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The Hymn Connection


Two of the 20th century's most popular orchestral works are based on hymns-one from 16th century England, and the other from 19th century America.  And both hymns are well-known today almost entirely because of their use in those two concert pieces.

In this hour, the story of the Tudor hymn that inspired Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis--and the Shaker tune "Simple Gifts," rediscovered by Aaron Copland and made famous in perhaps his best-known work, Appalachian Spring.

 
Saturday, November 17, 2012

Play List

4:00p
4:00p
Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts ; Label: Elektra / Wea FindBUY
4:01p
Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1 ; Label: EMI Classics FindBUY
4:02p
Vaughan Williams: Old One Hundredth ; (disc 19); Label: EMI Classics; Number: 2066362 FindBUY FindBUY
4:04p
Tallis: Sancte Deus ; Label: GIMELL; Number: 203 FindBUY FindBUY
4:07p
Tallis: Tunes For Archbishop Parker's Psalter ; Label: GIMELL; Number: 203 FindBUY FindBUY
4:09p
Vaughan Williams: When Rising from the Bed of Death ; Choir of Gloucester Cathedral; Label: Tony Palmer Films; Number: 106 FindBUY FindBUY
4:10p
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ; (disc 10); Label: EMI Classics; Number: 2066362 FindBUY FindBUY
4:11p
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ; (disc 10); Label: EMI Classics; Number: 2066362 FindBUY FindBUY
4:28p
Joseph Brackett: Hop Up And Jump Up / Simple Gifts - (reprise) ; Label: Gourd Music; Number: 106 FindBUY FindBUY
4:30p
Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts ; Label: Elektra / Wea FindBUY
4:32p
Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts ; Boston Camerata; Label: Erato FindBUY
4:33p
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, concert suite for 13 instruments - St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Label: Nimbus Records; Number: 2506 FindBUY FindBUY
4:51p
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs (Orchestral Version): Simple Gifts - Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hugh Wolff, conductor; Label: Teldec; Number: 77310 FindBUY FindBUY
4:53p
John Williams: Air and Simple Gifts - St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill,Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman; Label: Sony Classical FindBUY
4:58p
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ; (disc 10); Label: EMI Classics; Number: 2066362 FindBUY FindBUY

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