This week on Going Beyond Words and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet, host Stan Schmidt goes back one more time into his archives for a program that was aired on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.
This broadcast opens and concludes with music from Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” with the score proclaiming that “He Has Risen.” For this, you will hear the Boston Baroque guided by Martin Pearlman. There are two selections by John Rutter, the “Wells, Jubilate” and “Look to This Day,” with the Cambridge Singers assisted by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The talents of Mack Wilberg show in his arrangement of “The Morning Trumpet” by B. F. White, sung by the men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and followed later by “Fight the Good Fight With All Thy Might.”
The glory of the day continues with “Psalm 148” by Gustav Holst, paraphrased by Francis Ralph Gray. This performance is by the entire Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at the Temple. We certainly have to hear from Johann Sebastian Bach and Helmuth Rilling leads the Gächinger Kantorei and Bach Collegium of Stuttgart in the opening chorus from the well known “Easter Oratorio BWV 249” Kommt, eilet and laufet.
Embedded in the middle of this broadcast is a real keepsake from my shelf of CDs. Right after Moses Hogan’s untimely death, I wrote a letter to his mother expressing what we were all feeling about the great loss of a wonderful human being, her son. To my great surprise, I received in the mail two recordings, one with the title, ”Le Pius Beaux Negro Spirituals” featuring the Moses Hogan Singers published by Bayard Musique which was located in the French Quarter New Orleans. The Song I chose for this broadcast was “The Angel Rolled the Stone Away”. To this day I do not know if one or both CD’s are available and wanted to share this recording with ACDA Colleagues. Thank You all for your support.
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of music heard, go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 1825.