What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, July 20, 2014
Date: July 19, 2014
Location: North Carolina, USA
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - July 20, 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
Gordon Slater: Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Paul Halley, organ
George Frideric Handel: Zadok the Priest
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger
Gordon Slater (1896–1979) was organist of Leicester and Lincoln Cathedrals.
"Zadok the Priest" is one of four anthems which Handel wrote for the coronation of King George II in 1727.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H.147
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst Walthen," BWV 647
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum for Four Voices, H. 147 was written in 1693. Marie-Claire
Alain (1926-2013) recorded the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach three times during her lifetime.
Jacobus Gallus: Pater noster
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel
Robert Prizeman: Sanctus
Libera: Robert Prizeman
Max Reger: Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Awake!, Op. 67, No. 41
Martin Welzel, organ
Johannes Klais organ, Trier Cathedral
Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591) was a late-renaissance composer who was born
in Slovenia. Libera is an English boy band (as opposed to boy choir) which has
concertized world-wide to great acclaim.
Arvo Part: Two Magnificat antiphons
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Sir Edward Elgar: Nimrod ~ Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Peter Richard Conte, organ
The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia
"O Weisheit" and "O Immanuel" are two of seven Magnificat Antiphons which Arvo
Part wrote. The Grand Court Organ at Macy's, Center City, Philadelphia, had its origin
as the organ built for the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 93, "Wer nur den lieben Gott ... "
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Matthew White, alto;
Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
The German translates as "If you but permit God to prevail". Bach wrote this cantata
for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. It was first performed on July 9, 1724 in Leipzig.
Sir Edward Elgar: The Kingdom
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Leonard Slatkin
Yvonne Kenny, soprano, the Blessed Virgin;
Alfreda Hodgson, contralto, Mary Magdalene;
Christopher Gillett, tenor, St. John; Benjamin Luxon, bass, St. Peter
The Kingdom is one of three large scale oratorios which Elgar wrote in the early part of the
20th century. It was first performed at the Birmingham Music Festival in 1906. Elgar selected
his text from The Acts of the Apostles.