Letter V Classical Radio Dec. 18

A Christmas program that’s wide-ranging in chronology, geography and style, centering on the “Christmas portion” of Handel’s “Messiah” – Part 1 and “Hallelujah” – as recorded in 2009 by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and its longtime director, Stephen Cleobury, who died last month.

noon-3 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Lorenzo Zavateri: Concerto in D major, Op. 1, No. 10 (“Pastorale”)
Francesco Colletti & Andrés Gabetta, violins
Cappella Gabetta
(Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Saint-Saëns: “Oratorio de Noël”
Antonia Bourve, soprano
Gundula Schneider, mezzo-soprano
Sabine Czinczel, alto
Marcus Ullmann, tenor
Jens Hamann, baritone
Romano Giefer, organ
Rastatt Vocal Ensemble
Les Favorites/Holger Speck
(Carus)

John Tavener: “The Lamb”
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
(Philips)

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Kaspars Putniņš
(BIS)

Handel: “Messiah” – Part 1 & “Hallelujah”
Ailish Tynan, soprano
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton, tenor
Matthew Rose, bass
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury
(Warner Classics)

Hieronymus Praetorius: “Magnificat quinti toni”
Voces8
(Signum Classics)

Dmitry Stepanovich Bortnyansky: Sacred Concerto No. 4
(Psalm 66: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all”)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella/Valery Polyansky
(Chandos)

Michel Richard Delalande: “Simphonie de Noël”
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: “A la venue de Noël”
Louis-Claude Daquin: “Une jeune pucelle”
Michel Corrette: “Quand Dieu naquit à Noël”
Daquin: Noël en Dialogue: “Or, nous dites, Marie”
Corrette: “Les bourgeois de Châtres”
Maîtrise de Radio France
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien/François Lazarevitch
(Alpha)

trad.: “Wayfaring Stranger”
trad.: “Fulfillment”
trad.: “A Virgin Most Pure”
William Billings: “Boston”
anon.: “Shepherds Rejoice”
Jeremiah Ingalls: “Lovely Vine”
trad.: “Adeste fidelis”
trad.-Lowell Mason: “Joy to the World”
Jesse Lepkoff, flute
William Hite, tenor
Boston Camerata/Joel Cohen
(Erato)

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