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GOING BEYOND WORDS TO FEATURE A NEW POULENC RECORDING

Location: South Dakota, USA
 
 
Going Beyond Words, now in it's 21st year offers three very different compositions to celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The composers represented are Francis Poulenc, Charles Gounod, and Johann Sebastian Bach.     Stream this award winning choral program with host Stanley Schmidt (a Life Member of ACDA) this Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Noon Central Time.   Go to KVNO.ORG and click on Listen to Classical.  To view images of the CD's and compete lists of music played over the last five years visit the blog at WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM  
 
Music Details Below.
 
In December 1959 Leonard Bernstein Commissioned a new work from Francis Poulenc for the New York Philharmonice Orchestra.  He chose to write Sept Répons de Ténèbres for Treble Soloist, a Chorus of Boys and Mens voices and Symphony Orchestra.   The performance did not take place until after Poulen's death in April of 1963, but was under the direction of Thomas Schippers.   The composer insisted on the all male vocal forces.   However, fifty years after his death it is important to allow audiences to hear it with mixed voices.
 
The Text goes through the story of Christ going to the garden to pray; the Disciples fall asleep; Judas betrays his Master; the world turns dark and the Lord is buried.  This new recording from Harmonia Mundi features Carolyn Sampson, Soprano; Cappella Amsterdam; The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.   The Conductor is Daniel Reuss.
 
THEME: O DIVINE REDEEMER
RECORDINGS USED
 
Sept Répons de Ténèbres for Soprano, Choeur et Orchestre Francis Poulenc
Carolyn Sampson, Soloist; Cappella Amsterdam; The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Reuss, Conductor
HARMONIA MUNDI 902149 (2014)
 
O Divine Redeemer Charles Gounod
"The Cathedral Tenor" Howard Fankhouser; Joseph Adam, Piano/Organ
Page Smith Bilski Violoncello; Jennifer Sokol, Violin; Clint Kraus,  Positive Organ
SPECIAL PRODUCT OF ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL, SEATTLE. (2000)
 
Aus de Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (Out of the Depths I Cry unto Thee O Lord)
BWV 131 Johann Sebastian Bach 
"Johann Sebastian Bach - Funeral Cantatas BWV 198 and BWV 131"
Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra; Ton Koopman, Conductor
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72286 (2008)
DISTRIBUTED BY ALLEGRO MEDIA PORTLAND OREGON
 
Please submit any comments to: Stan@goingbeyondwords.com
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