October 24: Bits of Night Music

No calendar theme was available to exploit this evening. However, it an opportunity to react to some listeners' comments and suggestions. The overall theme for the evening was music with night time ideas.

Gerre Hancock: Fanfare II

Conrad Susa: Magnificat
Leo Sowerby: Nunc Dimittis
	(Choir St. Thomas Church, New York; Gerre Hancock)

Thomas Tallis: The Third Tune (from Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter)
	(Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis
	(Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley)

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Music of the Night
	(James Welch, organist)

The Green-Eyed Dragon
	(Rebecca Maggi, soprano; James Welch, piano)

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
	(Thomas Trotter, organist)

Roger Nixon: To the Evening Star (poetry by William Blake)
	(SF Choral Artists; Claire Giovanetti)

Lynn Shurtleff: Down
	(Santa Clara Chorale; Lynn Shurtleff)

Gustav Mahler: Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder ["Do not look at my songs"]
	(Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone;
	 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik)

Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden Gekommen ["I have lost touch with the world"]
	Ich atmet' einen linden Duft ["I breathed a gentle fragrance"]
	Um Mitternacht ["At midnight"]
	(Kathleen Ferrier, contralto; Wiener Philharmoniker; Bruno Walter)

Serge Rachmaninov: Vespers
	(RSFSR Academic Russian Choir; Alexander Sveshnikov)

Hildegard of Bingen: Spiritual Songs
	(Mimi Dye, viola)

A Starlit Night (from "Music of the Royal Courts of Thailand")

Synopsis of the Texts in the Rachmaninov Vespers (1915)
1	Priidite poklonimsya	Psalm 95 fragment; Come let us sing
2	Blagoslovi dushe moya	Praise the Lord, O my soul
3	Blazhen muzh		Psalm 1; Blessed is the one who walks
				    not in the counsel of the wicked
4	Svete tikhyi		Phos Hilaron; O gladsome light
5	Nyne otpushchayeshi	Nunc dimittis
6	Bogoroditse devo,	Ave Maria
7	Slava v vyshnikh bogu	abbreviated Gloria in excelsis+versicle
8	Khvalite imya Gospodne	Laudate nomen Domini

9	Blagosloven yesi,	Blessed be the Lord (Easter chant)
10	Voskreseniye Khristovo	Having seen the risen Christ
11	Velicht dusha moya	Magnificat
12	Slavosloviye Velikoye	Gloria in excelsis
13	Dnes spaseniye miru	The day of salvation has come to the world
14	Voskres iz groba	Thou didst rise from the tomb the tomb
				    and didst destroy the bonds of death
15	Vzbrannoy voyevode	To the Mother of God

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