July 10, 2000: William Blake Songs

The final hour of this program focuses on musical settings of the poetry of William Blake, as composed by a number of 20th century composers.

Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Leos Janácek: Suite for strings (CD: Leos Janácek: (Jupiter Orchestra; Gregory Rose) Orchestral Works) John Corigliano: The red violin: Chaconne for violin (CD: Soundtrack: and orchestra The Red Violin) (Joshua Bell, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen) Denis Bédard: Variations sur "Nous chanterons pour toi, (CD: Denis Bédard: Seigneur" ("The Old Hundredth") Organ Works) (Denis Bédard, organ) J. S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (CD: Landowska-Bach: Prelude in A The Well-Tempered (Wanda Landowska, harpsichord) Clavier, Book I)
William Mundy: Adolescentulus sum ego (CD: Live in Oxford) (The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips) Edward Bairstow: Lord, thou hast been our refuge (CD: Anthem: The (Choir of St. Thomas Church, Choral Music of New York; Gerre Hancock) Edward Bairstow) Edward Elgar: The Spirit of the Lord (CD: Choral Evensong (Choir of Lincoln from Lincoln Cathedral; Colin Walsh) Cathedral) Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied (CD: Brahms: Motets) (Corydon Singers; Matthew Best) John Corigliano: Cremona (CD: Soundtrack: (Joshua Bell, violin; Philharmonia The Red Violin) Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen) Sven-David Sandström: A Cradle Song / The Tiger (CD: Scandinavian (Danish National Radio Contemporary A Choir; Stefan Parkman) Cappella) J. S. Bach: Prelude no. 2 (CD: The J. S. Bach (The J. S. Bach Experience) Experience: A Rock Tribute)
John Tavener: The Lamb (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) John Tavener: The Tyger (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) Virgil Thomson: Five Songs to Poems by William Blake (CD: Virgil Thomson) (Philip Frohnmayer, baritone; H Jac McCracken) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Ten Blake Songs (CD: Vaughan Williams: (Ian Partridge, tenor; Janet Craxton, On Wenlock Edge, etc.) oboe; Music Group of London) Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge (CD: Vaughan Williams: (Ian Partridge, tenor; Music On Wenlock Edge, etc.) Group of London) Songs of Innocence and Experience (CD: Songs of Innocence Introduction and Experience) The Lamb The Tyger (Greg Brown)
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