Sunday on the Upper West Side

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (mgarbowski/flickr)

On this edition of The Choral Mix, Kent Tritle takes us on a walking tour through Manhattan's Upper West Side. We visit four different churches and hear examples of the music they are featuring this very Sunday.

On our Sunday stroll up and down Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, we hear Lenten works by Stainer and Chilcott, two different versions of God So Loved The Worlds and a Gregorian chant in preparation of Easter.

Also on the program are the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis set to music by Stanford. For more information on these four churches and their musical programming please visit their websites listed below.


Gregorian Chant for Easter/Cappella Antiqua, Munich
Laetare, Jerusalem

Jack Beeson/In Praise Of Singing/ The Gregg Smith Singer and Gregg Smith
Psalm 23 The Lord to Mee a Shepheard is

Vierne/ Choral: Vierne, Widor, Dupre/ Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell

Chilcott/And the house was filled with smoke/Saint Bartholomew's Choir, Tristan Russcher, Peter Parshall & David Grealy
God So Loved The World 

Bach/ Bach, J.S.: Cantatas BWV 106, 118 & 198/ English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner
O Jesu Christ Mein Lebens Liebt

Byrd/Mass For Five Voices/ The Tallis Scholars, Peter Philiips
   Sanctus, Benedictus   
   Agnus Dei  

W.A. Mozart/ Confitebor tibi Domine (Solemn Vespers, K.337) King’s College

John Stainer/ The Crucifixtion/ BBC Singers, Brian Kay
God so loved the world

Stanford/ Stanford: The Complete Morning and Evening Services, Volume I/ The Choir of Durham Cathedral, James Lancelot
    Nunc Dimittis

Comments [5]

Ed Cole from Staten Island

Gorgeous. Thank you, Kent, and for making this music accessible. God bless you.

Apr. 07 2012 07:28 AM
Gary from Manhattan NYC

I've never heard Bach's O Jesus Christ Light of My Life before. Absolutely beautiful. I learn something new and wonderful every time I listen to this program. I never thought about the Upper West Side having a lot of churches (other than St. John the Divine, of course). Wonderful.

Mar. 24 2012 07:02 AM
Fletcher from Westchester NY

I'm coming to love Sundays.

Mar. 20 2012 09:31 PM

Kent, a great show. I enjoyed every selection you chose. I hope in future shows you will "walk" around other neighborhoods and check out other churches and houses of worship. Thanks also for explaining how the works chosen support the readings of the day.Pat Hammarth

Mar. 18 2012 10:50 AM
Joe from westwood nj

fab. Thanks so much. So lovely for the Sunday of Five Loaves- Much enjoyed- REJOICE!

Mar. 18 2012 07:36 AM

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