Streams

Episode #2402

Sacred Music, Irish and Otherwise

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, May 05, 2006

The name Anuna derives from the ancient Irish name "An Uaithne," which collectively describes the three ancient types of Celtic music; lullaby, happy song, and lament (Suantrai, Geantrai and Goltrai, respectively.) This Irish group, who were the original “Riverdance” choir, blend Middle English, Scots Gaelic, Irish, Breton, Medieval Irish, Latin, and Greek choral music together in tunes ranging from folk songs to newly composed music based on ancient texts. On this New Sounds, we’ll hear from Anuna’s recent retrospective CD, along with other sacred works. Plus, selections from a stunning new release by Alexandra Montano of mostly medieval Spanish songs, called "Reflejo Medieval."

PROGRAM # 2402, Sacred Music (First aired on Tues., 4/19/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Jocelyn Montgomery w/David Lynch

Lux Vivens – The Music of Hildegard von Bingen

Lux Vivens [8:00]

Mammoth #354 980-183** www.mammoth.com*

Les Flamboyants

Hildegard von Bingen und Birgitta von Schweden

Annuntietur In Universa Terra [4:30]

Raumklang #9802 www.raumklang.de
(site is in German)

Alexandra Montano

Reflejo Medieval

Beata viscera marie virginis [3:00]

One Soul #0001
www.onesoulrecords.com*

Hilliard Ensemble & Jan Garbarek

Officium

Beata viscera [6:30]

ECM #1525**
www.ecmrecords.com *

Anuna

Essential Anuna

Carmacus Scripsit [3:30]
Kyrie [2:00]
Christus Resurgens [3:30]

Koch #9555
www.kochrecords.com*

Alexandra Montano

Reflejo Medieval

Cantigas de Amigo 3 [6:00]

See above.

Philip Glass

Symphony #5: Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya

The Creation of the Cosmos, excerpt [3:00]

Nonesuch #79618 **
www.nonesuch.com*

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.