Music by Request for February 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020

Credit Ottawa Savoy Society

Happy Leap Year Everyone!  Thank you to a listener from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, who requested excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.  Halfway through the comic opera, Frederick the pirate makes the discovery that his contract as a pirate apprentice lasts not until his 21st year but his 21st birthday. And since he was born in a leap year, that birthday will not occur for another 80 years. 

  1.  George Gershwin, Lullaby for Strings, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel
  2. Aaron Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Emerson Lake and Palmer
  3. Sir Edward Elgar, Land of Hope and Glory from Pomp and Circumstance, BBC Orchestra and Chorus, Barry Wordsworth
  4. Anton Arensky, Waltz from Suite No. 1, John Ogden and Brenda Lucas
  5. Arvo Part, Cantus: In Memory of Benjamin Britten, Scottish National Orchestra, Neemi Jarvi
  6. Vangelis, Conquest of Paradise, Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Williams
  7. W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Excerpts from the Pirates of Penzance, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  8. Astor Piazzolla, Café 1930, Yo-Yo Ma with Nestor Marconi
  9. Howard Shore, The Grey Havens, Lord of the Rings Trilogy Soundtrack, James Galway, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. Camille Saint-Saens, Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Michael Murray, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
  11. Traditional Spiritual, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Paul Robeson with Lawrence Brown
  12. Emmerich Kalmain, Mien Lieber Schatz from Grafin Mariza, Dagmar Schellenberger and Nikolai Schukoff, Festival Morbisch Orchestra, Rudoph Bibl
  13. Jacob Van Eyck, I will praise thee O Lord with my whole heart, Les Witches
  14. Peter Herdrich, Happy Birthday Variations, Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer
  15. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, Mistaslav Rostropovitch with Alexander Dedyukin
  16. Benj Paske, Justin Hurwitz, Justin Paul, Another Day in the Sun from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, La La Land,  La La Land Cast
  17. Claude Debussy, Des pas sur las neige, Jean-Yves Theibaudet
  18. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in C sharp minor, Van Cliburn
  19. Frederick Chopin, Impromptu No.1, Vladimir Horowitz
  20. Traditional Spiritual, arr. H.T. Burleigh, Deep River, Denyce Graves with Warren Jones
  21. Gwyneth Walker, The Peacemakers, Musica Harmonia
  22. Giuseppe Verdi, Va Pensiero from Nabucco, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw
  23. Eduardo di Capua, O Sole Mio, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreraas, Orchestra of the Opera Theater of Rome, Zubin Mehta
  24. Aaron Copland, The North Star Suite, EOS Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Johnathan Sheffer
  25. Yahn Tiersen, La Valse d’Amelie, Yahn Tiersen
  26. Max Richter, Selections from My Brilliant Friend, Original Television Series Soundtrack, Air Lyndhurst Orchestra, Max Richter
  27. Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major “Waldstein,” Christina Ortiz, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
  28. Samuel Barber, Agnus Dei (Adagio), Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill