What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, March 6, 2016
Date: March 7, 2016
Location: North Carolina, USA
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Gustav Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir, Bo Johansson
Gregorian chant: Benedicamus trope: Congaudeant catholici
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst Walthen," BWV 647
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
English composer Gustav Holst taught at Saint Paul's Girls School in London from
1905-1934. The trope which Anonymous 4 sings is taken from a 12th century manuscript
known as the Codex Calixtinus. French organist Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013) recorded the
complete organ music of Bach three times in her lifetime.
Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Rihards Dubra: Oculus Non Vidit
Cambridge Chorale, Michael Kibblewhite
Traditional, arr. Barbara Harbach: Land of Rest: "How Long, O God" and "Amazing Grace"
Barbara Harbach, organ
The 11th century Benedictine Abbess Saint Hildegard von Bingen was a mystic,
composer and polymath. Latvian composer Rihards Dubra (1964-) began writing sacred choral
music at a time when it was not permissible in the then Soviet Union. Barbara Harbach (1946-)
has been Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2004.
Plainsong: Pange lingua gloriosi
Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh
This plainsong hymn is taken from a glorious celebration of music which the Duke of Lerma
arranged for the occasion of the 1617 visit of King Philip III of Spain to the Duke's country home
in San Pedro.
James Mulholland: If Love should count you worthy
Richard Zielinski Singers
The text for James Mulholland's anthem was written by English poet Sidney Royse Lysaght (1856 - 1941).
William Mathias: Let the people praise Thee, O God
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Andrew Lucas, organ
Johann Peter Kellner: Chorale: "Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan"
Jacques van Oortmerssen, organ
1743 Hunz organ at St. Nicolas Bovenkerk in Kampen, The Netherlands
Welsh composer William Mathias wrote his setting of Psalm 67 for the wedding of Prince
and Princess of Wales in 1981. German organist Johann Peter Kellner (1705-1772) knew
both Bach and Handel. He helped make Bach's music widely known.
J.S. Bach: Motet No. 2: "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf", BWV 226
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Ivars Taurins
Canadian conductor Ivars Taurins is the founding director of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.
Charles Gounod: Messe Chorale
Vocal Ensemble of Lausanne, Michel Corboz
Marie-Claire Alain, grand organ of the Cathedral of Lausanne;
Daniel Fuchs, choir organ
French composer Charles Gounod wrote his Messe Chorale for SATB choir and organ. The
work was published in 1888.
Herbert Howells: Requiem
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
English composer Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983) began his Requiem in 1935, then put it aside until
1980 when it resurfaced a few years before the composer's death.
Camille Saint-Saëns: Le deluge
Figuralchor of Gedacktnis Church Stuttgart, Alexander Burda
Isabelle Muller-Cant, soprano; Carolin Strecker, alto;
Daniel Schreiber, tenor; Philip Niederberger, bass
French composer Camille Saint-Saens wrote his oratorio "Le Deluge" for orchestra,
chorus, and soloists. It was published in 1875 and is unfortunately rarely performed.
Pietro Baldassare: Sonata No. 1 in F for organ and trumpet
Richard Giangiulio, trumpet; Paul Riedo, organ
Italian composer Pietro Baldassare (1690-1768) was choirmaster at San Clemente, Brescia.