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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Canadan Flag (riclaf/flickr)

This week’s edition of the Choral Mix is a survey of the vast musical landscape of Canada, from early music ensembles to modern masterpieces. We can’t hear it all, but you get a sense of the composers and ensembles that have made Canada such a rich source of choral music and musicians.


Canada has produced an amazing array of choral talent – composers, conductors, singers, accompanists – but most of them aren’t known outside of their home country. Yet.



Harry Somers: Northern Lights

Elektra Womens Choir

Morna Edmunson, Conductor

Album Title: Legacy



Bruce Sled: Ice

Musica Intima

Album Title: Into Light

ATMA Classique 2613


Faure: Messe Basse



Agnus Dei

Vancouver Chamber Choir

CBC Vancouver Orchestra

John Washburn, Conductor

Album Title: Missa Brevis



Raminsh: Ave Verum, Corpus

Musica Intima

Album Title: Into Light

ATMA Classique 2613


Willan: How They So Softly Rest

Elora Festival Singers

Noel Edison, Conductor

Album Title: In the Heavenly Kingdom

Naxos 8557734


Bach: Der Geist hilft


Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Ivars Taurins, Conductor

Album Title: Bach Motets Bwv 225-230



R Murray Schafer: Three Songs from the Enchanted Forest:

I. Sweet Clover

II. Ariane’s Lament

III. Lu-li-lo-la

Vancouver Chamber Choir

John Washburn, Conductor

Album Title: Imagining Incense: The Choral Music R Murray Schafer, Vol 3

Grouse Records #106


Eleanor Daley: Requiem: In Remembrance

Choir of St. John’s Elora

Noel Edison, Conductor

Album Title: Hear My Prayer: Hymns and Anthems



Ruth Watson Henderson: 2 Love Songs:

The Passionate Shepard to His Love

The Nymph’s Reply

Elmer Iseler Singers

Lydia Adams, Conductor

Album Title: Watson Henderson: Choral Music


Comments [5]

Anna from Boston, MA

How They So Softly Rest helped my baby go to sleep on March 16. Thank you for providing the playlist so I could figure out which piece it was.

Jul. 03 2014 04:21 PM
Judy Morris from Chapel Hill, NC

I have not been able to listen to The Choral Mix for several weeks.Please advise how to correct this.

Mar. 30 2014 09:06 AM
Steve from Oregon

Will this episode be posted online?

Mar. 17 2014 10:50 AM

@DiAnn: Our apologies for this morning's mix-up. It was due to a technical error and will be fixed for tonight's re-broadcast at 11 pm.

Mar. 16 2014 08:54 AM
DiAnn from Yonkers

The second half of today's program was a repeat of last week's second half. Can that be fixed for the streaming version? (It also didn't fill up the entire hour.)

Mar. 16 2014 08:00 AM

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