Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Airs at 10 pm on Dec. 11 and at 2 pm Dec. 24 on WQXR.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Recorded live at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012, the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents a program that spans hundreds of years and tells the story of the nativity.
Under the direction of Kent Tritle, the program includes settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" text by T. L. da Victoria, Morton Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler; as well as music by Eric Whitacre, Francis Poulenc, William Byrd and Morten Lauridsen. WQXR's Nimet Habachy hosts.
Gregorian Chant: Veni, veni Emanuel
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): O Magnum Mysterium (Motet)
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612): Verbum caro factum est
Franz Biebl (1906-2001): Ave Maria
Peter Philips (c. 1560-1628): O Beatum et sacrosanctum diem
Eric Whitacre (c. 1970): Lux aurumque (2000)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Four Motets for the Christmas Season
I. O magnum mysterium
II. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
III. Videntes stellam
IV. Hodie Christus natus est
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): O magnum mysterium
William Byrd (1674-1744): Senex puerum portabat
Gregorian Chant: Conditor alme siderum
Coventry Carol: Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child