Friday, February 4, 2011

The Organ Loft - Spirituals and Averitt's The Dream Keeper

The Organ Loft - February 6, 2011
Spirituals and Averitt's The Dream Keeper
Webcast and Broadcast Schedule

February is Black History month, and we begin this month with spirituals and a suite by William Averitt of the poetry of Langston Hughes. Also, this week we'll hear a rarely heard version of the Frank Fantasie in C and a performance of a concerto by Leopold Mozart played on trumpet and organ at King's College in Cambridge.

  1. Spiritual: “ In His Care – O”1
  2. Spiritual: “There is a Balm in Gilead”1
  3. Spiritual: “Eve’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”1
  4. Cesar Franck: Fantasie in C Major (Version III)2
  5. Leopold Mozart: Concerto in E Flat3
  6. William Averitt: The Dream Keeper (2009)4
    • The Dream Keeper
    • Dream Variations
    • As I Grew Older
    • Song
  7. Spiritual: “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel”1

Recordings Used:
  1. “The Spirituals of William L. Dawson” St. Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, conductor; St. Olaf Records E-2159
  2. “A Fantasy through Time” Kimberly Marshall, Loft LRCD-1108
  3. “The King’s Trumpeter: Music for Trumpet and Organ from King’s College, Cambridge” Crispian Steele Perkins, trumpet, Stephen Cleobury, organ; Priory PRCD 189
  4. “Mornings Like This” Choral Arts, Robert Bode, director; Gothic G-49273

Listen Online:

KING-FM Seattle's Classical Choice — Sundays at 10:00 PM

OREGON: KWAX-FM and the University of Oregon radio network — Sundays at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM

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