Morning Glories: Global Choral Traditions

April 15, 2013

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's Morning Glories of unaccompanied choral works explore five choral traditions from different parts of the globe: England, France, America, Estonia, and Germany.


Gerald Finzi: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

Musica Intima


Francis Poulenc: Five Motets for a Time of Penitence

Polyphony; Stephen Layton, conductor


Eric Whitacre: Alleluia

Eric Whitacre Singers; Eric Whitacre, conductor


Cyrillus Kreek: Psalms of David

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Paul Hillier, conductor


Johannes Brahms: Five Choral Songs, op. 104

Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

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  • Sussex Carol; Deck the Halls; O Holy Night; Angels from the Realms of Glory 5:21 Traditional
    Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Craig Jessop
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  • The Holly and the Ivy: Fantasy on Christmas Carols 5:11 Malcolm Arnold
    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
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