News from KAVA artists group, and of a poetry reading in Galway by the Seven Sisters poets, an Easter egg hunt in the Burren Sanctuary, Classical music for Easter by Handel, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Taverner, Morley, and some Orthodox chant. A poem, ‘Aubade’, and a dedication to murdered journalist, Lyra McKee
Below is a link to my radio show from Thursday 2 April 2015 – broadcast on Wild Atlantic Waves Radio online. Classical Easter is a mix of classical music (now, there’s a surprise). There’s some chat about Easter, the Emperor Constantine, Tenebrae, plus the food we like to eat around this time of the year. What is simnel cake?
I’ve also given the playlist below. Hope you enjoy it . Comments are welcome.
Intro and last track: Beethoven’s Allegro # 3 from the Pastoral Symphony performed by Orquesta Lírica de Barcelona
‘Christ is Risen’ (Arabic) performed by St Symeon Orthodox Church Choir, Birmingham Alabama.
‘Alleluia’ (Georgian/Znamenny Chant) performed by Stretenye: The Ensemble of Old church Music, Kharkov
‘Responsories for Holy Saturday’ by Tomás Luis de Vittoria performed by Sepulto Domino
‘He was Despised and Rejected of Men’ from Handel’s Messiah, performed by Les Arts Florissants
Excerpt from And the Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel’s Messiah, performed by The Monteverdi Choir
Ach Herr lass dein lieb Engelein from J.S Bach’s St. John’s Passion, performed by Joanne Lunn, Katherine Fuge conducted by JE Gardiner.
‘Sprin’g from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the London Philharmonic with Pieter Schoeman
‘That Sheep May Safely Graze’ by J.S Bach, performed by the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
‘The Easter Hymn’ from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, performed by Julia Varady and the London Opera Chorus