A Dale Warland Singers Retrospective
Perspectives: In March of 1981 Saint Paul Sunday aired its first broadcast, an all-Bach program featuring the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers. Over the next two and a half decades these celebrated singers brought twelve programs to Saint Paul Sunday, each one demonstrating the beauty of tone and scrupulous craft that are their signature. This week, Dale Warland and Bill McGlaughlin sit down in the studio to survey all of them. The results are often breathtaking---a concentrated experience of the Dale Warland Singers' evolution and enthusiasms, from their devotion to new work and commissioning to their inimitable musicianship and sound. Listen in for a nostalgic journey through this glorious body of work.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Johan Sebastian Bach: (excerpt) "Christ lag in Todesbanden"
—IV. "Wir essen und leben wohl"
- James Walker: "Electronic Alice" (Part One)
—I. "All in the golden afternoon"
—II. "The Lobster Quadrille"
- Eric Whitacre: "Lux Aurumque"
- Wilhelm Stenhammer: Three Choral Ballads
- II. "The Garden of the Seraglio"
- Alfred Jansen: Nocturne
- Herbert Howells: Requiem Eternum
- Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
II. "The Cloud-capp’d Towers"
- Veljo Tormis: "Jannilul" (St. John’s Song)
- Nikolai Golovanov: "Ochte Nash" (Our Father)
- Trad. English, arr. Gail Kubik: "Oh dear! What can the matter be?"