Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hosted by Meera Collier-Mitchell

Time (approx.)




Record Title



Sephardic ballad


Durme, hermosa donzella
Sleep, fair maiden

Ay luna que reluzes
Oh Moon, so Brightly Shining

Hespèrion XXI

Montserrat Figueras, mezzo-soprano

La Capella Reil de Catalunya

Le Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall, dir.

Invocation à la Nuit

Alia Vox

Traditional Sephardic

Cuando el Rey Nimrod
When King Nimrod

T. Torrejón y Velasco

Traditional Catalan

Rorro: Desvelado dueño mío

El Mariner


Henry Purcell

A Dance for the Followers of Night

Prelude (the Fairy Queen)

A Fairies’ Dance

John Blow

Lysander I Pursue

Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano

Julia Wedman, violin

Aisslinn Nosky, violin

Felix Deak, Cello and Viola da gamba

I Furiosi


Robert Kyr
(b. 1952)

Text by Hildegard von Bingen

              I.        Song to the Creator
(O verbum Patris)

            II.        Song of the Virgin to her Son
(O fili dilectissime)

           III.        Song to the Virgin
(O Magna res)

Tapestry, Laurie Monahan, dir.

Celestial Light



Samuel Claiborne


Samuel Claiborne, piano

The Annunciation: Piano Improvisations

Sonotrope Sound and Image

Dmitry Bortniansky

Let my Prayer Arise

Estonia Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier, cond.

The Powers of Heaven: Orthodox Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Harmonia Mundi

Johannes M. Coenen


Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, cond.

Jacques Zoon, Flute

Flute Concertos from the Netherlands

NM Classics

Mily Balakirev

     In the Garden (Etude-idylle)

     Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

Olga Kern, piano


Harmonia Mundi


Francis Poulenc

Chansons Françaises:

                    I. Margoton va t’a l’iau
Margot went to the well

                   II. La belle se sied au pied de la tour
The maid sat at the foot of the tower

                 III. Pilons l’orge
Grind the Barley

                 IV. Clic, clac, dansez sabots
Click, clack, hear the clogs dance

                  V. C’est la petit’ fill’ du prince
It was the prince’s daughter

                 VI. La belle si nous etions
Pretty maid, if we were in the wood

               VII. Ah! mon beau laboureur
Ah, kind sir!

              VIII. Les tisserands
The weavers

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, dir.

Cambridge Singers A Cappella


Hector Berlioz

Herminie: Lyric scene for soprano and orchestra

Mireille Delunsch, soprano

Orchestre des Champs Élysées, Phillipe Herreweghe, cond.

Berlioz: Nuits d’été, Herminie

Harmonia Mundi


Morten Lauridsen
(b. 1943)

Nocturnes (2005)

                    I. Sa nuits d’été
Ranier Maria Rilke

                   II. Soneto de la noche
Pablo Neruda

                 III. Sure on this shining night
James Agee

Polyphony, Stephen Layton, cond.

Morten Lauridesen: Nocturnes