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Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, December 21, 2012

Hosted by Meera Collier-Mitchell

Time

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Traditional
(arr. Elizabeth DiSavino)

Suite of Mediaeval Carols

Solid Brass

Christmas with Solid Brass
(1989)

Dorian

Gregorian chant

Ave Regina caelorum

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, director

Ave Gracia Plena: Music in honour of the Virgin Mary
(1992)

Collegium

G. P. da Palestrina
(1525 – 1594)

Stabat Mater

Anton Bruckner
(1824 – 1896)

Ave Maria

Giuseppe Verdi
(1813 – 1901)

Laudi all Vergine Maria

Igor Stravinsky
(1882 – 1971)

Ave Maria

P. I. Tchaikovsky
(1840 – 1893)

Dostoino Yest

7:30

Catalan traditional

(arr. Elizabeth DiSavino)

Song of the Birds

Solid Brass

Christmas with Solid Brass

Dorian

Spanish traditional

A la Nanita Nana

The Santa Cruz Chorale, Christian Grube, director

Christmas with the Chorale
(2009)

Musical Arts of Santa Cruz

7:45

J. S. Bach
(1685 – 1850)

Christmas Oratorio: Part Two

  1. Sinfonia
  2. Evangelist: Un es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend / And there were shepherds…
  3. Chorus: Brich an, O schönes Morgenlight / Break through, Oh beautiful morning light
  4. Evangelist: Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen / And the angel said unto them
  5. Recit (bass): Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen / That which God promised Abraham
  6. Aria (tenor): Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet / Joyful shepherds, haste
  7. Evangelist: Un das habt zum Zeichen / And this shall be a sign
  8. Chorus: Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall / Behold, there in a dark stable lies
  9. Recit (bass): So geht denn hin / So go then!
  10. Aria (alto): Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh / Sleep, my dearest, enjoy your rest
  11. Evangelist: Und alsobald war da be idem Engel / And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude
  12. Chorus: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe / Glory to God in the Highest
  13. Recit (bass): So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet / Then, you angels, rejoice and sing!
  14. Chorus: Wir singen dir in deinem Heer / We sing to you in your host

The Monteverdi Choir

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, director

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
(1987)

Archiv

8:00

English Traditional

Arr. Nikolaus Newerkla

Drive the Cold Winter Away

Quadriga Consort: Angelika Huemer, recorders & viola da gamba

Karin Silldorff, recorders

Dominika Teufel, viola da gamba

Peter Trefflinger, baroque cello

Laurenz Schiffermüller, percussion

Nikolaus Newerkla, harpsichord, director

On a Cold Winter’s Day
(2012)

Carpe Diem Records

Turlough O’Carolan
(1670 – 1738)

Tune No. 176

Traditional

       Gabriel fram heven-king

       Christum wir sollen loben schon

       The Coventry Carol

Taverner Consort, Choir & Players

The Carol Album: Seven centuries of Christmas Music
(1990)

EMI Records

8:15

Morten Lauridsen
(b. 1949)

O Magnus Mysterium

Polyphony, Stephen Layton, conductor

A Christmas Present from Polyphony
(1995?)

Hyperion

Huron traditional

‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Quadriga Consort

On a Cold Winter’s Day
(2012)

Carpe Diem Records

8:30

Stephen Paulus
(b. 1949)

Three Nativity Carols

               I.      The Holly and the Ivy

              II.      This Endris Night

            III.      Wonder Tidings

The New York Concert Singers; Judith Clurman, conductor

A Season’s Promise
(2001)

New World Records

8:45

George Winston
(b. 1949)

Night

               I.      Snow

              II.      Midnight

            III.      Minstrels

George Winston, piano

December
(1982)

BMI

Franz Biebl
(1906 – 2001)

Ave Maria

Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, conductor

Our Heart’s Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas

Chanticleer Records

9:00

Gustav Holst
arr. Douglas Haislip

Christmas Day

Solid Brass

Christmas with Solid Brass

Dorian

Jacqueline Schwab

       Bright Morning Stars are Rising

       Babe of Bethlehem

Jacqueline Schwab, piano

Down Came an Angel: Music for Christmas
(1999)

Dorian

Peter Warlock

Bethlehem Down

Polyphony, Stephen Layton, conductor

A Christmas Present from Polyphony

Hyperion

9:15

Herbert Howells

A Spotless Rose

Dave Brubeck

The Christmas Song

Dave Brubeck, piano

Christmas
(1996)

Telarc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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