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Magnificent Magnificats

12/23/10 3:00PM By Joe Goetz

Joe Goetz hosts a program featuring four centuries worth of settings of the Magnificat (The Song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (the plea of Simeon the Righteous) and explains their special place in the Christmas season.

Playlist

8:02pm

Magnificat a 8
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Ensemble: Taverner Players
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Soloists: Taverner Choir ; Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor ; Nigel Rogers, tenor
CD/Album: Monteverdi: Mass of Thanksgiving; Venetian Vesper Music
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54886
 
 

8:16pm

The Great Service: Magnificat
Composer: William Byrd
Ensemble: Tallis Scholars
Conductor: Peter Phillips
CD/Album: William Byrd: The Great Service
Record co./Cat #: Gimell 11
 
 

8:25pm

The Great Service: Nunc Dimittis
Composer: William Byrd
CD/Album: William Byrd: The Great Service
Record co./Cat #: Gimell 11
 
 

8:32pm

Magnificat, BWV 243
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Lukes
Conductor: Blanche Moyse
Soloists: Blanche Moyse Chorale ; Henriette Schellenberg, soprano ; Mary Anne Kruger, soprano ; John Humphrey, tenor ; Sanford Sylvan, baritone
Record co./Cat #: MHS (Musical Heritage Society) 512691
 
 

9:02pm

The Great Service
Composer: Hubert Parry
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Soloists: Choir of St. Georges Chapel ; Roger Judd, organ
CD/Album: Parry: Cathedral Music
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66273
 
 

9:16pm

Magnificat, Op. 36
Composer: Gerald Finzi
Ensemble: The Finzi Singers
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Soloists: Harry Bicket, organ
CD/Album: Finzi: Choral Works
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8936
 
 

9:29pm

Magnificat
Composer: Arvo Part
Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor: Paul Hillier
CD/Album: Arvo Part: Da Pacem
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907401
 
 

9:39pm

Magnificat
Composer: Conrad Susa
Ensemble: St.Thomas Church Choir
Conductor: Gerre Hancock
Soloists: Judith Hancock, organ ; Gerre Hancock, organ
CD/Album: Praise the Lord - Choir of St. Thomas Church
Record co./Cat #: Argo 425800
 
 

9:48pm

Nunc Dimittis
Composer: Conrad Susa
Ensemble: St.Thomas Church Choir
Conductor: Gerre Hancock
Soloists: Judith Hancock, organ ; Gerre Hancock, organ
CD/Album: Praise the Lord - Choir of St. Thomas Church
Record co./Cat #: Argo 425800
 
 

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