Midday Music Wednesday 12/17/08

Thanks to our dedicated music staff in Savannah for programming and hosting Tuesday's show. (For the December 16 playlist, click on the WSVH link at left.)

11 AM

  • Scarlatti, A.: Cantata Pastorale per la nascita del Nostro Signore. Susan Gritton, Collegium Musicum 90, Standage. Chandos 0754 X.
  • Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor. Oliver Charlier, Brigitte Engerer. Harmonia Mundi 901405.
  • Tallis: Why fum'th in fight? Atlanta Sym Chamber Chorus, Mackenzie. Telarc 80676.
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Atlanta Sym, Spano. Telarc 80676.
  • Traditional/Assad: Improvisation on "Dona Nobis Pacem." Sergio & Odair Assad. Sony 24414.
12 N
  • Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243a (original 1723 version). Collegium Vocale Gent, Herreweghe. Harmonia Mundi 901781.82. (In other Baroque sacred choral music for the season, we'll hear Part 2 of Handel's Messiah tomorrow and Vivaldi's Gloria next week.)
  • Traditional/Clark: O Holy Night. Imani Winds. Koch 7748.
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Louis Lortie, Montreal Sym, Dutoir. London 425 111.
1 PM
  • Traditional/Anderson: Angels in Our Fields. BBC Concert Orch, Slatkin. Naxos 8.559621.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor. Pamela Frank, Czech Phil, Mackerras. London 460 316.
  • Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Selections. Members of Nashville & Chicago Sym Choruses, Nashville Sym, cast (Hawkersmith, Gunlogson), Willis. Naxos 8.669019.