The Bach Choir of Bethlehem (PA) performs music by Bach, Britten and Bernstein, from their new CD "Songs of Hope."
Again this week, choral music by Cesar Franck--"Redemption," a "Poem-Symphony" for soprano soloist, chorus and orchestra from 1874.
This week and next we'll feature choral/orchestral works of Cesar Franck. This morning, "Psyche."
This week, choral music by American composer and educator Howard Hanson, including "The Mystic Trumpeter" and "Lament for Beowulf."
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).
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.
This week, music by Handel: the one-act oratorio "The Choice of Hercules."
This week, sacred and secular choral music by early 20th-century French composer, conductor and educator Joseph-Guy Ropartz.
This week you'll hear the Mass in D by Dvorak, and Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms."
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.
This week, choral music by Olivier Messiaen: 3 Petite Liturgies on the Divine Presence; 5 Refrains; and O Sacrum Convivium.
Today, choral music by Janacek (the Glagolitic Mass) and Dvorak (portions of the Te Deum).
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.
This morning, Ernest Bloch's 1934 "Sacred Service" for baritone, chorus and orchestra.
This week, the Mass in E-flat by Schubert, written the last year of his life, 1828.
This week, music from the 17th century: "Musikalische Exequien" by Schutz, and excerpts from "Vespers" of 1693 by Biber.
Two very different choral works from early in the 20th century: "Flos Campi" by Vaughan Williams, and "The Bells" by Rachmaninoff.
This morning, choral music by Liszt from throughout his career.
This week, Zoltan Kodaly conducts his "Te Deum" and "Missa Brevis" in recordings from the late 1950s.
A mixed bag of music this week--numerous composers, styles and traditions, performed by the American Boychoir and various adult choral ensembles.
Today, the ca.1930 oratorio "Hymn to the Earth" by Chicago-based composer, pianist and educator Edward Collins (1889-1951).
This week, choral music by Robert Schumann: the Requiem, Op.148, and the choral ballad "The King's Son," Op.116.
This week: the "Votive Mass" written in 1739 by Jan Dismas Zelenka.
This week: two masses by Haydn, the "Little Organ Solo" Mass and the "Theresien" Mass.
For Easter Sunday, the "Easter Historia" by Heinrich Schütz; and choral music for the Eastern Orthodox Easter or "Pascha" celebration.