February 1, 2012 01:41 PM
This week, excerpts from Debussy's choral/orchestral incidental music for Gabriele D'Annunzio's "mystery play," "The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian."
January 25, 2012 10:25 AM
Featured today: the Mozart Requiem (in the familiar Sussmayr completion), conducted by Claudio Abbado.
January 18, 2012 04:14 PM
This week, Kodaly's Missa Brevis and the Te Deum by Arvo Part.
January 10, 2012 01:52 PM
Field recordings of tribal African music combine with Western voices and instruments in David Fanshawe's "African Sanctus."
January 4, 2012 03:17 PM
Music by Vivaldi this week: the "Gloria", and excerpts from the oratorio "Juditha triumphans" and the psalm setting "Beatus vir."
December 15, 2011 03:02 PM
For New Year's Day, we'll listen to several Bach cantatas composed for January 1st.
November 23, 2011 10:58 AM
Today, choral music celebrating the Virgin Mary in anticipation of the holiday season, with works by Gombert, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Rautavaara and Frank Ferko.
November 15, 2011 03:35 PM
This week, the Missa Solemnis in D minor by Cherubini.
November 9, 2011 02:22 PM
This week the Hanover Boys Choir performs music by Liszt, Kodaly and Widor.
October 26, 2011 01:01 PM
British choral music this morning by John Stainer, E.W. Naylor, William Walton, Gustav Holst, and Sir Edward Elgar.
October 18, 2011 03:27 PM
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem (PA) performs music by Bach, Britten and Bernstein, from their new CD "Songs of Hope."
October 11, 2011 02:12 PM
Again this week, choral music by Cesar Franck--"Redemption," a "Poem-Symphony" for soprano soloist, chorus and orchestra from 1874.
October 4, 2011 03:42 PM
This week and next we'll feature choral/orchestral works of Cesar Franck. This morning, "Psyche."
September 28, 2011 10:38 AM
This week, choral music by American composer and educator Howard Hanson, including "The Mystic Trumpeter" and "Lament for Beowulf."
September 20, 2011 02:03 PM
Today, we'll listen to as much of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis as we have time for (about 57:00 of the full hour-and-12-minute work).
September 14, 2011 01:13 PM
There is seemingly no end to the fine choral music written by British composers in the 20th century. Here are two works, both written in 1936: "Dona nobis pacem" by Vaughan Williams, and the "Requiem" by Howells.
August 30, 2011 01:20 PM
This week, music by Handel: the one-act oratorio "The Choice of Hercules."
August 25, 2011 09:34 AM
This week, sacred and secular choral music by early 20th-century French composer, conductor and educator Joseph-Guy Ropartz.
August 17, 2011 12:53 PM
This week you'll hear the Mass in D by Dvorak, and Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms."
August 10, 2011 03:36 PM
Two requiems this morning... not the stormy, dramatic type a la Verdi or Berlioz, but a couple of more gentle, contemplative works by Maurice Durufle and Herbert Howells.
August 2, 2011 03:10 PM
This week, choral music by Olivier Messiaen: 3 Petite Liturgies on the Divine Presence; 5 Refrains; and O Sacrum Convivium.
July 19, 2011 01:55 PM
Today, choral music by Janacek (the Glagolitic Mass) and Dvorak (portions of the Te Deum).
July 19, 2011 01:49 PM
This morning, the Victorian-era Mass in D by Dame Ethyl Smyth (1858-1944), a composer equally famous for being a suffragette in the early 1900s.
July 12, 2011 02:20 PM
This morning, Ernest Bloch's 1934 "Sacred Service" for baritone, chorus and orchestra.
July 7, 2011 09:06 AM
This week, the Mass in E-flat by Schubert, written the last year of his life, 1828.