A Lenten Mix

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Lenten Rose (Helleborus Hybridus) (sheila_sund/flickr)

The season of Lent is a time when Christians prepare for Easter Sunday. And it’s inspired countless composers over the centuries. 

For this week’s Choral Mix, Kent Tritle presents an hour of choral works for Lent and Holy Week. We hear two versions of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, a choral rarity by Pablo Casals and a late Renaissance work for Ash Wednesday, so heavily guarded by the Vatican that it took a boy genius to smuggle it out.

 

Playlist

 

Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I

Chapelle du Roi

Alistair Dixon, Conductor

Album Title: Lamentations of Jeremiah

Brilliant Classics 936212

 

Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est in D minor, WAB 10

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Uwe Gronostay, Conductor

Album Title: Anton Bruckner, Max Reger, 7 Motets and 8 Geistliche Gesange

Globe 5160

 

Johannes Brahms: 2 Motets, Op. 29:

No. 2. Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz

Danish National Radio Choir

Stefan Parkman, Conductor

Album Title: Works for Unaccompanied Choir

Chandos 9671

 

Pablo Casals: O vos omnes

Sospiri

Christopher Watson, Conductor

Album Title: Lamentations Through The Ages

Naxos 8573078

 

Mauersberger, Rudolph: Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst (How desolate lies the city)

Sospiri

Christopher Watson, Conductor

Album Title: Lamentations Through The Ages

Naxos 8573078

 

Gregorio Allegri: Miserere (with embellishments)

Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, Conductor

Album Title: Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina

Gimell 41

 

 

Calvin Hampton: Faithful Cross

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola

Kent Tritle, Conductor

Album Title: Wondrous Love

MSR Classics MS 1144

 

Kevin Oldham: Boulding Chorale: My Lord, thou art in every breath I take

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola

Kent Tritle, Conductor

Album Title: Wondrous Love

MSR Classics MS 1144

 

Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas

Voices of Ascension Chorus

Dennis Keene, Conductor

Album Title: Mysteries Beyond

Delos 3138

Comments [4]

MJ

Terrific program!

Mar. 23 2014 02:28 PM
Joe Giannelli from New Jersey

The choral mix is the high point of Sunday morning. The Oldham chorale is especially haunting and inspiring. Is there a recording of the complete Boulding chorale? Thank you for the singing.

Mar. 10 2014 08:04 AM
david dunkle from okc, ok

Calvin's piece seems more interesting to me than some of his pieces. I think a good setting of that text.

Mar. 09 2014 10:01 PM

"The season of Lent is a time when Christians prepare prepare for Easter Sunday."

As well they should they should.

DD~~

Mar. 09 2014 12:18 AM

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