Mixed Up Class Playlist, September 28, 1998

First, a segment on angels for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. The final movement of the Mahler 4th Symphony employs a song from the composer's earlier Des Knabenwunderhorn, "Das Himmlische Leben" (the heavenly life), sung by an appropriately angelic voice.

Next, a segment contrasting Hell with Heaven, the respective destinations of the biblical Dives (Rich Man) and Lazarus. The tune is also known as "Star of the County Down" and as a hymntune "Kingsfold".

George Gershwin's Cuban Overture commemorates the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Organist Roger Sherman, who performs an all-Bach recital Stanford on this day, also produces The Organ Loft, a program based on the premise of music that might be performed or heard in various organ lofts at various times and places in the past and present. Excerpts from his program are presented here.

The program concludes with music observing the passage of seasons from summer to autumn.

Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 4 (CD: Mahler: (Helmut Wittek, soprano; Symphony no. 4) Concertgebouworchest Amsterdam; Leonard Bernstein)
Richard Dering: Factum est silentium (CD: Taverner (Christ Church Cathedral to Tavener) Choir; Stephen Darlington) Herbert Howells: A Sequence for St. Michael (CD: The Sound (Choir of St. John's College, of St. John's) Cambridge; George Guest) John Rutter: Angels' carol (CD: Dancing Day) (Toronto Children's Chorus; Jean Ashworth Bartle) Kenneth Leighton: Gloria (from the Sarum Mass, op. 66) (CD: Anthems (Choir of Salisbury for America) Cathedral; Richard Seal) Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (CD: Anthem: The (Choir of St. Thomas Church, Choral Music of Fifth Avenue; Gerre Hancock) Edward Bairstow) Cesar Franck (arr. Stanislas Syrewicz): Panis Angelicus (CD: The Choir) (Anthony Way, treble; Warsaw Philharmonia; Krzesimir Debski) Speed the plough medley (arr. O'Connor) (CD: Appalachia Waltz) (Yo-yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, bass; Mark O'Connor, violin) Star of the county Down (arr. Meyer) (CD: Appalachia Waltz) (Yo-yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, bass; Mark O'Connor, violin) As it fell upon one day ("Dives and Lazarus") (CD: Christmas now (Sneak's Noyse) is drawing near) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five variants on "Dives and (CD: Vaughan Lazarus" Williams Concert) (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner)
George Gershwin: Cuban overture (CD: Gershwin: (St. Louis Symphony An American in Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin) Paris / etc.) Roger Sherman (The Organ Loft Fall 1994 Radio Sampler) The last rose of summer (arr. Stevenson) (CD: The Last (Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Rose of Summer) Graham Johnson, piano) Irving Fine: The Choral New Yorker: Design for October (CD: American Journey) (André Gutman, tenor; New Amsterdam Singers; Clara Longstreth) Tom Jones / Harvey Schmidt: Try to remember (arr. (CD: Jubilate! Golden Grayston Ives) favourites from St. (Paul Phoenix, treble; Boys Paul's Cathedral) of St. Paul's Cathedral)
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