The end of the Christian liturgical year is marked with "Christ the King Sunday". The middle of this program therefore contains references to kings and coronations.
A side trip to Venice draws attention to a concert given by Magnificat, a Bay Area based early music ensemble, with the title "A Venetian Christmas", playing in San Jose, Berkeley, and San Francisco on December 1, 2, and 3, 1995. Also, the Stanford Symphony Orchestra receives special attention during the last hour of this program, to point out their concert on December 1.
David Felder: Third Face (CD: Music of (Arditti String Quartet) David Felder) Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57 (CD: Beethoven Sonatas, Allegro assai Opp. 53, 54, 57) Andante con moto (Richard Goode, piano) Max Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 Vorspiel: Allegro moderato Adagio Finale: Allegro energico (Burce Yu, violin; Stanford Symphony Orchestra; J. Karla Lemon) George Frideric Händel: Four Coronation Anthems (CD: Coronation Anthems Zadok the Priest / Musick for the Royal The King shall rejoice Fireworks) (Choir of New College, Oxford; The King's Consort; Robert King) Orlando Gibbons: Anthems (CD: Hosanna to Hosanna to the Son of David the Son of David) Praise the Lord, O my soul Glorious and powerful God Lift up your heads (Fretwork; Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Richard Marlow) Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona No. 9 (CD: A Venetian (Gabrieli Consort & Coronation, 1595) Players; Paul McCreesh) Händel: Messiah (CD: Messiah) (Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood) Alexandre Guilmant: March upon "Lift up your heads" (CD: Organ (David Hill, organ) Spectactular) Thomas Weelkes: Anthems (CD: Weelkes: Ninth Hosanna to the Son of David Service and Anthems) Alleluia, I heard a voice (Christ Church Cathedral Choir; Stephen Darlington) : (CD: A Venetian Cesare Bendinelli: Sonata 333 Coronation, 1595) Magnus Thomsen: Toccata 1 (Gabrieli Consort & Players; Paul McCreeshGabrieli Consort & Players; Paul McCreesh) Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers for the Blessed VirginVespers for the Blessed Virgin Deus in adjutorum meum Nigra sum (John Eliot Gardiner) Händel: Qual leon (Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) Händel: Vivere e non amar (Lorraine Hunt; Jill Feldman; Drew Minter; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicolas McGegan) Matt Springer: Jewish Folksong Suite Hava nagila (Joe Chen; Nisha Acharya, violins; Elisabeth Christiansen, viola; Alison Hu, cello) Scott Joplin: Country Club (Joe Chen; Nisha Acharya, violins; Elisabeth Christiansen, viola; Alison Hu, cello) Gang Situ: Double Concerto for Violin and Erhu (Pamina Kim, violin; Wang Hong, erhu; Stanford Symphony Orchestra; J. Karla Lemon)
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