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          Tuesday,  March 30,  2010 -  5:30am - 11:00am

        

         "SACRED BRIDGES"

  

Today’s show, titled Sacred Bridges, aired during the time of important Jewish and Christian holidays but focused on music from multiple religious
traditions rather than just two, exploring the elements that make music an international language and becoming a Sacred Bridge between different faiths.

This program was not about what each religion represents and its differences, but rather focused on similarities as for example, the use of various modal
scales beetwen medieaval music and music from South India, Sufi devotional chants and Italian Laudas, and examples of settings of Psalms that you can
find in many major religions.

The music on today's program was written by composers from many religious backgrounds and inspired by various religious beliefs. All the pieces you did
heard were spiritual and spoke about the same things - hope, love, sadness and suffering. You heard works written by Jewish composers for
the Catholic Church, pieces composed by Christian, composers inspired by sacred music heard in the Synagogue, music inspired by Buddhist Chant
and a complete performance of The Arabian Passion according to J.S.Bach" by Vladimir Ivanoff.

It was only appropriate to start today’s program Sacred Bridges with one of the cantigas compiled by the XIIIth century king of Castille and Leon,
Alfonso X, who was called El Sabio, which means the Wise by Muslims. He supported science, astronomy, the arts and expanded the code of laws.
Despite his own deep religious feelings towards Christianity, he employed in his court Jews, Muslims and Christians who worked on scientific and other
projects.  It has been said that his orchestra consisted of representatives of all 3 religious groups and that his reign was one of the most peaceful
and prosperous, where all religious groups enjoyed equal protection from prosecution that swept Europe later.
After centuries of religious wars, which divided and destroyed nations and caused persecution of whole groups of the people, we should look at
the XIIIth century king El Sabio, who knew how to bring people together.

Composer Work Performers label
air time
Alfonso X - El Sabio Cantiga No. 76 Grupo de Musica Antigua, Eduardo Paniagu, Conductor Pneuma - CD-010 5:30
Massaino, Tirburtio Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel, Conductor Harmonia mundi - HMC 901682 5:36
King David Song of Exile, Psalm 137, Verses 1 thru 6 Lior Elmalich, Voice, Various iinstrumentalists, Jordi Savall, Conductor Alia Vox - AVSA 9863A 5:56
Anon. Devotional Sufi Song "Ya Hou Ya man Hou" Doulce Memoire Zig-Zag Territories - ZZT 090901 6:02
Caceres, Avraham "Hiski Hizki" Ensemble Salomone Rossi Concerto - CD 2009 6:08
Harrison, Lou Easter Cantata Patrice Maginnis, Soprano, Michelle Rivard, Contralto, Brian Staufenbiel, Tenor, University of California Santa Cruz Chamber Singers, The California Parallelle Ensemble, Nicole Paiement, conductor Mode Records - 122 6:13
Wronowicz, Maciej De Profundis Concerto Polacco, Marek Toporowski, conductor Musicon - MCD 015 6:27
Hersant, Philippe Le Chemin de Jerusalem (2003) Christine Plubeau, Viola da Gamba Virgin - 45636 2 6:31
Hovhaness, Alan Shepherd of Israel (Last Section) Sheldon Merel, Cantor, The Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos, Conductor Kleos Classics - 5119 6:40
Hovhaness, Alan Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Op. 100, No. 3b (from Easter Cantata) The Choirs of St. Johns Cathedral Denver, Donald Pearson, Conductor, Eric Plutz, Organ Delos - DE 3176 6:44
Marcello, Benedetto Psalm X "In te Domino confido" XVIII-21Musique des Lumieres, Jean-Christophe Frisch, Conductor K617 - 099 6:48
Anonymous Middle Ages Gregorian Alleluia and improvization on sitar Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Ustad Nishat Khan, Sitar Amiata Records - ARNR 0603 7:03
Cohen, Egon Stabat Mater (2006) William Ferris Chorale, Paul French, conductor Cedille - CDR 90000 109 7:08
Anon. Sephardic Morena me llaman Anna Jagielska, Voice, Marek Toporowski, Harpsichord Acte Prealable - AP0060 - (A*16) 7:18
Nasco, Giovanni Lectio Prima: "Da lamentatione Hieremiae prophetae" from Feria VI in Passione et morte Domini Ensemble Vocale Speculum Musicae, Marina Malavasi, Conductor Bongiovanni - GB 5610-2 7:23
Satoh, Somei Homa Kyoto Sato, Soprano, String Ensemble Endless, Toshiyuki Uzuka, conductor New Albion - NA056CD 7:31
Skempton, Howard How Sits this City" from Lamentations (2001) Bartholomew Lawrence, Baritone, James Akers, Theorbo Delphian - DCD34056 7:49
Ali Ufki (Wojciech Bobowski)/Claude Goudimel Psalm 5 The Kings Singers along with Sarband World Village - 468052 7:54
Anon. Sephardic Ea Judios Angel Carril, Voice Several Records - SCD-615/6 8:08
Silvestrov, Valentin Psalm 150 from "Two Psalms of David" (2007) Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych, Conductor ECM New Series - 476 3316 8:11
Hamburg, Jeff Psalm 29 and Psalm 150 from David - Five Psalms (1999) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn, Conductor FutureClassics - 084 8:15
Buddhist Chant, arr. Jean-Philippe Rykiel Hope for Enllightment Lama Gyume, Voice, Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Keyboards Sony Classical - SK 62591 8:30
Avni, Tzvi Psalm 150 from "Mizmorei Tehillim" Susum Corda, Lester Seigel, conductor MSR Classics - MS 1295 (M*06) 8:36
Jenkins, Karl "Are You Lost Out of Darkness?" from "Stabat Mater" (2008) Jurgita Adamonyte, Mezzo-Soprano, Belinda Sykes, Ethnic Vocals & Ney, EMO Ensemble, Pasi Hyorki, Director, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Karl Jenkins, Conductor EMI Classics - 5 00283 8:39
Anon. Religious Easter song from Provence Lei planchs de nostra-Dama Renat Sette, Voice along with Patrick Vaillant and Bijan Chemirani l'empreinte digitale - ED 13081 8:45
Ivanoff, Vladimir The Arabian Passion According to J.S. Bach (American Premiere broadcasts) Fadia el-Hage, Alto, Sarband, Modern String Quartet, Vladimir Ivanoff, Conductor JARO Meiden - JARO 4294-2 8:56
Poleva, Victoria "David's Psalm 50" (2001) The Kiev Municipal Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych, Conductor Music Information Center Odessa Ukraine 10:15
Von Bingen, Hildegard O Splendissima gemma Dominique Vellard, Tenor, Ken Zuckerman, Sarod, Swapan Chaudhuri, Tabla, Keyvan Chemirani, Zarb Harmonia mundi - HMC 905261 10:28
Machajdik, Peter Namah (2000) The Jan Poschl Youth String Orchestra, Anita Mirossayova, Conductor Music fund Bratislava - SF 00542131 10:35
Fanshawe, David Crucifixus:Rain Song from "African Sanctus" Neville Creed, Conductor Silva Classics - SILKD 6003 10:48

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Links where to buy CD used in current show:
(A*01)...Arkiv Music
(A*16)...Acte Préalable/USA-Spinning Dog Records

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Links to interesting websites:
The Living Composers Project
Center for the Promotion Contemporary Composers
American Music Center
International Alliance for Women in Music

to find more links go to: Interesting Musical Links | Early Music | 20 and 21-Century Composers | Performers images/greyspacer.jpg

Links to Internet CD Stores:
Amazon
Princeton Record Exchange - Buy and sell New and Used Classical CDs, DVDs and Classical Records

to find more links go to: Recording Companies and CD Stores on Line
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Links to Internet Classical Music Magazines:
Music & Vision - classical music daily from around the world
Music Web International
New Music Box - Monthly Web Music Magazine
Sequenza/21 - The Contemporary Classical Music Portal

to find more links go to: Interesting Musical Links

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