Young and Mysterious

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight features Kevin James's composition NYC Playground, recorded by the Young People's Chorus of New York, and the Face the Music ensemble performs works by Phil Kline.

We also take a listen to one of the biggest hits of polyphonic repertoire, the setting of O Magnum Mysterium. The text tells the story of the virgin birth and has been set to music for more than 600 years. We compare three of these settings. As always we'd love to hear your thoughts.

Playlist:

Exquisite Corpses

Phil Kline

Face the Music,

Jenny Undercofler, conductor

Juan Lara, clarinet

WNYC Archives

 

Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007

JS Bach

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

CBS/Sony

 

Guide to Strange Places

John Adams

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

Nonesuch

O Magmun Mysterium

Jacobus Clemens 'non Papa'

Tone Elisabeth Braaten

Ingrid Hanken

Edda Rydh

Narianne Kielland

Per Kristian Amundrod

Trond Olav Reinhodsten

Frank Havroy

Chandos

 

O Magnum Mysterium

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Robert Shaw Festival Singers

Robert Shaw, conductor

Telarc

 

O Magmun Mysterium

Francis Poulenc

The Choir of New College, Oxford

Edward Higginbottom, conductor

Erato

 

NYC Playground

Kevin James

Young People’s Chorus of New York

Francisco Nunez

Vital Records

 

Abide with Me/Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk

Richard Stolzman, clarinet

Beill Douglas, keyboards

Jeremy Wall, synthesizers

Eddie Gomez, bass

RCA

 

Water Girl

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain, tabla

Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute

John McLaughlin, guitar

Jan Garbarek, saxophone

ECM

 

Soldier in the Rain

Henry Mancini

Don Byron, bass clarinet

Jerome Harris, bass

Paulo Braga, drums

Patricia O’Callaghan, vocalist

Dean Bowman, vocals

Mark Ledford, vocalist

 

“Tabula rasa”: Silentium

Arvo Part

Bournemouth sinfonietta

Richard Studt, conductor

Richard Studt, violin

Tasmin Little, violin

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