September 2008

#08-41 (09/29/08)

Scotland Forever

Two recent releases from long-time program regulars: John Potter & Red Byrd with "A Scottish Lady Mass: Sacred Music from Medieval St. Andrews"; and Sylvain Bergeron and La Nef with "The Battle of Killicrankie--Love & War Songs from Scotland."


CD Info: Hyperion CD CDA 67299, Atma CD ACD2 2510

#08-40 (09/22/08)

The Divine Liturgy in English

The huge Orthodox conference in Washington in the summer of 2008 was the site of this huge two-CD project by the Cappella Romana, featuring the official English translation of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, employing the sanctioned translation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Composer: Petros Peloponnesios (+1778), Nileus Kamarados (+1922), St. John Koukouzelis (+ca. 1341)

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#08-39 (09/15/08)

Three New Discs from ECM

New releases include the great Hilliard Ensemble returning to their core repertoire of early English vocal music; and former Hilliard member John Potter is back with his latest in the Dowland project series, an unusual compilation entitled Romaria.

Composer: FIRMINUS CARON (fl.c. 1460-1475), ORLANDUS LASSUS (1532-1594), JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c.1450/55-1521), Robert Dowland (1591-1641), JOHN DOWLAND, GIULIO CACCINI, PIERRE GUEDRON, THOMAS TALLIS (c.1505-1585), CHRISTOPHER TYE (c.1505-1572), JOHN SHEPPARD (c.1515-1558)

CD Info: ECM New Series 1970, ECM New Series 1938,

#08-38 (09/08/08)

Chant: Music for the Soul Part 2

Part 2 of this series examining this new disc and a history of Cistercian chant on disc guided by Fanfare magazine early music critic Fr. Jerome Weber.


CD Info: SM CD 12 20.02, SM CD D 2655 SM 62, A 26303,

#08-37 (09/01/08)

Chant: Music for the Soul Part I

This compilation of Gregorian (and Cistercian!) chant from the Cistercian monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart. It will be featured in a special two-part show to kick off Millennium's 2008/2009 season.


CD Info: SM CD 12 20.02, SM CD D 2655 SM 62, A 26303,

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