May 10, 1999: Voices of Spring

With apologies to Johann Strauss sohn, the final hour of this program features music with connections to spring.

An earlier segment presents choral music with ascension themes, in connection with the Christian Feast of the Ascension.

Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Edvard Grieg: Quartet in G minor, op. 27 (CD: Mendelssohn (Shanghai String Quartet) / Grieg Quartets) Bohuslav Martinu: Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca (CD: Martinu: Frescos (Malmö Symphony Orchestra; / Rhapsody-Concerto James DePreist) / Double Concerto)
Christopher Tye: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (CD: Music of (Cambridge University Chamber Christopher Tye) Choir; Timothy Brown) G F. Händel: Messiah (CD: Händel: Messiah) Thou art gone up on high The Lord gave the word How beautiful are the feet Their sound is gone out (Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, sopranos; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood) Herbert Brewer: Evening Service in D (CD: A Service (Salisbury Cathedral of Evensong from Choir; Richard Seal) Salisbury Cathedral) Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands (CD: Evensong for (Choir of King's College, Ascension Day) Cambridge; Philip Ledger) Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands (CD: Great Music for (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Great Occasions at London Brass; Martin Neary) Westminster Abbey) Jean-Philippe Rameau: Nouvelles suites (1729/30) (CD: Rameau: L'Oeuvre Allemande de clavecin) Courante (Catherine Latzarus, harpsichord) John Sheppard: Missa "Cantate" (CD: Sheppard: Gloria Missa "Cantate") (Clerkes of Oxenford; David Wulstan) Gerald Finzi: God is gone up (CD: The Best of (Choir of Men, Boys and Girls, Trinity Trinity's Choirs, Church (Princeton); John Bertalot) Volume 1)
Johann Strauss: Frülingsstimmen, op. 410 (CD: Waltzes and (Orchester der Wiener Polkas, Vol. 2) Volksoper; Peter Falk) English Madrigals (CD: English Madrigals) Thomas Weelkes: Hark, all ye lovely saints Thomas Morley: Now is the month of maying John Farmer: Fair Phyllis I saw (Quink Vocal Ensemble) Claudio Monteverdi: Zefiro torna ("Summer breezes return") (CD: War of Love) (Bimbetta) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five English Folksongs (CD: Over Hill, (The Holst Singers; Stephen Layton) Over Dale) Gerald Finzi: Let us garlands bring (CD: Bryn Terfel: (Bryn Terfel, baritone; The Vagabond) Malcolm Martineau, piano) John Rutter: Dashing away with a smoothing iron (CD: 20th Century (National Youth Chamber Choir English Choral (England); Michael Brewer) Classics)
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