What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, March 13, 2016
Date: March 15, 2016
Location: North Carolina, USA
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Andrea Gabrieli: O Sacrum Convivium
Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Colin Walsh
James Vivian, organ
Sir William Harris: Bring us, O Lord
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
W.A. Mozart: Church Sonata in C, K. 278
Amsterdam Mozart Players, Peter Hurford, organ
1976 Blank organ at Bethlehemkerk, Papendrecht, Holland
Lincoln Cathedral Choir has 20 boy choristers and 20 girl choristers. The choir
was established in the middle ages. Sir William Harris (1883-1973) was organist
of St. George's Chapel, Windsor from 1933-1961. Mozart wrote his church sonatas
to be played between the Epistle and Gospel during the Mass.
Pavel Tchesnokov: Salvation is Created
Choir of Riverside Church, New York, Dr. John Walker
Carson Cooman: The Way, the Truth, the Life
Royal Holloway Choir, University of London, Rupert Gough
Samuel Rathbone, organ
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ave Maria ~ Vespers
Orebro Chamber Choir, Fred Sjoberg
Russian composer Pavel Tchesnokov (1877-1944) wrote over 500 choral works. Carson
Cooman (1982-) is Composer in Residence at The Memorial Church, Harvard University,
a position which he has held since 2006. Rachmaninoff wrote his All Night Vigil in 1915.
Jeffrey Enns: Da Pacem
Elektra Women's Choir, Morna Edmundson
Canadian composer Jeffrey Enns is a member of the Elora Festival Singers as well as
being a teacher and organist.
Herbert Howells: Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
Joindre, Douglas Keilitz
Christopher Houlihan, organ
Anonymous: Variations on the Gayta
Robert Parkins, organ
1976 Flentrop Organ in Duke University Chapel
American musician Douglas Keilitz is Director of Music Ministries and Organist
at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The Flentrop organ
in Duke University Chapel incorporates the best practices of tonal design from Dutch
and French organs of the 18th century.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Peccantem me quotidie
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Stephen Cleobury
Henry Purcell: O God, Thou art my God
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Jacques-Denis Thomelin: Hymne Ave Maris Stella
Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ
1710 Cliquot organ in La Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles
Palestrina's motet appears in Motettorum liber secundus (1572, Venice). Purcell's
anthem contains the well-known "Hallelujah!" which was adapted for the hymn "Christ
is made the sure foundation". French composer Jacques-Denis Thomelin (1635-1693)
taught Francois Couperin.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 1, "Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor;
Gerd Turk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
Bach wrote this cantata for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which
is March 25. Since March 25 is Good Friday this year, I have moved this cantata
to the Fifth Sunday in Lent for which Bach wrote no specific cantata.
Baldassare Galuppi: Arripe alpestri in vallem
Il Seminario Musicale
Gerard Lesne, alto
French countertenor Gerard Lesne (1956-) is the founder of Il Seminario Musicale.
Andre Caplet: Messe a trois voix
BBC Singers, Stephen Jackson
French composer Andre Caplet (1878–1925) won the Prix de Rome
in 1901 and was a close friend of Claude Debussy.
Josef Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross
Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling
Pamela Coburn, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto;
Uwe Heilmann, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, bass
The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross was commissioned in 1783
for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva, Cádiz, Spain.