The Peninsula Women's Chorus, based in Menlo Park, and the Music Department of Stanford University have new releases this season. Selections from their new CDs are featured in this program.
David Conte: Hosanna (CD: Treasures) (Peninsula Women's Chorus) Quelle est cette odeur agréable (arr. Willcocks) (CD: Christmas at (Stanford University Singers; Stanford) Stephen M. Sano)
Brian Holmes: What Cheer (CD: Treasures) (Peninsula Women's Chorus) William Matthias: Sir Christémas (CD: Christmas at (Stanford University Singers; Stanford) Stephen M. Sano) Maurice Duruflé: Nôtre Père (CD: Christmas at (Stanford University Chorale; Stanford)
The California Bach Society is based in Menlo Park. Their new release, Musica Barroca, includes performances by soloists well-known to Bay Area audiences, plus some other interesting persons. In particular, Perry Cook (see below) is a researcher at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
Giacomo Carissmi: Jonas (CD: Musica Barocca) (California Bach Society; Judith Nelson, soprano; Elizabeth Douthitt, alto; Neal Rogers, tenor; Perry Cook, baritone; James F. Weaver, bass; Edward Bolkovac, music director)
The "Pony Tracks Ranch" selections come were recorded live in a concert given at the residence of Jacques Littlefield in Portola on 12/5/94. The music room there houses C. B. Fisk organ op. 91, a large residence instrument.
William Walond: Introduction and Allegro (Pony Tracks Ranch) (James Welch, organ) Eugene Gigout: Toccata en si mineur (CD: Christmas at (Gerre Hancock, organ) St. Thomas, New York) Louis Daquin: Noel X (Stanford Memorial (Robert Bates, organ) Church) Calvin Hampton: Variations on "Amazing Grace" (CD: Memento (Thomas Stacy, English horn; Bittersweet) H. Huff, organ) Robert B. Farlee: Three Carols for Oboe and Organ (Pony Tracks Ranch) (Robert Hubbard, oboe; James Welch, organ) J. S. Bach: Cantata No. 10: Meine Seel' erhebt (University of Illinois, den Herr'n Urbana-Champaign) (UIUC Chamber Chorus; Kîrin Nielsen) Albert Glinsky: Toccata-Scherzo (CD: Fratres) (Maria Bachmann, violin; Jon Klibonoff, piano)
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