Evening Concert

More holiday specials this week, then a return to regularly scheduled “Evening Concert” programs


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear these holiday specials: “A Brass and Choral Holiday Concert”, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”, Jonathan Winters’ “A Christmas Carol”, the “St. Olaf Christmas Festival”, “Candles Burning Brightly” and “Hollywood Holiday” then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DECEMBER 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 & 29, 2019

Monday December 23: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP) is pre-empted for a Holiday Special:

Music of the Baroque Brass and Choral Holiday Concert (from WFMT)

Music of the Baroque is comprised of a chorus and orchestra of approximately 60 professional musicians who individually perform around the nation and worldwide and come together in Chicago as a collective.

William John Gray, Conductor
Samuel Scheidt: Canzon cornetto a 4.                    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est.

Annon.: I shall be satisfied.                                   Annon.: Nowel syng we bothe all and summe.

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona primi toni a .8             Robert Parsons: Ave Maria

William Billings: Shiloh                                        Bortniansky: Sláva vo v?shnih Bóhu

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon XXVIII a 8                  Bouzignac: Noé, Noé! Pastores

Tielman Susato: Suite from La Danserye                Claudio Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe

Mateo Flecha the Elder: Riu, riu chiu                     Daniel Speer: Sonata for Four Trombones

Zieleński: Vidimus stellam euis in Oriente             Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: A siolo flasiquiyo,

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni a 8            Annon.: Te Deum laudamus

Andrea Gabrieli: Alla battaglia, o forti cavalieri     Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona Septimi Toni No.2     Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona Noni Toni

Giovanni Gabrieli: In Ecclesiis                              Johann Vierdanck: Capriccio a 3 Cornetti

Michael Praetorius: from Terpsichore: Passameze   Michael Praetorius: from Terpsichore: Suite de ballets


Tuesday December 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO) pre-empted for a Holiday Special:

A Festival of Nine lessons and Carols (from APM) (recorded earlier in the day in Cambridge, England) (7:00 – 8:59)

Michael Barone, host

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Daniel Hyde, Music Director

Once in Royal David’s City (descant Sir Stephen Cleobury)

Sussex Carol (arr. Vaughan Williams)

The truth from above (Ralph Vaughan Williams/ arr. Christopher Robinson)

Angels from the realms of glory (arr. Reginald Jaques)

Ding Dong merrily on high (arr. Sir David Willcocks)

It came upon the midnight clear (descant John Scott)

O Little town of Bethlehem (Sir Henry Walford Davies)

There is no rose (Dame Elizabeth Maconchy)          The Lamb (John Tavener)

The Angel Gabriel (2019 commission - Philip Moore)

Joys seven (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury)                    Silent night (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury)

Candlelight Carol (John Rutter)                              While shepherds watched their flocks by night

Away in a manger (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury)         Coventry carol (Kenneth Leighton)

Sir Christèmas (William Mathias)                           O come, all ye faithful (descant Sir David Willcocks)

Hark! The herald angels sing (descant Sir Philip Ledger)

AND back by popular request:

A Jonathan Winters’ “A Christmas Carol” (from NPR) (9:00 -9:59)


Wednesday December 25: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage (MSO) pre-empted for a Holiday Special:

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2019 (rec. Dec 5 & 6, 2019) (from APM)

“A New Song of Grace and Truth” Valerie Kahler, host

St. Olaf Orchestra conducted by Steven Amundsen  St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong

Cantorei conducted by James Bobb

Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Manitou Singers conducted by Therees Hibbard

Matthew Peterson: Newborn Glimmer – Orchestra (SA)

Carolyn Jennings: A New Magnificat – Massed Choir & Orchestra (TH)

Alberto Taulé, arr. James E. Bobb - All Earth Is Hopeful (Toda la tierra) - Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

[Narration – Pastor Matthew Marohl]

English Folk Tune, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams and James E. Bobb; descant Thomas Armstrong - Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

English Folk Tune, arr. James E. Bobb – Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

Josef Haydn, ed. Robert Scholz - God of Life (from The Seasons) Massed Choir & Orchestra (TW)

Rosephanye Powell, arr. William Powell: The Word Was God – Viking Chorus (TW)

Philip Biedenbender: In Darkest Night - Manitou Singers & Orchestra with Emily Albrecht, piano (TH) Frank W. Boles: Adam Lay Ybounden - Cantorei with Sarah Palmer, organ (JB)

Alexander Gretchaninov: Our Father – St. Olaf Choir (AA)

Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium - Chapel Choir & Orchestra (TW)

G. F. Handel, adapt. Lowell Masson, arr. Steven Amundon: Joy to the World - Massed Choirs & (SA)

[Reading – Pastors Matthew Marohl & Katherine Fick]

Gerald Finzi: In Terra Pax (excerpt) - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (JB)

Handel, adapt. Lowell Mason, arr. Steven Amundson: Joy to the World - Massed Choirs & Orch. (SA)

[Reading – Pastors Matthew Marohl & Katherine Fick]

Traditional Kenyan, arr. Shawn L. Kirchner: Wana Baraka - Chapel Choir & Orchestra with William       Arnold, Sophie Koehler, Jack Reynertson, Anders Olson, percussion (TW)

Anonymous 16th century, arr. Troy D. Robertson: Make We Joy Now In This Fest -Viking Chorus with Oliver Steissberg, piano; Bee Shuholm and Steven Garcia, trumpet (TW)

West Indian Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy: Cantorei & Orchestra (JB)

Kim André Arnesen: Cradle Hymn - St. Olaf Choir & Orchestra (AA)

Jake Runestad: Alleluia - St. Olaf Choir (AA)

Michael Englehardt: And Suddenly - Manitou Singers with John Thomas Madden, piano; Anders Olson, drum set; Max Voda, electric bass (TH)

Francis Poulenc: Laudamus Te - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (TH)

Steven Amundson: Glories Ring - St. Olaf Orchestra & Handbell Choir (SA)

Orientus Partibus, 12thC French melody, arr. Robert Scholz: Friendly Beasts - All Choirs, all conductors

Peter Knudsen, arr. Robert Scholz: Jeg er så glad hver julekveld - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (SA)

Christoph E.F. Weyse, arr. F. Melius Christiansen: O Day Full of Grace - Massed Choirs (AA)

[Narration – Pastor Katherine Fick]

Giuseppe Verdi: Sanctus (Requiem) – Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

John F. Wade, arr. John Ferguson; descant David Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (SA)

[Narration – Pastor Matthew Marohl]

René Clausen: Nunc Dimittis – Massed Choir & Orchestra (TW)

Traditional Silesian, arr. F. Melius Christiansen:  Beautiful Savior – Massed Choir (AA)


Thursday December 26: Cleveland Orchestra (COR) pre-empted for 2 Holiday Specials:

Candles Burning Brightly (Encore) (from APM)

Mindy Ratner, host

Traditional Yiddish (arr H Netsky) – Oy, Chanukah…New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Los Siete Hijos de Hanna…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Solomon Golub (arr Z Mlotek) – Borukh Ate zingt der Tate…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Folk Melody – Lichvod HaChanukah…Ron Raines, baritone; Essential Voices USA Orchestra

Hugo Chaim Adler – Hannerot Hallalu…Carolina Chamber Chorale; Zhou Jin, piano

Folk Melody (arr Clurman, Hochman & Mitchell) – Haneirot Halalu…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Yiddish – Haneyros Halalu…Lissa Schneckenburger, violin; Hankus Netsky, piano

Chaim Parchi (arr J Jacobson) – Aleh Neiri…Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston

Leo Low (arr L Moore) – Likhtelekh…Coro Hebraeico

Traditional Hebrew – Mi Zeh Hidlik…Counterpoint

Flory Jagoda (arr H Netsky) – Ocho Candelikas…Rebecca Shrimpton, Marissa Steingold & the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Azeremoz una merenda…Voice of the Turtle

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (English)…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Hebrew)…Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Instrumental)…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional – My Little Dreydl…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional Yiddish – Ich bin a kleyner dreydl…Chicago a Cappella

Traditional Hebrew (arr S Barnett) – S’vivon…New England Conservatory Chorus

Judith Shatin – Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin…New London Children’s Choir

Avrom Goldfaden (arr E Levine) – Drey Zikh, Dreydele…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Abraham Ellstein and Moishe Oysher (arr Ellstein, Jacobson & Netsky) – Drey Dreydele…Cantor Morton Shames; New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble and Chorus

Hollywood Holiday (Encore, however, new-to-WILL-FM) (from APM)
Lynne Warfel, host

Hague: You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch - Michael Chertok

Williams: Star of Bethlehem from Home Alone - Boston Pops, Tanglewood Chorus

Williams: Finale from Home Alone - Boston Pops, Tanglewood Chorus

Silvestri: Polar Express Suite - Tom Hanks

Adensel: A Christmas Carol - Royal Philharmonic, David Newman

Williams/Goodman: Scrooge from Muppet Christmas Carol

Bricusse: I Hate People - Albert Finney

Bricusse: You…You - Albert Finney

Bricusse: Finale - Albert Finney

Berlin: White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Tiomkin: Falls Prayers from It's a Wonderful Life

Tiomkin: It's a Wonderful Life Suite - Royal Philharmonic, David Newman

Reisman/Moore: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - Boston Pops, Robin Williams

Bailey: Merry Christmas from It's a Wonderful Life


Sunday December 29: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-14)

Great Favorites

Mozart: Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423

Ida Kavafian, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola

Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence”

The Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Violin; Lawrence Dutten, Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello); Paul Neubauer, Viola; Colin Carr, Cello


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-27)

A Child is Born in Bethlehem

This program celebrates Christmas with an eclectic mix of Renaissance and Baroque music, including selections from Stile Antico's Puer Natus Est, and The Carol Album, featuring the Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players. Other highlights include Gabrieli's majestic O Magnum Mysterium, Buxtehude's intimate setting of In dulci jubilo, and more!

Giovanni Gabrieli O Magnum Mysterium Musica Fiata & La Capella Ducale Christmas in Venice Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona a 8 Musica Fiata Christmas in Venice Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Michael Praetorius Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Clemens non Papa Pastores quidnam vidistis Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Jacob Handl Canite tuba Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Johannes Eccard Ubers Gebirg Maria geht Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Johannes Eccard Vom Himmel hoch Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Anon. Riu, riu, chiu Taverner Consort, Choir, & Players The Carol Album EMI

Anon. Gaudete Taverner Consort, Choir, & Players The Carol Album EMI

Anon. Christum wir sollen loben schon Taverner Consort, Choir, & Players The Carol Album EMI

Anon. Bransle de l’officiel/Ding, dong merrily on high Taverner Consort, Choir, & Players The Carol Album EMI

Dieterich Buxtehude In Dulci Jubilo, BuxWV 52 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Soloists Buxtehude Opera Omnia Challenge Classics

Hieronymus Praetorius Magnificat quinti toni Stile Antico A Wondrous Mystery Harmonia Mundi

Andreas Hammerschmidt Freude, Freude Vox Luminis Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott Ricercar