Tuesday, April 3

A programming conundrum: If we hold off till Easter itself to play joyous Easter music, then it's only subdued Lenten music the week before. What would you prefer during Holy Week: Liturgical accuracy? Sounds of Easter? A combination? (A similar issue arises in December with Advent and Christmas.)

Passover gets today's first hour; Lent, parts of the second; and resurrections, the third.

11 AM

  • Copland: Canticle of Freedom. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Sym, Thomas (CBS 42140)
  • Kozeluch: Moise in Egitto (Moses in Egypt): Part 2. Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, soloists, Max (CPO 999 948)
  • Traditional/Marsh: Go Down, Moses. Jubilant Sykes, London Sym, Litton (Arioso 0001-2)
12 N
  • Weber: Oberon, Overture. Vienna Phil, Thielemann (DG 289 474 5022)
  • Maurice: Tableaux de Provence. Harvey Pittel, Jeff Helmer (Crystal 655)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada: Procession of the Nobles. Boston Pops, Williams (Philips 426 247)
  • Mendelssohn: Six Hymns, Op. 79: Nos. 4-6 (for Passiontide, Advent and Good Friday). Oregon Sym Horns (Centaur 2344)
  • Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri: Ad pedes; Ad faciem. Cantus Kolln, Junghanel (Harmonia Mundi 901912)
  • Victoria: Videte omnes populi. Choir of King's College Cambridge, Ledger (EMI 65103)
1 PM
  • Gibbons: Drop, drop, slow tears. Choir of King's College Cambridge, Ledger (EMI 65103)
  • Elgar: Romance for bassoon and orchestra, Op. 62. Preman Tilson, New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 8.557577)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection": first half. Vienna Phil, Boulez (DG B0006684)
Minnesota Orchestra principal bassoonist John Miller is playing in two free concerts presented by UGA's School of Music at the Performing Arts Center in Athens: a recital Wednesday and a double concerto Thursday. Also on the latter program: UGA student ensembles and alum soloists in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. The Southern Georgia Symphony offers saxophone showpieces and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, April 9 and 10, in Statesboro and Savannah.