Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is commemorated on March 17, and much of this program contains music from Irish sources, textual or melodic.
Yehudi Menuhin, a preeminent musician of the 20th century and noted humanitarian, died in the past week on March 12, 1999. A self described son of California with childhood connections to San Francisco and Los Gatos, we commemorate him with an early recording from the World War II era.
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Segovia): The old castle (from (CD: Segovia: Pictures at an Exhibition) Canciones populares) (Eliot Fisk, guitar) Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Les saisons, op. 37b (CD: Tchaikovsky: Les (Viktoria Postknikova, piano) Saisons / Sonata no. 1) Elinor Armer & Ursula K. LeGuin: The Seasons of Oling (CD: Uses of Music (Don Ehrlich, viola; Bonnie Hampton, in Uttermost Parts) cello; Lois Brandywine, piano; David Dieni, percussion; Ursula K. LeGuin, narrator)
Francis Grier: Thou, O God, art praised in Sion (CD: Francis Grier: (Rodolfus Choir; Ralph Allwood) Twelve Anthems) John Rutter: A prayer of Saint Patrick (CD: Rutter: Requiem) (Polyphony; Stephen Layton) John Rutter: A Gaelic blessing (CD: Rutter: Requiem) (Polyphony; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Stephen Layton) John Rutter: The Lord bless you and keep you (CD: Rutter: Requiem) (Polyphony; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Stephen Layton) I bind unto myself today (LP: Belfast (Choir of Belfast Cathedral) Cathedral Choir) Gordon Jacob (arr.): Brother James' Air (CD: Golden favourites (Boys of St. Paul's Cathedral) from St. Paul's Cathedral) Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat in C (LP: Belfast (Choir of Belfast Cathedral) Cathedral Choir) John Field: Nocturnes VI & VIII (CD: John Field: (John O'Conor, piano) 15 Nocturnes) Wearing of the Green (CD: Arma Lucis) (Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum; Almeda Berkey) Phil the fluter's ball (CD: The Last (Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Rose of Summer) Graham Johnson, piano) Star of the County Down (arr. H. Goodall) (CD: Watching (King's Singers) the White Wheat) Londonderry air (CD: Watching (King's Singers) the White Wheat) Mark Blatchly (arr.): Cockles and mussels (CD: Golden favourites (Boys of St. Paul's Cathedral) from St. Paul's Cathedral)
Benjamin Britten: O the sight entrancing (CD: The Last (Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Rose of Summer) Graham Johnson, piano) Johannes Brahms: Violin concerto in D (CD: Yehudi Menuhin: (Yehudi Menuhin, violin; BBC Brahms Violin Symphony Orchestra; Adrian Boult) Concerto) J. S. Bach: Partita no. 3 in E (CD: Yehudi Menuhin: Prelude Brahms Violin (Yehudi Menuhin, violin) Concerto) Turlough O'Carolan: Carolan's cup (CD: Carolan's Harp) (The Harp Consort; Andrew Lawrence-King) Turlough O'Carolan: Miss MacDermott (The Arethusa) (CD: Carolan's Harp) (The Harp Consort; Andrew Lawrence-King)
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