What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 6, 2014
Date: July 5, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 6, 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
Peter W. Sipple: Three Poems of Gerald Manley Hopkins
Kairos, Edward Lundergan
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844 – 1889) is considered by many
authorities to be one of the Victorian era's leading poets.
Traditional, arr. Leroy Robertson: Come, Come, Ye Saints
Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel
Kiri te Kanawa, soprano
Julius Rudel died on June 28, 2014. He was for many years principal conductor
and director of the now defunct New York City Opera.
William Kennerly: Angel's Flight
I Cantori, Edward Cansino
I Cantori Gregoriani di Milano is a choral ensemble which was founded in 1986 in Milan.
J.W. Alexander: Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings
Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by Louis Botto. An Orchestra of Voices, as it styles
itself, the ensemble is widely considered to be one of the world's finest choral ensembles.
Leo Sowerby: Arioso
Larry King, organ
Dr. King (1932-1990) plays the Aeolian-Skinner organ in Trinity Church, Wall Street.
This magnificent instrument was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on
the World Trade Center.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis"
Swiss Radio Chorus of Lugano; Ensemble Vanitas, Diego Fasolis
Scored for three trumpets, four trombones, oboes, timpani and strings,
Cantata 21 was first performed on what would have been Bach's 3rd Sunday
as Cantor at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig.
Leonard Bernstein: Mass
Morgan State University Choir; Peabody Children's Chorus
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
Jubilant Sykes, baritone, Celebrant;
Asher Edward Wulfman, boy soprano
The libretto for this work includes text from the liturgy of the Roman Mass
as well as additional texts by Stephen Schwartz and Leonard Bernstein. Now,
if you are expecting a traditional mass setting, Bernstein's Mass is not that at all.
This is a grand composition well informed by the maestro's fertile imagination and
sure touch. Marin Alsop captures the verve and tenderness of Bernstein's score in
this stunning recording released in 2009.