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Episode #2868

Nearly Sacred Choral Music

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

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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RECORDING

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SOURCE

Music 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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Comments [4]

Vic from Bernardsville, NJ

Thanks very much for the info. about the up-coming Musica Sacra concert.
I'm really looking forward to this event...
gazing out on to the horizon ~

Also, I'm pleased that the archive edition of New Sounds, Nov. 13, 2008, is free of promotional/commercial advertising...
(no pasta sauce, thank you)

Nov. 15 2008 02:22 AM
New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Dear Vic,

The concert will not be broadcast live on November 18th. Rather, it will be recorded for later broadcast on a future date.

We also hope to make the whole concert available as a streaming archive as soon as possible after we record it.

Thanks for listening,
The Assistant

Nov. 14 2008 12:54 PM
Vic from Bernardsville, NJ

Will this concert of MUSICA SACRA on Nov. 18th be broadcast LIVE on WNYC, or is it being recorded for a future date?
Will it also become available in the on-line archives?

Nov. 14 2008 01:04 AM
Vic from Bernardsville, NJ

so many places to go ~
relax
close your eyes
and breathe

Nov. 13 2008 11:23 PM

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