Superbowl advertisers turned to classical composers to help them sell carbonated beverages (with Rossini's William Tell Overture), a new TV series (cue Carl Orff's Carmina Burana), cars (via John Williams' The Empire Strikes Back) and bright orange chips which may not be the healthiest thing for you or your dog. In my opinion, the juxtaposition of Verdi's Requiem with a slow-motion, runni
As we observe the Third Sunday in Lent, weâ€™ll hear several settings of the psalm of the day, Psalm 121, â€śI will lift up my eyes to the hills,â€ť which has been wonderfully set by composers from the US and abroad.
Our journey through the season of Lent continues, with music based on psalm texts of devotion and introspection. We also will hear music about Mary, in observance of the Feast of the Annunciation later in the week.
The Last Sunday after Epiphany is celebrated in many churches as the Feast of the Transfiguration â€“ the vision of the glory of Christ on the mountaintop before the season of Lenten devotion. Tune in for glorious music from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
English poet George Herbert is traditionally commemorated on February 27, and this week weâ€™ll hear settings of some of his texts, including excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ€™s Five Mystical Songs.