The BBC Proms series representative piece this week is from Prom 58, a selection from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.
Irish songs in the second hour of this program honor the birthday of the Irish mezzo soprano, Ann Murray (August 27, 1949).
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Leo Sowerby: Symphony in G major for organ (CD: Organ Music (Catharine Crozier, organ) of Leo Sowerby) Stephen Hartke: Caoine (CD: Caoine) (Michelle Makarski, violin)
Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium (CD: Tallis: Mass for (Oxford Camerata; Jeremy Summerly) Four Voices / Motets) Peter Philips: Ave verum corpus (CD: Philips & (Choir of King's College, Dering: Motets) Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury) Richard Dering: Ave verum corpus (CD: Philips & (Choir of King's College, Dering: Motets) Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury) Jean Berger: The eyes of all (Belmont Chorale; Sherry Hill Kelly) Arthur Wills: I hunger and thirst (CD: The Praises (Choir of Ely Cathedral; Paul Trepte) of the Trinity) Cesar Franck (arr. Stanislas Syrewicz): Panis Angelicus (CD: The Choir) (Anthony Way, treble; Warsaw Philharmonia; Krzesimir Debski) Stanislas Syrewicz: The Choir (CD: The Choir) Main theme The roof Processional William Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis (CD: Allegri: Miserere) (Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips)
J. S. Bach: Toccata & fugue in D minor (arr. Stokowski) (CD: Stokowski (The Philadelphia Orchestra; Transcriptions) Wolfgang Sawallisch) Richard Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (CD: Strauss: Isoldes Liebestod Four Last Songs / (Cheryl Studer, soprano; Staatskapelle Wagner: Wesendonck Dresden; Giuseppe Sinopoli) Lieder, etc.) Pablo de Sarasate: Faust fantasy (CD: Instrument (Rachel Barton, violin; of the Devil) Patrick Sinozich, piano) Irish folk songs (CD: The Last The cork leg Rose of Summer) She moved thro' the fair The leprehaun The last rose of summer (arr. Stephenson) (Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Graham Johnson, piano) G. N. Allen: Precious Lord, take my hand (arr. Ringwald) (CD: Inscription (Northwest Girlchoir; of Hope) Rebecca J. Rottsolk)
On this day in the year 1957, Strom Thurmond filibustered the United States Senate for over 24 hours to block a civil rights bill. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered with his "I have a dream" speech. In remembrance of this, this stanza of "Precious Lord, take my hand" speaks:
Precious Lord, take my hand(Copied from http://members.aol.com/Infatuare/PreciousLord.html).
bring thy child home at last,
where the strife and the pain all are past.
I have dreamed a great dream
that love shall rule our land
Precious Lord, precious Lord, Take my hand.
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