October 5, 1998: Creatures Great and Small

In the calendar of saints, October 4 marks the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, remembered especially for his love of animals. Hence, much of this program is connected to animals of different kinds.

Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Alan Lamb: Journeys on the winds of time I (CD: Austral Voices) Kenneth Leighton: Household Pets, Op. 86 (CD: Kenneth Leighton: (Eric Parkin, piano) Piano Music, Vol. 1) Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata no. 1 in B flat, op. 45 (CD: Mendelssohn: (Terry King, cello; Complete cello-piano Robert Moeling, piano) music)
J. S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (CD: J. S. Bach: (La Chapelle Royalle; Collegium Grands Motets) Vocale, Gent; Orchestre de la Chapelle Royalle; Phillipe Herreweghe) Francis Poulenc: Quatre petites prières de Saint (CD: Poulenc: The François d'Assise Sacred Music for (Choir of Trinity College, Unaccompanied Choir) Cambridge; Richard Marlow) John Tavener: The Lamb (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) John Tavener: The Tyger (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) Herbert Howells: O holy city, seen of John (CD: Hymns of (St. Clement's Choir, Heaven and Earth) Philadelphia; Peter Conte) Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor (CD: Six Venetian (Concerto Köln) Concertos) Georg Frideric Händel: The Triumph of Time and Truth (CD: Handel: The Come, O Time Triumph of Time Mortals think that Time is sleeping and Truth) (Gillian Fisher (Beauty), soprano; Charles Brett (Counsel, or Truth), countertenor; London Handel Choir and Orchestra; Denys Darlow) Canticum creatorum (CD: Saint Francis and (Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble) the Minstrels of God) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Cameron): O for the (CD: Golden Favorites wings of a dove from St. Paul's (Mark Higgins, treble; Cathedral) Ian Cameron's Horns-A-Plenty)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the bumblebee (CD: Balalaika (Osipov State Russian Folk Favorites) Orchestra; Vitaly Gnutov) Alan Hovahness: Fred the cat (CD: Alan Hovahness: (Marvin Rosen, piano) Fred the Cat) Francis Poulenc: Le bestiare (CD: Hommage à (Felicity Lott, soprano; Francis Poulenc) Graham Johnson, piano) Carnival of the Animals: Camille Saint-Saëns (CD: Prokfiev: Peter (Itzhak Perlman, narrator; Katia & and the Wolf, etc.) Marielle Labeque, pianos; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta) Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata "Cucu" for violin and (CD: The Marriage of continuo the Cuckoo and the (Rhenisches Bach-Collegium) Hen) The cuckoo / Leatherwing bat (CD: Two (Benjamin Luxon; Bill Crofut) Gentlemen Folk)
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