Musica della Sera

Classical Music from 7:00 to 9:30

December 20, 2007

Hosted by: Meera Collier-Mitchell

 

Time (approx.)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

George Frederik Handel

Messiah: selections

o                   For unto us a child is born

o                   Pifa (“Pastoral Symphony”)

o                   There were shepherds abiding in the field

o                   Glory to God

o                   Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion

London Symphony Orchestra

Tenebrae Choir

Sir Colin Davis, cond.

Susan Gritton, Soprano

Handel: Messiah

LSO

G.P. da Palestrina

Hodie Christus natus est

The Cambridge Singers
John Rutter, dir.

Images of Christ

Collegium

Jacob Handl

Omnes de Saba venient

Gregorian Chant

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Ave Gracia Plena: Music in honour of the Virgin Mary

Francisco Guerrero
(1528-99)

Ave Virgo sanctissima

7:30

15th C. English Carol

There is no rose of such virtue

Richard Dering
(c. 1580-1630)

Ave Virgo gloriosa

Italian lauda, 14th C.

Verbum caro factum est

The Waverly Consort

Michael Jaffee, dir

The Christmas Story

The Waverly Consort

©1999

From “Carmina Burana, 13th C.

Fulgen dies celebris

Worcester Cathedral, c.1310

Sanctus and Benedictus

Johann Rosenmüller
(c. 1619-1684)

Es waren Hirten auf dem Felde bei den Hürden

Cantus Cölln, Concerto Palatino

Konrad Junghänel, dir.

Weinachtshistorie

Harmonia Mundi

Morten Lauridsen

O magnum mysterium

Polyphony

Stephen Layton, cond.

A Christmas Present from Polyphony

Hyperion

8:00

Peter Warlock

Bethlehem Down

Herbert Howells

A Spotless Rose

8:30

John Jacob Niles

I Wonder as I Wander

The Eaken Piano Trio

John Eaken, violin
Nancy Baun, cello
Gloria Whitney, piano

I’ll Be Home for the Holidays

Naxos

Beryl Antony

The Oxen

The Earlham College Concert Choir

Daniel H. Graves, cond.

Singing Out of the Silence

Earlham College Press

Jeffrey Reid Baker

The First Noel Gymnopedie for Solo Piano

Jeffrey Reid Baker, piano

A Composer’s Christmas

JRB, ©1996

Andrew York

Jubilation

Christopher Parkening, guitar

Kathleen Battle, soprano

Angels’ Glory

Sony

Trad. arr: Jacqueline B. Hairston

Wasn’t that a Mighty Day

Traditional

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

Coventry Espagnol

John Stover & Jeff Wells, Duo Guitar

A Virtuoso Christmas

A Legend Road Production

Franz Biebl (b. 1906)

Ave Maria

Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, cond.

Our Heart’s Joy

Chanticleer Records

Anonymous

(English, 15th c.)

There is no rose

Benjamin Britten
(1913-1976)

A hymn to the Virgin

Arr. Dale Grotenhuis

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Traditional French Carol

Short Fantasy on a Neapolitan Carol

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Jurij Konje, percussion

Dream Season

Telarc

Traditional Indian Carol, 17th C.

Huron Indian Carol

9:00

Traditional

The Cherry Tree Carol

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Robert Shaw, cond.

Songs of Angels

Telarc

We Three Kings

Touro-louro-louro!

So Blest a Sight

Traditional Austrian Folk Carol, 19th C.

Still, Still, Still

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Jurij Konje, percussion

Dream Season

Telarc

Yolanda Kondonassis

Dream Season

Traditional

Hacia Belén va un borrico

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Robert Shaw, cond.

Songs of Angels

Telarc

The Holly and the Ivy

John Stover & Jeff Wells, Duo Guitar

A Virtuoso Christmas

A Legend Road Production

France: Les Anges Dans Nos campagnes; Germany: O Tannenbaum; France: Bel Astre que J'adore

Swingle Singers

Arrangements by Ward Swingle

Christmastime

Philips

 

Spain: El Noi de la Mare; Czech: Hanej, Nynej, Jezisku; Canzone Dei Zampognari

 

USA: We Three Kings; England: The Holly and the Ivy; Argentina: La Peregrinacion

 

Oh Tannenbaum

Wynton Marsalis

Crescent City Christmas Card

Columbia