Episode #1977

Program #1977

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Sunday, October 05, 2003

Inventive settings from Biblical and other sacred texts are featured on this New Sounds program. Hear a psalm setting by Arvo Part, “De Profundis,” for organ and male voices in addition to a cross-cultural rendering of Psalm 19 by Robin Williamson for Middle-Eastern instrumentation. There’s also a selection from from John Adams’ opera/music theatre piece "El Nino," a retelling and extension of the traditional nativity story, which draws text from the book of Isaiah. Rounding out the show is a setting of the Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead, and an excerpt from Terry Riley's string quartet work "Requiem for Adam."

PROGRAM #1977, music on sacred texts (First aired on 9/25/01)





Bäckström/Hedin/ Knutsson


Psalm 199, excerpt

Atrium #22197 Swedish import. , or fax 46-8-752-2616

John Adams

El Niño

In the Day of the Great Slaughter [4:00]

Nonesuch #79634**
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Arvo Part


De Profundis [7:00]

ECM 1325 OR or available for purchase at*

Towering Inferno


The Rose [3:30] Kaddish [3:00]

Island #162 531 034**
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Wally Brill

The Covenant

Secret of the Sabbath [6:00]

Six Degrees/Island #314 524 422** OR*

Robin Williamson


Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei [6:30]

Pig's Whisker #5023. Pig's Whisker #5023.;
Pig's Whisker, PO Box 114, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 3YU

David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir

Harmonic Meetings

Hallelujah [7:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13013/14**

Kronos Quartet

Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam

Ascending The Heaven Ladder, excerpt [4:00]

Nonesuch #79639**. Or*

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