Let nothing you dismay
By Brenda Tremblay ~ Posted Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:00pm
Welcome to a new week. I look forward to listening to music with you early in the mornings on Classical 91.5. Here are just a few highlights:
Monday, December 17
The late Dave Brubeck was quite serious when he sat down to pen sacred choral music for the season, creating a beautiful lament and commemoration of the birth of Jesus. Weâ€™ll hear a performance of Brubeckâ€™s Ave Maria and Concordia Laetitia from the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and Quartet San Francisco.
Tuesday, December 18
From the WXXI Holiday Songbook, The story of the Nativity is musically retold in JoaquĂn Rodrigoâ€™s The Retablo de Navidad, eight short seasonal pieces that include simple songs with roots in folklore.
Wednesday, December 19
From the Holiday Songbook, the Whistle Down the Wind Suite, Stroopeâ€™s Hodie! And youâ€™ll hear music steeped in older traditions, Alessandro Scarlattiâ€™s startling, invigorating Messa per il Santissimo Natale, recorded in the Parco della Musica in Rome, a cavernous modern hall designed to replicate the acoustic of a cathedral space.
Thursday, December 20
Enjoy some of your favorite carols (Go tell it on the mountain) and unusual discoveries from the Holiday Songbook, including Latvian Solstice in the New World by Ugis Praulins, from a collection of new musical works to enrich the seasonâ€™s array of colors.
Friday, December 21
Luna Galassini hosts.