What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 1, 2014
Date: May 31, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - June 1, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Henry Purcell: Benedicite: Song of the Three Children
Cantores in Ecclesia, Michael Howard
Anonymous: Hanacpachap Cussicuinin
I Cantori, Edward Cansino
Benedicite Omnia Opera or the Song of the Three Children is one of the canticles
used in the morning service of the Anglican church. Hanacpachap Cussicuinin was
published in Peru in 1610. It is a hymn to a Lady of the Flowers, sung in Quechan
the ancient Incan language.
Felix Mendelssohn: Christe, du Lamm Gottes
Chamber Choir of Europe; Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Nicol Matt
Alexandre Guilmant: Paraphrase on "See the conqu'ring hero comes"
Jonathan Bielby, organ
Henry Willis organ in Huddersfield Town Hall
Mendelssohn's smaller choral works invariably show the influence of his idol Johann
Sebastian Bach both in form and style. The Henry Willis organ in Huddersfield Town
Hall was built for an exhibition hall in Newport, South Wales in 1860. It was moved to
Huddersfield Town Hall. The instrument was was rebuilt by Harrison & Harrison in 1980.
John Taverner: Ave Dei Patris filia
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
Gregorian chant: Introit: Lux fulgebit VIII
Monks of Saint-Benoit Abbey, Andre Saint-Cyr
John Taverner (c.1490-1545)was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christ
Church, Oxford, by Thomas Cardinal Wolsey in 1526. The Abbey of St. Benoit du Lac is located
on the shores of Lac Memphramagog in Quebec.
John Rutter: Psalm 150
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Choir of Gonville and Caius College;
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury
Ashley Grote, organ
Louis Vierne: Final ~ First Symphony for Organ, Op. 14
John Scott, organ
Mander organ, St. Paul's Cathedral, London
John Rutter was commissioned to write Psalm 150 for the Golden Jubilee in
2002. Louis Vierne was the Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. He
composed six symphonies for organ.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 11, "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen"
Taverner Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott
Emma Kirkby, soprano I; Evelyn Tubb, soprano II;
Margaret Cable, alto; Wilfried Jochens, tenor;
Stephen Charlesworth, bass
The Ascension Oratorio was first performed on May 19, 1735.
It consists of eleven movements.
Antonio Vivaldi: Clarae stellae, scintillate
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini
Sara Mingardo, contralto
Vivaldi most likely wrote his motet for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed
Virgin Mary on 2 July in 1715. One commentator notes that the text is not
distinguished, made up as it is of "a rhyming hotch-potch of Latin words, in which
barbarisms and solecisms are more frequent than sense and reason." The music is delightful.
Gerald Finzi: God is gone up
Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer
Harry Bicket, organ
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) was a British composer perhaps best known for his songs.
Herbert Howells: Fugue, Chorale and Epilogue
Robert Benjamin Dobey, organ
Roosevelt-Schantz organ, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, NY
Hilborne Roosevelt (1849-1886) was a distinguished American organ builder who built important
instruments in dozens of American churches and cathedrals.
Franz Liszt: Christus, Part 3: Passion and Resurrection
Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, James Conlon
Benita Valente, soprano; Marjana Lipovsek, mezzo-soprano;
Peter Lindroos, tenor; Tom Krause, baritone
Christus was written between 1862-1866. The oratorio consists of three parts which
trace the life and work of Jesus Christ. Part 3 deals with the Passion and Resurrection.
J.S. Bach: Fantasy on "Valet will ich dir geben", BWV735
Michael Murray, organ
Schnitger organ in St. Michael's Church, Zwolle, Netherlands
The Arp Schnitger organ in Sint Michaeliskerk, Zwolle, The Netherlands, dates from 1721.