Episode #2603

John the Revelator

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

For this New Sounds, it's a conversation with Phil Kline, the composer of the gripping and eloquent Zippo Songs, and the mobile, boombox-based holiday piece Unsilent Night. Now Kline has written a modern mass using the early music group Lionheart and the string quartet Ethel, as well as the cathedral-like structure of the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden. He tells us about the making of “John the Revelator,” and we'll hear some of the work as well.

PROGRAM # 2603, Chants & Choruses (First aired on Nov. 8, 2006)





Phil Kline

Unsilent Night

From Light [5:00]

Cantaloupe #21005** www.cantaloupe

Phil Kline

Lionheart rehearsal: John The Revelator

Northport [2:30]
Agnus Dei [2:30]

Not commercially available.


Paris 1200

Mens Fidem [5:30]

Nimbus #5547 **
Available at*

William Duckworth

Southern Harmony

Sardina [3:30]

Lovely Music #2033 ***

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

The Wild Field

Geese Fly [3:00]

Real World #91736 ** www.realworld

Ensemble Organum

Chants Corse

Sanctus [3:30]

Harmonia Mundi #901495 **

William Duckworth

Southern Harmony

Leander [3:00]

See above.

Anonymous 4


Saint’s Delight [5:00]

Harmonia Mundi #907400 **


Täällä Tanssivi

The Curse of the Betrayed [3:00]

Arvo Part

Da Pacem

Psalm 131 [3:00]

Harmonia Mundi #907401 **

Comments [1]

Joe Kesselman from Boston area

Thanks for doing the webcasts. I've missed New Sounds since I moved out of NY; being able to pick up this show is almost enough to justify broadband all by itself.

(My second-favorite WNYC show was the old three-hour version of Spinning On Air, for much the same reasons -- eclectic but always interesting programming, with informed discussion of what was interesting about it.)

Oct. 19 2008 12:00 AM

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