Music for the Masses

March 25, 2024, 7:00 pm

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Inside a Church Sanctuary
Inside a Church Sanctuary

For the past eight centuries, Latin Masses have continuously been written and played for many different
occasions, religious or not. This program spotlights recordings that bring these ancient Latin texts to life. Spanning from the beginning of written masses to modern times, Bill demonstrates the process it takes to compose these enduring masses that continue to be played


Episode 1

Anonymous: Invitatory: Regem regum dominum
Anonymous 4
Miracles Of Sant’Iago
HM 907156

Machaut, Guillaume: Messe de Notre Dame
“Kyrie” (excerpt)

Ensemble Organum/Peres
Miracles of Sant’Iago
HM 907156

Anonymous: L’homme armé

Dances (A Renaissance Revel)
Nonesuch 79039

Ockeghem, Johannes: L’homme armé

The Clerks Group/Wickham
Missa L’Homme Armé; Missa Sine Nomine
ASV 204

Dufay, Guilaume: “Se la face ay pale” (song)
Early Music Consort of London/Munrow
Se La Face Ay Pale
Virgin 61283

Dufay, Guilaume: Missa Se la face ay pale

Early Music Consort of London/Munrow
Se La Face Ay Pale
Virgin 61283

Des Préz, Josquin: Missa Ave Maris Stella
“Plainchant, “Agnus Dei”

Taverner Consort & Choir/Parrott
Missa “Ave Maris Stella” – Motets & Chansons
EMI 54659

Des Préz, Josquin: Missa Pange Lingua
“Plainchant,” “Gloria”

Ensemble Organum & Ensemble Clément Janequin
Miracles Of Sant’Iago
HM 901239

Pipelare, Matthaeus: Missa L’Homme armé

Huelgas Ensemble/Nevel
Missa “L’Homme Armé” • Chansons • Motets
Sony 68258

Victoria, Tomás Luis de: Missa
“O Quam Gloriosum” (excerpt)

Oxford Camerata/Summerly
Naxos 8.550575

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da: Missa pro Defunctis
“Sanctus,” “Benedictus”

Missa Pro Defunctis • Motets
Teldec 94561

Episode 2

Monteverdi, Claudio: Mass In illo Tempore

Regensburger Domspatzen/Schneidt
Vesperae Mariae Virginis / Missa „In Illo Tempore”
DG 453907

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz: Requiem in A Major
“Kyrie,” “Communio”
Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Requiem A 15 (A-Dur), Vesperae A 32
Erato 91725

Vivaldi, Antonio: Gloria in D Major, R 589 (excerpt)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Shaw; Upshaw, soprano
Gloria / Magnificat
Telarc 80194

Bach, JS: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (excerpts)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Mass in B minor
Lon 430353
10:12; 2:48; 4:58; 3:06; 6:22

Episode 3

Haydn, Joseph: Mass in D minor, H 22 No. 11 (Nelsonmesse)

English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
6 Great Masses
Phi 470286

Mozart, Wolfgang: Mass in C Major, K. 317, (Coronation)

Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Erato 10705

Mozart, Wolfgang: Mass in C minor, K. 427 (417a), (Great) (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/ Bernstein; Augér, soprano
Grosse Messe C-Moll – Great Mass In C Minor – Ave Verum Corpus – Exsultate – Jubilate
DG 431791
7:38; 7:43

Beethoven, Ludwig: Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (excerpt)

New Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Giulini
Mass In C • Missa Solemnis
EMI 62693

Beethoven, Ludwig: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil & Radio Chorus/Solti
Missa Solemnis
Lon 444337
9:11; 10:39; 1:27; 3:26

Haydn, Joseph: Missa in tempore belli, H 22 No. 9, (Paukenmesse)
“Dona Nobis Pacem”

English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Heiligmesse / Paukenmesse = Missa In Tempore Belli
Phil B0000032-02

Episode 4

Weber, Carl Maria von: Missa Sancta No. 1 in E-flat Major, J 224

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Stein; Laki, soprano
Messe Nr. 1 “Freischütz-Messe”・Messe Nr. 2 “Jubel-Messe”
EMI 47679

Schubert, Franz: Mass in A-flat Major, D. 678

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Mass in A flat & other choral works
Phi 456578

Bruckner, Anton: Mass no 3 in F minor, WAB 28

London Philharmonic, Mozart Choir Linz/Möst
Bruckner Messe No.3 – Te Deum
EMI 56168

Dvorák, Antonin: Mass in D major, Op. 86

Russian State Symphony Orchestra/Polyanskii
Mass · Te Deum
Chan 9505

Paine, John Knowles: Mass in D

St. Louis Symphony/Schuller
Mass in D
New World 80262

Janácek, Leoš: Glagolitic Mass (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Chailly; Urbanová, soprano; Bogachov, tenor
Glagolitic Mass / Psalm 83 / Passover Psalm, Op.30
London 460213

Episode 5

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Mass in G minor
“Sanctus,” “Agnus Dei”

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Willcocks
Mass in G Minor
EMI 69820

Poulenc, Francis: Mass in G Major
Sanctus,” “Agnus Dei”

Robert Shaw Festival Singers/Shaw; Carter, soprano
Choral Works
Telarc 80236

Bernstein, Leonard: Mass (excerpts)
Orchestra, Norman Scribner Choir, Berkshire Boys’ Choir/Bernstein; Titus, baritone
CBS 44593
27:25; 3:47