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Episode 5: Saturday, June 24, 2017   Mary Wilson, Soprano  

"Shining soprano Mary Wilson, a gift from the gods if I ever heard one…her singing was exquisite.”San Francisco Classical Voice

 This amazing soprano super-star, recently sang here in Orange County with The Pacific Symphony and the Pacific Chorale.  What a great talent!  She is a long-time friend of MUSIC FROM THE TOWER host, John Romeri, and together that review the spectacular career of this outstand musician: her beginnings, her education, her years in St. Louis with the St. Louis Bach Society and Christ Episcopal Cathedral, and finally her work in Memphis.  Enjoy the insights into the life of this great American Soprano.

Quoniam from Handel Gloria   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GN8F4DQ/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk19

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth from Handel Messiah    https://www.amazon.com/Handels-Messiah-Cathedral-Jeffrey-Thomas/dp/B01LWJ6HZ5/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1496872180&sr=8-1&keywords=handel+messiah+american+bach

Kyrie from Haydn Lord Nelson Mass   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G2KTKDU/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk1

Alleluia from Handel Silete venti    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GN8EWMK/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk5 




Episode Four:  Saturday, June 17, 2017   Peter Phillips, Founder and Conductor of the Tallis Scholars

Segment 1: Hear from a man who has founded and conducted the Tallis Scholars.....since 1973...over 2000 concerts, over 60 recordings! Hear how he founded the group and why! He will describe his training and what led him to the founding of this world-famous group.

Byrd Mass for 5 voices: Gloria      https://app.box.com/s/e8cizhu2zc3kdop3lcz6

Segment 2: TALLIS SCHOLARS since 1973. And why Tallis Scholars? Why not the Byrd Scholars? Tomkins Scholars? Was there an original intent to study and perform only the works of Tallis?  Hear from founder Peter Phillips.   Hear the first reaction from American audiences on their first American tour.

Pärt - Magnificat      https://app.box.com/s/uuz8swe28f2chjb9pw7i1fuqn8l28a34

Segment 3:   What is next for the Tallis Scholars? What is next for Peter Phillips? Find out on MUSIC FROM THE TOWER

Pärt - Nunc dimittis      https://app.box.com/s/xwdo6kywd87vt8se4s2iz6rowih521v3

Segment 4:   Hear more about the singers of Tallis Scholars.  Their selection process and maybe even a little singer horror story!! 

Palestrina - Sicut Lilium      https://app.box.com/s/ctq7sov23qkq7u0xmxbgfn5489vp1xrk

EPISODE THREE:  Saturday, June 10, 2017  Virgil Funk, Founder and first President of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) 

Segment 1: We speak about the founding of NPM and its influence on the music-making of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Segment 2:  We discuss a conference that Fr. Funk and Dr. Romeri both attended in Rome entitled “Music and Culture” with musicians from around the world, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Papal Document, Musicam Sacram.

Segment 3-4:  We speak of great musicians and educators in the field of Sacred Music, highlighting especially Dr. Paul Salamunivich and Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S.

MUSIC:  All of the music for this episode is taken from a CD entitled Paul Salamunivich Conducting the NPM Convention Choir, recorded live at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Segment 1:   Festival Hymn of Thanksgiving arr. Paul Sjolund


(The same piece but from a different album)

Segment 2 :  Holy God, We Praise Thy Name.  arr. Ronald Arnatt

Segment 3:  Were You There   arr. Sue Wallace

Segment 4:  The conclusion of “Holy God”

Dr. Paul Jacobs, Concert Organist and Organ Professor at The Juilliard School in New York,
David L. Ball, Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
Michael T. C. Hey, Organist and Assistant Director of Music, St. Patrick Cathedral, New York City.

Hear from one of the finest organists in the world about his life, his early days becoming an organist, studying at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, his amazing career as both famous teacher and concert artist.  As a Grammy-winning artist, Dr. Jacobs tells of his grand projects, from the playing of the complete works of Bach at the age of 23, to commissioning works for and playing with the most famous orchestras around the country.  He will be joined by two of his students who now play for two of the largest churches in the country, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA.  This is a fascinating look these great musicians in both the concert world and the world of Sacred Music in the church.  As fierce champions for the Pipe Organ, and as performers on some of the largest and greatest organs in the country, hear their predictions for the future of the organ in the church and in concerts halls.


Segment 1    Fugue in D Major, BWV 532    J. S. Bach   Recorded LIVE at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC


Segment 2:  American Mavericks Album:  Lou Harrison: Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor, Paul Jacobs, Organist   Fourth Movement.


Segment 3: Livre du Saint Sacrement:  III. Le Dieu cache (The Hidden God), Olivier Messiaen, Paul Jacobs's GRAMMY-winning album


Segment 4:, Divine Redeemer Album:  Christine Brewer, Soprano, Paul Jacobs, Organ, 12 Pieces, Op. 59:  No 6Fugue in D Major, Max Reger


EPISODE ONE:  May 27, 2017    "The Music of Christ Cathedral"  
with Bishop Kevin Vann, Fr Christopher Smith and Dr. Patricia Lamb

GUESTS:  Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, Father Christopher Smith, Rector of Christ Cathedral, Dr. Patricia Lamb, Director of Music and Organist, Our Lady, Queen of Angels, and head of the Music Task Force, who created the vision for the Music Program of Christ Cathedral and the hiring of the first Music Director.

Enjoy Bishop Vann and Fr. Christopher talk about their beginning studies as a musician and just how their musical life led them to religious life.  They detail their musical hopes and dreams for the new Christ Cathedral.  Dr. Patricia Lamb joins them to explain the work of the Diocesan Music task Force which together with Bishop Vann and Fr. Christopher formed the vision for the musical life of this wonderful new cathedral.

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Chosen by Bishop Vann:
Hymn Prelude on Rhosymedre or "Lovely", Todd Wilson, In a Quiet Cathedral              http://a.co/2WY6LoM
Toccata from the Fifth Symphony, Virgil Fox, The Digital Fox, Volume II, http://a.co/hiQRt6T

Chosen by Fr. Christopher:
Fugue in g minor, BWV 578, "Little G Minor",  Ton Koopman.  Bach: Complete Organ Works       http://a.co/1t3yazt

Chose by Dr. Lamb:  Let all the world in every corner sing  Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus & The Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra Masterworks Montage http://a.co/6G0I08B


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