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Mozart's Solemn Vespers

12/12/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Today we'll listen to Mozart's Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, which--notwithstanding the serious sounding name--is a joyous set of choral Psalm-settings and Magnificat.

 

 

Playlist

9:02am

Piano Trio in Eb, Op. 12
Composer: Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio
CD/Album: Hummel: Piano Trios
Record co./Cat #: Philips 446077
 
 

9:24am

Carol of the Bells
Composer: Trad. Ukrainian
Soloists: Porter Music Box
CD/Album: Music Box Christmas Creations
Record co./Cat #: Porter Music Box Company 78
 
 

9:26am

Silver Bells
Composer: Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Soloists: Porter Music Box
CD/Album: Music Box Christmas Creations
Record co./Cat #: Porter Music Box Company 78
 
 

9:28am

The Nutcracker: March
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Soloists: Porter Music Box
CD/Album: Music Box Christmas Creations
Record co./Cat #: Porter Music Box Company 78
 
 

9:32am

Symphony #1 in C, Op. 21
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Rattle
CD/Album: Beethoven Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: EMI 57445
 
 

10:01am

Kinderszenen, Op. 15 ("Scenes from Childhood")
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Andras Schiff, piano
CD/Album: Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2122
 
 

10:18am

Vesperae solemnes de confessore in C, K 339 ("Solemn Vespers of the Confessor")
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soloists: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano ; Elizabeth Bainbridge, contralto ; Ryland Davies, tenor ; Gwynne Howell, bass ; John Constable, organ
CD/Album: Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412873
 
 

10:49am

Sonata No. 2
Composer: Franz Anton Rosler-Rosetti
Soloists: Naoko Yoshino, harp
CD/Album: The Healing Harp
Record co./Cat #: Philips 446064
 
 

11:01am

Variations on a Theme by Haydn (orchestral version) in Bb, Op. 56a
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - Haydn Variations
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426299
 
 

11:22am

The Blessed Son of God
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Conductor: Paul Halley
CD/Album: What Child is This?
Record co./Cat #: Pelagos 1005
 
 

11:25am

Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head
Composer: Trad. Appalachian
arr. Paul Halley
Ensemble: Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Conductor: Paul Halley
CD/Album: What Child is This?
Record co./Cat #: Pelagos 1005
 
 

11:28am

Infinite Light
Composer: Trad. English
(arr. by Paul Halley)
Ensemble: Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Conductor: Paul Halley
Soloists: Paul Halley, organ
CD/Album: What Child is This?
Record co./Cat #: Pelagos 1005
 
 

11:33am

Concerto Leggiero for Piano and String Orchestra
Composer: George Dyson
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Soloists: Eric Parkin, piano
CD/Album: Dyson: Concerto Leggiero etc
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9076
 
 

12:05pm

Pomp & Circumstance March #1 "In The Land Of Hope And Glory"
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Giuseppi Sinopoli
CD/Album: Elgar: Symphonie Nr. 1 u.a.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431663
 
 

12:14pm

Concerto Grosso #12 in F, Op. 6/12
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423626
 
 

12:26pm

Awake, and Join the Cheerful Choir
Composer: Trad. English
Ensemble: Anonymous 4
Soloists: Andrew Lawrence-King, baroque harp
CD/Album: Noel: Carols and Chants for Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907411
 
 

12:30pm

Grene Growith the Holy
Composer: Henry VIII
Ensemble: Anonymous 4
CD/Album: Noel: Carols and Chants for Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907411
 
 

12:34pm

Can Wassel Wassail Song
Composer: Traditional (Cornish)
Ensemble: Anonymous 4
Soloists: Andrew Lawrence-King, psaltery
CD/Album: Noel: Carols and Chants for Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907411
 
 

12:39pm

Symphony in G
Composer: Jean Francaix
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
CD/Album: Francaix: Scuola di Ballo, Symphony in G, etc
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67323
 
 
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