February 6: Of Angels, Part I

The programming is a reference to the interest in angels held by Amber Rose Hendry, a friend's daughter who joined the angels on this day in 1994. Or so we suppose; such is the nature of human knowing. Because Palo Alto City Council ran to 11:10 PM, this show is continued on the program of February 13, 1995.

The Nunc dimittis of Herbert Sumsion is intended as a hail and farewell to Vernon Schabert, departing announcer for KZSU's PACC broadcasts. Vince Larkin replaces Vern in future PACC broadcasts.

Herbert Sumsion: Nunc dimittis				(CD: Best of Trinity's
		(Trinity Church Adult Choir,			Choirs)
		 Princeton; Robert Palmer)

In the following set, the Shepherd's Carol contains references to angels watching over the Christ child. Gloria in excelsis Deo is the hymn traditionally said to be sung by the angels who announced the nativity to the shepherds.

John Rutter: Angels' Carol				(CD: Dancing Day)
		(Toronto Children's Chorus;
		 Jean Ashworth Bartle)

Shepherd's Carol					(CD: Carols from the
		(Theatre of Voices; Paul Hillier)	 Old and New Worlds)

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor				(CD: Mass in B minor)
	Gloria in excelsis Deo
	Laudaumus te
	Gratias agimus tibi
		(The Bach Ensemble; Joshua Rifkin)

Miranda Sexgarden: Serial Angels			(CD: Fairytales
							   of Slavery)

The score for Alban Berg's Violin Concerto contains an inscription, "To the memory of an angel", generally accepted as a memorial dedication to the 18-year-old daughter of Gustav and Anna Mahler. The second movement performed here contains a direct quote from the Bach chorale setting, Es ist genug, so we include a rendition of it to prepare the listener's ear.

J.S. Bach: Es ist genug					(CD: Bach Hits Back)
		(The Swingle Singers)

Alban Berg: Violin Concerto				(CD: Berg and Rihm
	To the memory of an angel			 Violin Concertos)
	II. Allegro - Adagio
		(Anne-Sophie Mutter; Chicago Symphony
		 Orchestra; James Levine)

The text of Eucaristica contains a references to angels sent to comfort mortals.

Pablo Casals: Eucaristica				(CD: Pablo Casals:
		(Escolania de Montserrat)		Sacred Choral Music)

Patty Larkin: Good thing				(CD: Angels Running)

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