify at this link: GSM - March 9, 2014
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.
Sir Michael Tippett: Plebs Angelica
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
Tippett wrote this motet for double choir for the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral in 1943.
Anonymous: An English Ladymass
Anonymous 4
Anonymous 4 has been synonymous with sublime plainchant singing since 1986.
J.C. Bach: Laudate pueri Dominum
L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg
Emma Kirkby, soprano; Markus Schafer, tenor
Johann Christian Bach (1735 –1782) was the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach.
He was appointed organist of Milan Cathedral in 1760.
Richard Strauss: Hymne, Op.34 No.2
Schutz Choir of London, Sir Roger Norrington
Jessica Cash, soprano; Jean Temperley, mezzo-soprano;
Wynford Evans, tenor; Stephen Varcoe, bass
Richard Strauss wrote his Hymne for 16 part mixed unaccompanied choir in 1897.
Herbert Murrill: Carillon
Andrew Lucas, organ
Mander/Willis organ in St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Herbert Murrill (1909 –1952) was a Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
J.S. Bach: Missa Brevis in F, BWV 233
Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon
Bach’s Missa Breves of which there are six set only the Kyrie and Gloria as was the Lutheran custom.
Pygmalion is a highly-acclaimed French vocal and instrumental ensemble.
Gabriel Faure: Requiem, Op. 48
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys;
Orchestra of St. Luke's, John Scott
Richard Pittsinger, treble; David Pittsinger, bass-baritone; Frederick Teardo, organ
Faure’s requiem was first performed at L'église de la Madeleine, Paris in 1888.
Leo Sowerby: The Throne of God
William Ferris Chorale; Composer Festival Orchestra
William Ferris
Thomas Weisflog, organ
Dr. Sowerby’s sacred cantata, The Throne of God, takes its text from the Book of Revelation.
It dates from 1956.
Jehan Alain: Litanies
Eric Lebrun, organ
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) came from a musical French family. He was killed in World War II leaving
behind his wife and three children as well as a musical oeuvre considered by many to be some of the
most original music of its time.