EPISODE #31 SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 150
Episode No. 31: Ralph Vaughan Williams 150
This year, 2022, marks the 150th year since the birth of famed composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was born in the town of Down Ampney, England in 1872. This episode celebrates his British legacy in both classical and church music. We listen to his distinctively British compositions – hymns, choral works, orchestral works – all beautiful and reflective of England’s rich choral and musical traditions. Join us for a wonderful and meditative hour of gorgeous music.
EPISODE #10 SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: VOICES IN A QUIET CATHEDRAL
Episode No. 10: Alan Terricciano, UCI Composer and Dance Professor (Part 2)
Inspired by Instagram photos of Christ Cathedral, hauntingly beautiful, emptied because of the pandemic, Alan Terricciano (featured in Episode 9) composed Voices in a Quiet Cathedral for solo organ. With Alan as our guide, words from the
mind of the composer himself accompany our journey through this new work hearing the background story behind each moment of this stunningly serene music performed by our host David Ball on the gorgeous Walker Technical Organ at
Christ Cathedral. Also featuring Enceladus recorded in the legendary, spatial acoustic of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Lincoln Center, NYC.
EPISODE #9 SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: GUEST IS ALAN TERRICCIANO, UCI COMPOSER AND DANCE PROFESSOR
Episode No. 9: Alan Terricciano, UCI Composer and Dance Professor
Every music lover wishes they could go back in time and ask the great composers like Bach, Mozart, or Beethoven what inspired their music and the stories behind every piece. Today, we are lucky enough to ask exactly those questions of a
living composer, Alan Terricciano, Composer and Professor of Dance at University of California – Irvine. Listen to the composer himself not only introduce and describe his own music, but also improvise music off-the-cuff at the piano.
Discover the vast, emotional gamut of local composer Alan Terricciano’s music – from the playfulness of a hoedown for solo violin, to the spontaneous music improvised at a piano, and finally to the passionate work Ash in remembrance of
the events of 9/11 that brought the world together.
Normand Gouin has served the Church as a pastoral musician and liturgist for over 25 years. An active and accomplished composer, he has been commissioned to write works for cathedrals, churches, and religious communities throughout the country. In 2015, his hymn “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” written in collaboration with Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O. Praem, was selected as the official hymn of the World Meeting of Families, an event that marked Pope Francis’s first official visit to the United States. The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians selected his two works “Canticle of Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer” and “I Will Sing, Forever of Your Mercies, O Lord” in 2016 as the winning entries of their annual propers composition contest. Gouin’s publishers include GIA Publications and MorningStar Music Publishers. He has been a contributing writer for the liturgy and music journal, the GIA Quarterly, as well as a workshop presenter for the National Pastoral Musicians Association. He has served on several diocesan liturgical commissions and has led workshops on liturgy and pastoral music throughout the country. He holds degrees from The Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame. On today’s show we hear how this brilliant musician/composer came to his career and enjoy some of his beautiful music written for the Church. Norm’s music can be purchased at Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Christ Has Become our Paschal Sacrifice. (Communion Antiphon for Easter Sunday). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: May Light Eternal. (Communion Antiphon for Funerals). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Canticle of Jesus Christ. (Entrance Antiphon for Chrism Mass). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: I Will Sing Forever of Your Mercies. (Communion Antiphon for Chrism Mass). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Up to the Hills. Ps 122. Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom. Official Hymn of the World Meetings of Families. Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
EPISODE #42 MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUESTS ARE DANIEL FICARRI & DAVID BALL
Episode No. 42 Saturday, July 21, 2018 Daniel Ficarri, Organist, Composer, Juilliard student, Organ Scholar at St. Paul the Apostle in NYC, Founder of “Sacred sounds at St. Paul’s”; David L. Ball. Assistant Director of Music and Organist, Christ Cathedral
Daniel is another of the many success stories of the great Juilliard teacher, Paul Jacobs. However, unlike the incredible organists who have filled America’s greatest churches and have come from this great institution and this amazing teacher, Daniel is not just another super-star organist. Daniel is an already famed composer; a commissioned composer at that! You will hear from this spectacular young musician, as he talks about his latest commission, this time, a piece for the dedication of the new Dobson pipe organ at the famed St. Thomas Church in New York. This piece was commissioned by the British music journal, Choir and Organ, for this very special occasion. Daniel was featured in the latest issue of this magazine with a great article and even the possibility of downloading his latest piece. On the radio, he is joined by our very own organist and Juilliard graduate, David L. Ball. It is David who actually commissioned Daniel to write two other organ pieces. Enjoy these two wonderful young organists as they talk about commissioning music, composing it and performing it. One of our best shows yet. You will no doubt hear lots more about both of these astonishing talents!
MUSIC: Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne Daniel Ficarri, Organist
MUSIC: Prelude in D Major Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, NY Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Suite for Organ No. 1 Adagio Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at St. Paul the Apostle, New York City Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Suite for Organ No. 1 Toccata Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at St. Paul the Apostle, New York City Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Exsultation Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at St. Vincent Ferrer, New York City Commissioned by Choir and Organ Magazine