Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Listen to more music written for, about, and in cathedrals on this New Sounds (part 2 of 2.) Hear the famous 12th century hit tune first performed in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, “Viderunt Omnes” by Perotin, an example of organum, as sung by the Hilliard Ensemble. There’s also music by Joby Talbot which musically describes one of the great cathedrals in Spain - Léon. Then there’s trombone music by Stuart Dempster from a recording made in the Great Abbey of Clement VI in the south of France –part of the Papal Palace in Avignon. All that, and much more.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Listen to music from the dark side for this New Sounds program. Listen to music associated with Tenebrae, the Christian service held during Holy Week in the spring where candles are extinguished gradually until all that is left is darkness. There’s a work by Bruce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet and featuring Sufjan Stevens, “Tenebre,” along with the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic. Also, listen to nocturnes from the band Rachel’s, and a work by Missy Mazzoli. Then, hear “Dark Was the Night,” a piece of Phil Kline’s millennial mass “John the Revelator” and a short dark piece from Brian Eno as well.