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Episode #2868

Nearly Sacred Choral Music

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Musica Sacra, the renowned New York-based chorus, performs music by Meredith Monk and the abbess Hildegard von Bingen.  Also, listen to excerpts from Morton Feldman's masterwork "Rothko Chapel," and "Atmospheres" by Gyorgy Ligeti.  Feldman’s powerfully communicative work, “Rothko Chapel,” is a tribute for his friend, the American abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko (1903 -1970), and suggests a divine music, appropriate to the sombre spirituality of Rothko’s chapel.  Ligeti’s "Atmospheres" for orchestra, with its tangled webs of dense texture and very slow changes, is a radical exploration of negation, and sometimes is called “stasis music.”

PROGRAM # 2868, choral music (First aired on Thurs, 11/13/08)

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Musica Sacra

Monk and the Abbess

Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia [7:00] Meredith Monk: Quarry Weave 2 [5:00] Nightfall [9:00]

BMG Catalyst #68329. Now out of print, but try Amazon.com*

Morton Feldman

Rothko Chapel

Excerpts [8:00]

New Albion #039** www.newalbion.com *

Gavin Bryars

On Photography

Expressa Solis, excerpt [12:00]

GB Records #07 www.gavinbryars.com *

Maija Einfelde

Pie Zemes Talas (At The Edge of the Earth)

My Childhood Home [8:30]

Latvijas Radio #033. www.radio.org.lv/koris/index.htm

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