Composers' birthdays observed in this program are Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840), Fauré (May 12, 1845), and Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888). VE Day (May 8, 1945) is commemorated with Shostokovich's film music for The Fall of Berlin.
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for violin & (CD: Brahms, orchestra, op. 35 Tchaikovsky: (Jascha Heifetz, violin; Chicago Violin Concertos) Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner) Gabriel Fauré: Dolly (CD: Bizet: (Katia & Marielle Labèque, piano) Jeux d'enfants) George Frideric Handel: Suite I: No. 2 in F major, HWV (CD: Handel: Suites 427 for Keyboard) Allegro (Keith Jarrett, piano)
Kenneth Leighton: Awake, my Glory (CD: My Beloved Spake) (Choir of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh; Dennis Townhill) Gabriel Fauré: Messe basse (CD: Fauré: Requiem (Andrew Brunt, treble; Choir of St / Duruflé: Requiem John's College, Cambridge; Stephen / etc.) Cleobury, organ; George Guest) Arthur Bliss: Shield of Faith (CD: Bliss: The Lord is risen Choral Works) Gloria in excelsis (The Finzi Singers; Andrew Lumsden, organ; Paul Spicer) Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (CD: Los Angeles William Kanengiser: Mbira Guitar Quartet) Andrew York: Djembe Paulo Bellinati: A furiosa (maxixe) William Kanengiser: gongan John Blow: Music's the cordial of a troubled breast (CD: The English (from the Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1684) Orpheus, Vol. 20: (Redbyrd; The Parley of Instruments) Awake my lyre) Henry Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing (CD: Hark How the (Redbyrd; The Parley of Instruments) Wild Musicians Sing) John Blow: Sing ye muses (Epilogue) (CD: The English (Redbyrd; The Parley of Instruments) Orpheus, Vol. 20: Awake my lyre)
Marcel Languetuit: Toccata in D major (CD: Great European (David M. Patrick, organ) Organs No. 28: Blackburn Cathedral) J. S. Bach: Passacaglia and fugue, BWV 582 (Concert recording, (James Welch, organ) 5/7/2000) Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite from The Fall of Berlin (CD: Shostakovich: (Belgian Radio Symphony Film Music) Orchestra; José Serebrier) Irving Berlin: God bless America (CD: Leontyne Price: (Leontyne Price; The Ambrosian God Bless America) Singers; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Gerhardt) Irving Berlin: I got lost in his arms (CD: Soundtrack: (Mary Martin) Annie Get Your Gun (NBC 1957))
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