Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hosted by Meera Collier-Mitchell





Record Title




Edward Elgar
(1857 – 1934)

There is sweet music (Op. 53 No. 1)

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, director

There is Sweet Music: English choral songs, 1890 – 1950)


Henry Purcell
(1659 – 1695)

Ode for Queen Mary’s Birthday

1.        Symphony

2.        Chorus: Now does the glorious day appear

3.        Tenor solo: This does our fertile Island with glory corwn

4.        Chorus: Now does the glorious day appear

5.        Bass solo: It was a work of full as great a weight

6.        Countertenor solo: By beauteous softness mixt with majesty

7.        Verse: Her Hero, to whose conduct and whose arms

8.        Verse: Our dear Religion

9.        Tenor solo: No more shall we the great Eliza boast

10.     Symphony

11.     Chorus: Now with one united voice

Westminster Abbey Choir

New London Consort

Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb, sopranos

Michael Chance, countertenor

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Stephen Richardson, Simon Birchall, Basses

Martin Neary, conductor

Music for Queen Mary: A Celebration of the Life and Death of Queen Mary

Sony Classical


Charles Macklean
(c.1712 – c. 1765)

Sonata X in G

-        Largo/Adagio

-        Allegro

-        Adagio

-        Allegro

Alison Melville, recorder

Mary-Katherine Finch, baroque cello
Kirk Elliott, harp & guitar
Ben Grossman, percussion
Paul Jenkins, harpsichord

She’s Sweetest When She’s Naked

Nicola Matteis
(d. 1707)

Ground after the Scottish Humor

Henry Purcell

Hail! Bright Cecilia

Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (1692)

-    Voluntary in D minor – Wonderous machine!

-        The airy violin

-        In vain the am’rous flute

-        The fife and all the harmony of war

-        Let these amongst themselves contest

-        Hail! Bright Cecilia

-        With rapture of delight – Hail! Bright Cecilia

Emma Kirkby, soprano
Michael Chance, Kevin Smith, countertenors
Rogers Covey-Crump, Charles Daniels, Paul Elliott, Neil Jenkins, Andrew King, tenors
Michael George, Simon Grant, David Thomas, Richard Wistreich, basses
Roger Wooley, organ

Taverner Consort, Choir & Players

Andrew Parrott, director

Santa Cecilia: Purcell – Handel – Haydn

Virgin Classics


Bernhard Joachim Hagen
(1720 – 1787)

Sonata in F Major

-        Allegro

-        Andante

-        Minuetto & Trio

John Schneiderman, lute

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

William Skeen, cello

Hagen: Sonatas for Lute & Strings


Carl Friedrich Abel
(1723 – 1787)

Gamba Quartet

-        Allegro moderato

-        Cantabile (Whelden)

-        Allegretto

Roy Whelden, viola gamba

American Baroque:
Stephen Schultz, Baroque flute & recorder
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violin
Sara Freiberg, Baroque cello
Cheryl Ann Fulton, triple harp

Galax: Music for Viola da Gamba

New Albion


Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)

Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy, director

London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, director

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Late Choral Music

CBS Recordings

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809 – 1847)

Gruss / Greeting

Mendelssohn: Songs & Duets

Sophie Daneman, soprano

Nathan Berg, baritone

Eugene Asti, piano


Fanny Mendelssohn
(1805 – 1847)

Frülingslied / Spring Song

Felix Mendelssohn

Frülingslied / Spring Song


Paul Hindemith
(1895 – 1963)

Trauermusik for Viola & String Orchestra (1936)

-        Langsam

-        Ruhig un bewegt

-        Lebhaft

-        Choral: Vor deinen Thron tret ich Hiermit

Brett Dean, viola

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Verner Andreas Albert, conductor

Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik 5 Op. 36,4 &c.


Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)

Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

-        To daffodils

-        The succession of the four sweet months

-        Marsh flowers

-        The evening primrose

-        Ballad of green broom

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, director

There is Sweet Music: English choral songs, 1890 – 1950)


Traditional from the Voronezh District

Five Bridal Folk Songs from the Voronezh District

-        Now, little grey duck

-        Good day, my fair one

-        Oh mother, my little head hurts

-        Oh, come to me (Lament)

-        Indoors, outside

The Voronezh Chamber Choir

Stravinsky: Les Noces and other choral music



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