Sacred music of the Tudor composers Tallis, Gibbons, Byrd, and others, forms a foundation for the Anglican repertoire. They also were a great influence on and inspiration to composers nearer to our time, including Howells and Vaughan Williams. Join Peter DuBois as we listen to music exploring those connections.
This edition of With Heart and Voice will highlight sacred choral and organ music by some composers celebrating birthdays this month, including Leighton, Vierne, Krebs, Zelenka, and Vaughan Williams’ 145th, among others.
Program 1740 Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, October 1, 2017 World Communion Sunday On this edition of With Heart and Voice, Peter DuBois will offer music that reflects on the sacrament of Holy Communion, and on Christian unity around the world.
On Monday, August 21 a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. The “Path of Totality,” where the sun appears to be completely covered, will be about 70 miles wide. Outside the Path of Totality, many of us will see a partial solar eclipse with only a portion of the sun covered by the moon.
Here in Rochester and the Finger Lakes, we will see approximately 70% coverage of the sun. The partial eclipse will last about 2½ hours, beginning at 1:14 pm and ending at 3:52 pm. The maximum coverage will be at 2:35 pm.
English novelist and philosopher Aldous Huxley once said, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Sacred music is humanity’s ultimate effort to express what we cannot ever fully comprehend – beauty, wonder, happiness, peace.
The music Peter DuBois presents each week is listened to, sung, played, and loved on every continent, in almost every country on earth. It is an art that is marked by both great traditions and great changes. From Temple Psalmody to Gregorian chant, to Reformation and Revolution, to the 21st Century Church, sacred music has told the story of faith and spirituality through the centuries.
Program 1736 Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, September 3, 2017 Listener Favorites Join Peter DuBois, as we listen to a program devoted to your favorite anthems and hymns! We’ve been gathering ideas for this program via email and social media, and look forward to sharing With Heart and Voice favorites suggested by you, our listeners!
Program 1732 Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, August 6, 2017 “I believe…” The Credo is the central element of the Ordinary of the Mass. This program will explore a variety of choral and organ settings that reinforce the opening statement, “I believe…”
The St. Albans International Organ Festival was founded in 1963 by British organist and composer Peter Hurford. Every two years, the historic city about 20 miles north of London hosts concerts, lectures, an art exhibit, a fringe festival, and a multi-round competition that elicits entries from young organists all over the world.
St. Albans International Organ Festival Competition