The final hour of this program marks 125th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Holst (September 21, 1874). Some of the most famous works are excerpted, as well as a few of Holst's less-known choral works.
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Howard Hanson: Symphony no. 6 (CD: Hanson: (Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwarz) Symphonies 3 & 6) Johannes Brahms: Sonata for piano and cello in F major, (CD: Brahms: Sonatas op. 99 for piano & cello, (Janos Starker, cello; opp. 38 & 99) Rudolf Buchbinder, piano) J. S. Bach: Badinerie from Suite no. 2 (CD: Maurice (Maurice André, trumpet; Jean-François André Plays Bach) Paillard Chamber Orchestra)
Alexader Gretchaninov: The Creed (CD: Ikon) (James Bowman, countertenor; Holst Singers; Stephen Layton) Peter Tchaikovsky: The cherubic hymn (CD: Ikon) (James Bowman, countertenor; Holst Singers; Stephen Layton) Alexander Katalsky: Grand Doxology (CD: Russian Religions (The Ural Choir; Vladislav Novik) Singing Through the Ages) John Tavener: Funeral Ikos (CD: Ikos) (Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury) Dances from Playford's "Dancing Master" (CD: An American (Waverly Consort; Michael Jaffee) Journey: Bound for the Promised Land) Mercy's Free (CD: An American (Waverly Consort; Michael Jaffee) Journey: Bound for the Promised Land) George Frideric Handel: Alexander's Feast (CD: Handel: 'Twas at the Royal Feast Alexander's Feast) Happy pair Now strike the golden lyre again Revenge, Timotheus cries (Ian Partridge, tenor; Michael George, bass; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers)
Gustav Holst: I vow to thee my country (CD: Diana, (Choir of Westminster Princess of Wales) Abbey; Martin Neary) Gustav Holst: The Planets (CD: Holst: Planets Jupiter, the bringer of jollity / St. Paul's Suite) (New Queen's Hall Orchestra; Roy Goodman) Gustav Holst: The Planets (CD: Holst: Planets Uranus, the magician / St. Paul's Suite) (New Queen's Hall Orchestra; Roy Goodman) Folksong arrangements (CD: Bushes and Briars) I love my love The song of the Blacksmith (Baccholian Singers of London) Gustav Holst: Two psalms (86 & 148) (CD: Holst: The Evening (The Holst Singers; Watch and other Choral Hillary Davan Wetton) Music) Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite (CD: Tippett / Holst (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; / Corelli / Bach) Christopher Hogwood) Hey for Christmas! (Dargason) (CD: Bright Day Star) (Custer LaRue, soprano; The Baltimore Consort)
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