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WCPE Features: Great Sacred Music
Wake up to the inspiring music with Sing for Joy, featuring choral music from around the nation.
Every week Sing for Joy is heard on over 250 radio stations nationwide. A defining trait of Sing For Joy is basing each week's music on the scriptural lessons specified in the common lectionary. Visit the Sing for Joy website.
Beautiful and inspirational music from WCPE, with your host Rob Kennedy.
“For Bach all music is sacred. The tones do not die but ascend to God as praise too deep for utterance.” — from Bach by Albert Schweitzer
September 1 —
John Rutter enjoys a well-deserved reputation among choirs as a composer of very singable music. His Cambridge Singers are featured in an album entitled Images of Christ.
September 8 —
Anonymous 4 is one of finest vocal ensembles of our generation. We shall listen to selections from their CD entitled Portrait
September 15 —
Choirs the world over love to sing anthems like Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus.” This morning the renowned choir of Clare College under the direction of Timothy Brown sing the Mozart and several other favorite anthems.
September 22 —
Pierre de la Rue, a contemporary of Josquin des Prez, enjoyed a very productive life as a composer and singer. We will hear one of his many mass settings, Missa de Septem Doloribus.
September 29 —
René Clemencic directs the Clemencic Consort in a Missa sine nomine by the fifteenth century Franco-Flemish composer Johannes Ockeghem. This is music written on an archetonic scale that foreshadows the grand works composed many centuries later by Palestrina and Bach.
October 6 —
César Franck spent a lifetime composing for the organ, his favorite musical instrument. The acme of his output has to be the three chorales, which date from 1890. Extended works which make enormous demands on the musician’s interpretative as well as technical skills, the chorales are the epitome of stained-glass music. The E-Major Chorale is featured on this morning’s program.
October 13 —
While Duarte Lobo was writing his gorgeous Renaissance anthems and masses in Lisbon, the Baroque era was beginning elsewhere in Europe. Lobo’s Requiem Mass is typical of his oeuvre: rich and filigreed with Palestrina-like polyphony.
October 20 and 27 —
Please support Great Sacred Music with your gift during our Fall Membership Drive.
November 3 —
Andrew Parrott founded the Taverner Consort and Players in 1973. Their performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Ascension Oratorio is the highlight of this morning’s show.
November 10 —
Dr. Healey Willan was organist and choirmaster at Toronto’s Church of Saint Mary Magdalene from 1921 to 1967. The Elora Festival Singers directed by Noel Edison sing Dr. Willan’s Missa Brevis.
November 17 —
Capilla Flamenca hails from Belgium. Capilla Flamenca was the name of the choir employed by Emperor Charles V. The current choir is a male ensemble which specializes in the music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
November 24 —
Harry Christophers has been the director of The Sixteen since its founding in 1979. The ensemble is renowned for its stylish early music performances as well as twentieth- and twentyfirst–century music.
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