There are three distinct segments to this program. First is a section of music relevant to arising in general, or Ascension Day (May 25 this year) in particular. There is also a section that airs a concert tape from the St. Mark's Concert Series in Palo Alto, which was freshly recorded on May 21. The final hour of this program features Stephen Sano, coordinator of choral music programs in the Stanford University Music Department.
Themes of the month:
Clocks, bells or mechanical contraptions: Les Tisserands (the weavers)
National songs: N'Kosi Sikelel'i Afrika (God bless Afrika)
Cyril Jenkins: Dawn (CD: St. Mary's (John Balka, organ) Cathedral, San Francisco) Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands (CD: Great Music for (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Great Occasions at Martin Neary) Westminster Abbey) H. G. Ley: Prayer of King Henry VI (CD: Evensong for (Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Ascension Day) Philip Ledger) Orlando Gibbons: Praise the Lord, O my soul (CD: Gibbons O clap your hands Church Music) (Clerkes of Oxenford; David Wulstan) Gibbons: Fantasia on 4 parts (CD: Musick as William Tisdall: Pavana Chromatica befits a Quene) (Edward Parmentier, harpsichord) Judith Weir: Ascending into Heaven (CD: English Anthems) (Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury) Orlando di Lasso: (CD: Orlando di Jesu, nostra redemptio Lasso Motets) Regina coeli (Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Richard Marlow) François Poulenc: Les Tisserands (University of Illinois Chamber Chorus; Kîrin Nielsen)
Louis Vierne: Finale (from Symphony No. 1) (CD: Vierne (Michael Murray, organ) Symphonies 1 & 6) Guy Weitz: Fanfare and March (James Welch, organ) Puccini: Musetta's Waltz (from La Bohème) (Rebecca Maggi, soprano; James Welch, piano) Bizet: Seguidilla (from Carmen) (Deborah Benedict, mezzo-soprano; Richard Liszt, tenor; James Welch, piano) William Walton: Suite from King Henry V (CD: Walton The Globe Playhouse Violin Concerto) (Florida Philharmonic; James Judd) Rossini: Selections from Barber of Seville Largo Dunque io son (Michael Morris, baritonie; Deborah Benedict, mezzo-soprano; James Welch, piano) Leo Sowerby: Very Slowly (CD: In a Quiet (Todd Wilson, organ) Cathedral) Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 (CD: Young Person's II. Playful pizzicato Guide to the III. Sentimental sarabande Orchestra) (English Chamber Orchestra; Benjamin Britten)
W. A. Mozart: Requiem I. Introit II. Requiem III. Dies Irae (Stanford Symphonic Chorus; Stanford University Singers; Stephen Sano) Anton Bruckner: Os Justi (Stanford Chamber Chorale; Greg Waits) John Rutter: Magnificat Magnificat anima mea (SU Singers; Stephen Sano) Tara Koimato: Mabaron (SU Singers; Stanford Taiko) Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (Perry Cook, countertenor; SU Singers; SU Chamber Choral; Stephen Sano) Maurice Duruflé: Nôtre Père (SU Singers; Amy Lieberman '94) C. V. Stanford: The Bluebird (SU Singers; Stephen Sano)Enoch Sontonga: N'Kosi Sikelel'i Afrika (CD: Postcards) (Turtle Creek Chorale; Timothy Seelig)
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