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What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, October 13, 2013

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Great Sacred Music airs every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
 
 
08:00:31
Anonymous: Tierce en taille in C
Kenneth Gilbert, organ
Helmut Wolff organ in Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal
 
Jules Van Nuffel: Laetatus sum
Choir of St. Rombaux Cathedral, Malines, Belgium, Johan van Bouwelen
Peter Pieters, organ
 
Orlando Gibbons: Great Lord of Lords
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
 
Kenneth Gilbert (1931-)plays a selection from The Montreal Organ Book,
a collection of 17th century French organ music imported to Lower Canada
back in the 17th century. The collection lay on a seminary library shelf until
it was discovered in 1978. Jules Van Nuffel (1883-1953) was a cantor the St.
Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen, Belgium where he collaborated with Flor Peeters.
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was a chorister in King's College Choir from 1596-1598.
 
08:15:54
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia in A minor
Simon Preston, organ
 
Anton Bruckner: Gradual: Os justi
Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene
 
Sir William Harris: Love of love, light of light
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington
 
Simon Preston (1938-) was sub-organist of Westminster Abbey from 1962 to 1967
and organist from 1981 to 1987. We normally associate Anton Bruckner with the grand
symphonies which he wrote in his later years. But he also wrote many fine motets and
anthems for liturgical use. Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973) was Professor of Organ
and Harmony at the Royal College of Music from 1921 to 1955.
 
08:29:18
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Prelude on a Theme of Orlando Gibbons, Op.105
Jennifer Bate, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ in St. James' Church, Muswell Hill
 
Basil Harwood: O how glorious
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, John Scott
Andrew Lucas, organ
 
Gregorian chant: Cantique: Benedictus I
Monks of Saint-Benoit Abbey
Andre Saint-Cyr
 
Jennifer Bate (1944-) is an English organist who was married to Sir George Thalben Ball,
organist of The Temple Church, London. The All Saints anthem "O how glorious is the
Kingdom" is essentially an organ concerto with choir accompaniment. The Abbey of Saint
Benoit du Lac was founded on the shores of Lac Memphramagog, Quebec in 1912.
 
08:45:06
Alexandre Guilmant: Pastorale ~ Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42
Jane Watts, organ
Harrison & Harrison organ in Westminster Abbey
 
Gustav Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow
 
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ave Maria for six voices
Corydon Singers, Matthew Best
Jane Watts was Organist with London's famed Bach Choir from 1991-2010.
Gustav Holst's setting of the Ave Maria is scored for 8 female voices (SSAA SSAA)
and dates from 1900. Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) wrote his Ave Maria in 1938
for six voices (SSAATB).
 
09:00:30
J.S. Bach: Cantata 180, "Schmucke dich, O liebe Seele"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Timothy Kenworthy-Brown, countertenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
 
Cantata 180 was written for the 20th Sunday after Trinity and first performed on October 22, 1724.
 
09:23:40
Robert Moran: Trinity Requiem
Youth and Adult Chorus, Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York
Robert Ridgell
(Commissioned by Trinity Wall Street for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001)
 
You might enjoy reading the New York Times review of Robert Moran's poignant setting of the requiem. 
 
09:55:20
Cesar Franck: The Beatitudes, Part 2
Choirs of Radio France; New Philharmonic Orchestra, Armin Jordan
Louise Lebrun, soprano; Jane Berbie, mezzo-soprano;
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto; David Rendall and Peter Jeffes, tenor; Marcel Vanaud, baritone; Francois Loup and Daniel
Ottevaere, bass
Cesar Franck's monumental choral masterpiece The Beatitudes was never fully performed
during his lifetime. We heard Part 1 last Sunday and complete our airing of the work this Sunday