Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hosted by Meera Collier-Mitchell





Record Title





          Fa fa mi / Ut re mi

          O Maria virgo / O Maria maris stella

          Benedicamus domino: cum cantico

Anonymous 4: Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek

Secret Voices: Music from Las Huelgas, C. 1300

Harmonia Mundi

Jean Mouton
(before 1459 – 1522)

Ave Maria … virgo serena

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, conductor

Jean Mouton: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensées


(c. 15th century)

Missa Quem malignus spiritus




          Agnus Dei

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman, conductor

Music for Henry V and the House of Lancaster



Ralph Vaughan Williams
(1872 – 1958)

Two English Folksongs for voice and violin

         I.      Searching for lambs

        II.      The Lawyer

John Mark Ainsley, tenor

Leo Phillips, violin

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge


Samuel Barber
(1910 – 1981)

Intermezzo from Vanessa

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor

Samuel Barber: Capricorn Concerto



Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)


          She’s like the swallow

          I wonder as I wander

Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano

Benjamin Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake



Gian Carlo Menotti
(1911 – 2007)

Amahl and the Night Visitors

-        Amahl! Amahl!

-        Oh, Mother, you should go out and see!

-        Stop bothering me!

-        Poor Amahl!

-        Don’t cry, Mother dear

-        From far away we come

-        Amahl… Yes, Mother

-        Good evening! Good evening!

-        Come in, come in!

-        Are you a real King?

-        This is my box

-        Amahl, I told you not to be a nuisance!

-        Oh, these beautiful things

-        Have you seen a Child

-        Shepherds! Shepherdesses!

-        Emily, Emily

-        Olives and quinces

-        Shepherds’ Dance

-        Thank you, good friends

-        All that gold!

-        Thief! Thief!

-        Don’t you dare!

-        Oh, woman, you can keep the gold

-        Oh, no, wait

-        I walk, Mother

-        Do you really want to go?

-        Shepherds, arise!

Chet Allen, Amahl

Rosemary Kuhlmann, his Mother

Andrew McKinley, Kaspar (slightly deaf)

David Aiken, Melchior

Leon Lishner, Balthazar

Frank Monachino, the Page

Thomas Schippers, orchestra & chorus conductor

Recorded 1952 under the personal direction of Mr. Menotti, composer and librettist

Amahl and the Night Visitors

RCA Gold Seal


Hector Berlioz
(1803 – 1869)

L’Enfance du Christ: trilogie sacrée, Op. 25

Part II: la fuite en Egypte (The Flight into Egypt)

      I.      Ouverture

    II.      L’adieu des bergers à la Sainte Familie / The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family

   III.      Le repos de la Sainte Familie / The Holy Family’s Repose

La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Orchestre des Champs Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ

Harmonia Mundi (France)

Per Nørgård
(b. 1932)

Winter Hymn (1976 – 84)

Text by Ole Sarvig, “The Year”

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Baltic Voices 2

Harmonia Mundi








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