What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, February 28, 2016
Date: February 28, 2016
Location: North Carolina, USA
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William Horsley: There is a green hill far away
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Laeva ejus
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Peter I. Tchaikovsky: Our Father
Corydon Singers, Matthew Best
English poetess Cecil F. Alexander wrote the text for the hymn "There is a green hill far away"
in 1847. It is one of over 400 hymns which she wrote. Palestrina set 29 of the Song of Songs of
which this one is the thirteenth. The Latin "Laeva eius sub capite meo" translates as "His left hand
is under my head". Tchaikovsky's "Our Father" is taken from his Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Gregorian chant: Introit: Lux fulgebit VIII
Monks of Saint-Benoit Abbey, Andre Saint-Cyr
John Plummer: Anna Mater Matris Christi
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Prelude on the Welsh Hymn-tune "Rhosymedre"
Gareth Green, organ
1963 T.C. Lewis organ in Chesterfield Parish Church
The Saint-Benoit Abbey is on the shores of Lac Memphramagog in Quebec. English
composer John Plummer (c. 1410 – c. 1483) was the first Master of the Children in the
Chapel Royal from 1444-55). "Rhosymedre" means "lovely' in Welsh.
Anton Bruckner: Libera me, Domine
Dresden Choir of the Cross, Martin Flamig
J.S. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze (recitative and aria) ~ Cantata 208, "Hunt"
Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Franz Schubert: Salve Regina in B flat, D. 106
Tapiola Sinfonietta, Peter Schreier
Peter Schreier, tenor
The Dresden Kreuzchor is one of the oldest boys' choirs having been founded in 1300
or thereabouts. "Sheep May Safely Graze" together with "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" are
two much-loved cantata movements by the German master Johann Sebastian Bach German
tenor and conductor Peter Schreier (1945-) was a chorister in the Dresden Choir of the Cross.
Josquin Des Prez: Ave Maria
Burgundian composer Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455 – 27 August 1521) benefited
from the invention of printing to disseminate his music.
Marcel Dupre: Resurrection ~ Passion Symphony, Op. 23
Peter Richard Conte, organ
Wanamaker organ, Philadelphia
French composer and organist Marcel Dupre (1886-1971) improvised his Symphonie Passion
n the Wanamaker organ in 1921. Upon his return to France he finished composing the work.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 82, "Ich habe genug"
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi
Ian Bostridge, tenor
English tenor Ian Bostridge only became a full-time singer in 1995 at the age of thirty.
Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, RV 621
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
French Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux is highly-regarded for her performances
of Baroque opera and oratorios.
Thomas Arne: Organ Concerto No. 4 in B flat
Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd
Roger Bevan Williams, organ
English composer Thomas Arne 1710-1778 is perhaps best known for his composition "Rule, Britannia!"
David Briggs: Messe pour Notre Dame
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton
David Briggs, organ
Nicholson/Hill, Norman & Beard organ of Gloucester Cathedral
English organist David Briggs (1962-) studied with Jean Langlais. Briggs is known as one of the world's foremost improvisers on the organ.
Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 115, "Non nobis Domine", Op. 31
Chamber Choir of Europe; Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Nicol Matt
Annemarie Kremer, soprano; Daniel Sans, tenor; Manfred Bittner, bass
The Chamber Choir of Europe is a professional choral ensemble which was founded by Nicol Matt.