Morning Glories - Dominick Argento

October 22, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories. This week, we celebrate Dominick Argento, who turns 85 on October 27.

We'll hear his "Six Elizabethan Songs," one of his most popular works; we'll hear choral and orchestral music performed by Minnesota ensembles; and we'll end up with a treat: "Royal Invitation: Homage to the Queen of Tonga."


Six Elizabethan Songs
Barbara Bonney, soprano


Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra (Rossini in Paris)
Minnesota Orchestra; Burt Hara, clarinet


Walden Pond
Dale Warland Singers


A Ring of Time
Minnesota Orchestra


Royal Invitation: Homage to the Queen of Tonga
Louisville Orchestra

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