Halloween is a contaction of its original name, All Hallow's Evening. In other words, it is the day before All Hallow's Day, now commonly called the Feast of All Saints, November 1. The eve before, the unclean spirits presumably attempted to get a head start over the saints. Hence, the music here is both scary or spooky as a response to our cultural conception of Halloween, but it also observes the religious perspective of All Saints' Day.
Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem: Dies Irae Rex tremendae Confutatis (Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus; Chorus of the Sofia National Opera; Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan) Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (Symphony of the Air; Leopold Stokowski) Respighi: Church Windows: Archangel Michael (Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Keith Clark) Carl Orff: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna Fortune Plango vulnera (Shinyukai Choir; Boys' Choirs of the City and Cathedral of Berlin; Berlin Philharmonic; Seiji Ozawa) Karl Krohn: Three Goliard Songs (SF Choral Artists; Doug Wyatt) Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu (from Requiem) (Doris Williams; Natalie Churchill; Philip Clark, piano) Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus; Richard Hickox; Aled Jones, treble) Matt Springer: Jewish Folksong Suite Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sine Nomine ("For all the saints") (Santa Clara Chorale; Lynn Shurtleff) Michel Corette: Grand Chorus with Thunder (David Britton, organist) Jehain Alain: Litanies (Marie-Claire Alain, organ) Diogo de Conceicao: Battle on the Fifth Tone (David Britton, organist) William Walton: Charge and Battle (from "Henry V" suite) (Florida Philharmonic Orchestra; James Judd) Joseph Canteloube: Bailero (from Chants d'Auvergne) (Arleen Auger; English Chamber Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier) Charles Gounod: Ave Maria (Choir of Trinity College; Richard Marlow) S.S. Wesley: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) Edgar Bainton: And I saw a new heaven (King's College Choir; Stephen Cleobury) Balfour Gardiner: Evening Hymn (Choir of Trinity College; Richard Marlow) Paul Lansky: just-more-idle-chatter
The Jewish Folksong Suite for string quartet, was written by by composer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Springer, a postdoctorate student in Stanford's Molecular Pharmacology program. He took some favorite songs from his Jewish childhood in Los Angeles and wouldn't let go for four years. The result is the Suite, scheduled for premiere at Campbell Recital Hall in Braun Music Center, Stanford, on Sunday, November 6, at 8 PM.
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