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IN MEMORIAM: PAUL SALAMUNOVICH A SALUTE ON GOING BEYOND WORDS

Location: South Dakota, USA
This Sunday, May 4, 2014 you are invited to join host Stan Schmidt on Going Beyond Words, one of the longest running Choral Radio Programs in the Country.   You can enjoy this biographical and musical salute to CHORAL ICON and EDUCATOR Paul Salamunovich who died April 3, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, Caifornia of complications from the West Nile Virus.   Just go to KVNO.ORG and click on the upper left of the screen at Noon,  Sunday, Central Time.
 
You might also inhance your information by going back to all of the discussions on ChoralNet regarding the Life of Paul Salamunovich especially the very informative article by Llibby Huebner.  Most of the material used on the program were taken from that article and other internet sources showing comments from family members.
 
Sunday, May 4, 2014, Going Beyond Words.
What will I Hear?
 
Adoro te devote (Gregorian Chant)
"Stillness and Sweet Harmony"   
John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers 
CSCD 502  Distributed by Naxos''
I had several conversations with Maestro Salamunovich during my tenure with Collegium Records.  
He held John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers in the highest regard for their expert understanding and 
performances of Greagorian chant.
 
Sing A Mighty Song  Daniel E. Gawthrop
Ave Mundi Gloria Jean Langlais
"The St. Charles Barromeo Choir" Paul Salamunovich, Conductor
MARK PRODUCTIONS ACDA WESTERN DIVISION CONVENTION FEBRUARY 1995 SACRAMENTO
W94MCD-13
 
Te Deum laudamus (Mvt. 1 "Te Deum") Dominick Argento
"Argento Te Deum/Duruflé Messe Cum Jubilo"
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich, Conductor
RUBEDO ANIS MUSICA RCM 12002 (2001)
Because Paul was a Protégé of Roger Wagner and was inexorably tited to the Master Chorale from its
beginning, having been a founding member and Assistant Conductor from its inception: And although
Roger Wagner had lobbied that Paul would be come the leader of the LA Master Chorale it took until 1991
that he finally took the post.
 
Ave Maria Franz Biebl 
"Our Hearts Joy - A Chanticleer Chritmas"
Chanticleer - An Orchestra of Voices
Joseph Jennings, Music Director; Louis Botto, Founding Artistic Director
CHANTICLEER RECORDS CR 8803-2004 (1990)
Paul Salamunovich and the St. Charles Choir were specifically and formally invited to sing for the
Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul with the Pope as the Celebrant of the high M ass in St. Peter's Square.
 
It is difficult to cover the creative production of a career of such a master musician and educator 
in just one hour, but here are just three points.  In the 1960's and 70's Paul garnered several Film Credits by
conducting the choral music on more than 100 filmscores like Air Force One; PeterPan; and The Godfather.
 
Paul Salamunovich conducted just under 1000 festivals and workshops around the world including an unprecedented four consecutive ACDA National Conventions---all with different groups.
 
As artitic Director of the LA Master Chorale he would commission Choral Works from outstanding Composers.
Morten Lauridsen who served as the Chorale's Composer in Residence from 1995 to 2001. His critically
acclaimed choral blockbuster, "Lux Aeterna," "O Magnum Mysterium" and "Ave Maria," all written for the chorus,
are among the works included in the Chorale's 1998 Grammy nominated best selling recording of Lux Aeterna
conducted by Paul Salamunovich.  I could not think of no better salute to this Choral Icon than to play the entire CD Lux Aeterna.  This CD contains eleven choral hits by Lauridsen beside the "Lux Aeterna."
 
Lux Aeterna (1997) Morten Lauridsen
"Morten Lauridsen Choral Works"
Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra, Paul Salamunovich, Conductor
RUBEDO CANIS MUSICA RCM 19705 (1908)
 
Please visit the Blog of my web site (goingbeyondwords.com) and look for show 2026 on May 4, 2014
Comments may be directed to Stan@goingbeyondwords.com
 
 
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