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Call for Scores

Bill has issued a challenge to radio directors across the world and they have answered with their favorite pieces, some that even Bill doesn't know. Take a trip with us and hear something new and beautiful.

Program 1

Bill begins our journey for new scores with a piece suggested by Steve Robinson of WFMT in Chicago and a serenade by Vaughan Williams.

Stojowski: Piano Concerto #1 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 3
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins; Jonathan Plowright, p.
Hyperion 67314

Vaughan Williams: Serenade To Music
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus/Robert Spano; Jessica Rivera, Kelley O’Connor, Thomas Studebaker & Nimon Ford, soloists
Telarc 80676


Program 2

We begin with composer Conni Ellisor and continue to Geneva with a suggestion from Pierre-Yves Tribolet of the European Broadcasting Union.

Conni Ellisor: Blackberry Winter
Nashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill; Stephen Seifert, mountain dulcimer and Tennessee music box
Warner 46739

Villa-Lobos: Fantasia For Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra- I, II & III
Academy Of St. Martin In The Field/Neville Marriner; John Harle, sax
EMI 72670

Ralph Vaughan Williams: “O Taste & See”
Canterbury Cathedral Choir/Allan Wicks
Lon 433085

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Cleveland Sinfonietta/Louis Lane; Rafael Druian, v.
14:45; 4:07

Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67 IV: Autumn: Finale
Philharmonia Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov


Program 3

Pierre-Yves Tribolet of the European Broadcasting Union returns to suggest a Bach masterpiece and we head to Dublin for a request from Olga Buckley of RTE Lryic FM.

Bach: Violin Partita #2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 5. Ciaccona
Hilary Hahn, v.
Sony 62793

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen, AV 142
New Philharmonia Orchestra/John Barbirolli
EMI 65078

Buxtehude: “Alleluja” fr. Der Herr ist mit mir
Concerto Köln/Equilbey
Naïve 5216


Program 4

Today we journey to the Czech Republic for several suggestions from Lukáš Hurník of Czech Radio.

Jean Sibelius: The Tempest, Suite No. 1, Op. 109 No. 2-Der Sturm
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Segerstam
Chandos 8943

Miloslav Kabelac: Hamlet Improvisation for Large Orchestra, Op. 46
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ancerl
Supraphon 36712

Jiri Reinberger: Symphony Concertante for Organ, Harp, Timpani and Strings, Op. 31
III. Fuga
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ancerl

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis
      I. Kyrie
     II. Kyrie - Christe Eleison
    III. Kyrie - Kyrie Eleison
    IV. Gloria - Gloria In Exelsis Deo
    V. Gloria - Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi
Marburg Bachchor, Barockensemble Marburg/Wolfram Wehnert
Thorofon 2265

Jean Sibelius: The Tempest, Suite No. 1, Op. 109 No. 2- Humoreske, Calibans, Canon, and Scene
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ancerl
Chandos 8943

Program 5

Bill finishes the week with two suggestions from the producer of classical music for Vatican Radio and an address from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Josquin Desprez: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariæ
      I. Kyrie
     II. Gloria
     III. Credo
     IV.  Benedictus
     V. Agnus Dei
De Labyrintho/Walter Testolin
Stradivarius  33862

Edgard Varèse: Ionisation
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez
DG 471 137

Eric Ewazen: Down A River Of Time 
International Sejong Soloists/Hyo Kang; Linda Strommen, ob.
Albany 577

Soweto Gospel Choir: Archbishop Tutu Address, Libala Kuye, Valley Of Tears, Loliwe 
Divine Decade (Celebrating 10 Years)
Decca 1993102
6:11, 2:36

Traditional: Valley of Tears (excerpt)
Fats Domino, voice
iTunes/London Records HLB 8449



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