What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, June 29, 2014
Date: June 28, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - June 29, 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
Gregorian chant: Domine Jesu Christe
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Ignacio de Jerusalem: Dixit Dominus
Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia, Joseph Jennings
Sir Edward Elgar: Ave Maria
Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell
Robert Quinney, organ
The mixed voices choir of Clare College was founded in 1971. Chanticleer
is one of America's very few professional choral ensembles. It is based in San
Francisco. Sir Edward Elgar was a devout Roman Catholic. We are fortunate
that he wrote several sacred motets and anthems such as this exquisite Ave Maria which we shall hear this morning.
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: For lo, I raise up
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Healey Willan: Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Orlando Gibbons
Patrick Wedd, organ
1914/1995 Casavant Organ in the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal
John Ireland: Vexilla Regis (Hymn for Passion Sunday)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Richard Hickox
Paula Bott, soprano; Teresa Shaw, contralto;
James Oxley, tenor; Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone;
Roderick Elms, organ
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford was one of the original founding professors
of the Royal College of Music which was established in 1882. It is Canada
Day on July 1, hence the inclusion of some music by Dr. Healey Willan on
the playlist. John Ireland's setting of the Passiontide hymn "The Royal Banners
Forward Go" is scored for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, chorus, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones & organ.
Samuel Alman: Zochreinu Bezikkoron
The Zemel Choir, Robert Max
Moshe Haschel, tenor
Dietrich Buxtehude: Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 149
Michael Farris, organ
Fisk organ in Caruth Auditorium, Southern
Methodist University, Dallas
The Zemel Choir was founded in 1955. It is one of the premiere mixed
voice Jewish choirs. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) was organist of the
Marienkirche, Lübeck from 1868 until his death.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 76, "Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Midori Suzuki, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor;
Gerd Turk, tenor; Chiyuki Urano, bass
The German title translates roughly as "The heavens declare the glory of God".
This cantata was written for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity. It is scored for trumpet,
2 oboes, oboe d’amore, bassoon, strings and continuo.
Franz Schubert: Lazarus, D. 689
Bavarian Radio Symphony and Choir, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Lucia Popp, soprano; Helen Donath, soprano;
Maria Venuti, mezzo-soprano; Josef Protschka, tenor;
Robert Tear, tenor; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Schubert writing an oratorio? It seems as though we will never know precisely what
Schubert had in mind. The two acts of his three act oratorio Lazurus give us a taste of
what might have been had Schubert not died so young.