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Dec. 31 2016

Vocalise – 12/31/16

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

I hope you enjoy this all 20th century choral music program which includes Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.”  This is a poem Bernstein wrote about his 1965 journey writing the iconic work:

These psalms are a simple and modest affair,
Tonal and tuneful and somewhat square,
Certain to sicken a stout John Cager
With its tonics and triads and E-flat major.
But there it stands-the result of my pondering,
Two long months of avant-garde wandering—
My youngest child, old-fashioned and sweet,
And he stands on his own two tonal feet.

8:00 PM
Francis Poulenc               Exultate Deo (1941)                     Collegium  108
COND John Rutter
ORCH City of London Sinfonia
SOLO Cambridge Singers

8:02 PM
Maurice Durufle               Messe “Cum Jubilo”                      Delos      3169
COND Dennis Keene
ORCH Voices of Ascension
SOLO Patricia Spence,alto
SOLO Francois Le Roux, baritone

8:21 PM
Leonard Bernstein             Chichester Psalms                       Hyperion   66219
COND Matthew Best
SOLO Corydon Singers
SOLO Dominic Martelli, boy soprano
SOLO Rachel Masters, harp
SOLO Gary Kettel, percussion
SOLO Thomas Trotter, organ
18:47    C  1 1-3

8:39 PM
Randall Thompson              Cantata. Feast of Praise                Bayer      1011
COND Robert Shewan
ORCH Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale

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