October 4, 1999: Zoonatic!

October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assissi, known for his love of the natural world and of animals. Most of this program therefore has connections to the zoological world.

Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending (CD: Ralph Vaughan (Hugh Bean, violin; Philharmonia Williams: The Lark Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult) Ascending, etc.) Joseph Haydn: String quartet in D major, op. 64 no. 5 (CD: Haydn: Six String ("The lark") Quartets, Op. 64) (Tátrai Quartet) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture: The Wasps (CD: Country Gardens) (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Constantin Silvestri) Claude Debussy: Poissons d'or (CD: Piano Music (Lívia Rév, piano) by Claude Debussy) Nigel Ogden: Scherzo for the White Rabbit (CD: Virtuoso!) (Andrew Shenton, organ)
John Tavener: The Lamb (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) Francis Poulenc: Quatre petites prières de Saint (CD: Poulenc: The François d'Assise Sacred Music for (Choir of Trinity College, Unaccompanied Choir) Cambridge; Richard Marlow) Igor Stravinsky: The dove descending (CD: The Worlds Above) (The Choir of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; John Fenstermaker) Libby Larsen: Missa Gaia: Mass for the earth (CD: Larsen: Mass for Kyrie the Earth / Paulus: Gloria Echoes Between the (Oregon Repetory Silent Peak) Singers; Gilbert Seeley) Canticum creatorum (CD: Saint Francis and (Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble) the Minstrels of God) Alan Hovahness: Fred the cat (CD: Alan Hovahness: (Marvin Rosen, piano) Fred the Cat) Charles Villiers Stanford: The blue bird (CD: English (Oxford Camerata; Jeremy Summerly) Madrigals and Songs) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folksong arrangements The (CD: Gents of St. turtle dove Ca' the yowes John's: Ca' the Yowes) (Gents of St. John's College Choir Cambridge) Gioacchino Rossini: Overture "La Gazza Ladra" (The (CD: Singphonic Thieving Magpie) Rossini) (Die Singphoniker)
Powell Weaver: The squirrel (CD: Around the World (James Welch, organ) in Under 80 Minutes) Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (CD: A: Bernstein (New York Philharmonic Favorites: Children's Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein) Classics) Alan Ridout: Ferdinand (CD: Poème) (Gabriel Woolf, narrator; Lydia Mordkovitch, violin) Flanders and Swann (CD: The Bestiary of Twosome - Kang and Jag Flanders and Swann) The spider The Boar The Tyger (CD: Songs of Innocence (Greg Brown) and Experience)
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