A Program of Prayers

May 18, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Larry offers operatic prayers from Cavalleria rusticana and Der Freischütz. Then Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria,’ ‘Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow,’ and the cowboy prayer, ‘Home on the Range.’ Artists include Angela Gheorghiu, the Robert Shaw Chorale, Elisabeth Grümmer, and John Charles Thomas.


“Regina coeli” from Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano; Prague Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
(Prague 2016. WARNER CLASSICS 0190295780241)

“Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert
The Robert Shaw Chorale with Organ and Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor
(New York 1964. RCA VICTOR 09026‐63746‐2)

“Wie nahte mir der Schlummer…Leise, leise, fromme Weise!” from Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber
Elisabeth Grümmer, soprano; Berlin Philharmonic; Joseph Keilberth, conductor
(Berlin 1958. EMI CDM 7 69343 2)

“Home on the Range” by Daniel E. Kelley and Brewster Higley
John Charles Thomas, baritone, with Orchestra
(New York 1931. MET 210CD)

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” from the Doxology‐Old Hundredth
Norman Luboff Choir; New Symphony Orchestra of London; Leopold Stokowski, conductor
(London 1961. RCA VICTOR 09026‐62599‐2)