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Episode #2960

New Choral Music

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Listen to ethereal choral music on this New Sounds program from Latvia and Ireland. Hear Latvian sacred music performed by the innovative State Choir Latvija. There's also music from Irish composer Deirdre McKay, who has composed works for the very same Lativian State Choir. Plus, music from the Irish choir Anuna, and music from Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble's chart-topping classic, "Officium."

PROGRAM # 2960, Choral music (First aired on July 15, 2009)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Dierdre McKay

Contemporary Music from Ireland, Vol. 8

Dieppe, excerpt [1:30]

CMC CD08
www.cmc.ie

Jan Garbarek

Officium

Christobal de Morales: Parce mihi domine, 1

ECM 2516
www.ecmrecords.com

State Choir of Latvija

Passion and Resurrection

Eriks Esenvalds - Passion and Resurrection: 1

VAK 0601 Valsts Akademiskais koris Latvija
www.choirlatvija.lv

Dierdre McKay

Contemporary Music from Ireland, Vol. 8

Dieppe [5:05]

See above.

Anuna

Sanctus

Nobilis Humilis, arr. M. McGlynn [5:08]

Danu 25
www.anuna.ie

State Choir of Latvija

Passion and Resurrection

Rihards Dubra –Te Deum [14:32]

See above.

Jan Garbarek

Officium

Christobal de Morales: Parce mihi domine, 2

See above.

Comments [3]

Adriana Z. Tavenas from Manhattan

Gorgeous show, John! Can you please send me a playlist or direct me to where I would find one on the site.

Many many thanks for your thoughtfulness and fantastic aesthetic.

AZT

Jul. 16 2009 01:44 PM
Mike Ginsburg from Astoria, NY

Tonight's program included some of the most beautiful choral music I have ever had the good fortune to hear. Nevertheless, despite whatever commercial success the producers and artists behind, "Officium," may have enjoyed, Kenny G-ish saxophone layered over otherwise sublime choral pieces is a terrible terrible idea.

Jul. 16 2009 12:01 AM
Glenn from Manhattan

great show, john,
I hope they make you a big cheese at QXR. You know what is good.

Jul. 15 2009 11:59 PM

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