Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Aural Indulgence

I am grateful for good music (and a nice sound system). I am grateful for great composers whose music inspires me and invites the Holy Ghost into my life. These are a few of my favorite recordings, in no particular order.

1. "The Messiah" by George Frederick Handel (as recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
2. "Flute Concerto" by Christopher Rouse (as recorded by Carol Wincenc)
3. "Songs from the Trilogy" by Philip Glass (as recorded by the Phillip Glass Ensemble)
4. "Requiem and Magnificat" by John Rutter (as recorded by the Cambridge Singers)
5. "Kindertotenlieder" by Gustav Mahler (as recorded by Janet Baker)
6. "Crown of Ariadne" by R. Murray Schafer (as recorded by Judy Loman)
7. "Symphony No. 9 Aus Neuen Welt" by Antonin Dvorak (as recorded by the Berliner Philharmonic)
8. "Pines of Rome" by Ottorino Respighi (as recorded by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
9. "Appalacian Spring; Rodeo; Farfare to the Common Man" by Aaron Copland (as recorded by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Feel free to add your own in the comments. I'm always looking for more good music.


Jennie Yri said...

I don't know what recordings there are of these, but we sang them in a choir I was in once, and they are gorgeous. Vivaldi's (I think) Gloria, and Chichister Psalms.

Katherine said...

Rouse Flute Concerto forever!(Despite the flat brass at the climax on that recording. Oh well.) Now I have to check out the Schafer.

I have to research some recordings and get back to you. I've heard so much good music over the past few years, but it's not coming to mind well enough to type it in a list.

mk said...

I sang Vivaldi's Gloria in high school! It's wonderful!

And Carolyn, I love this blog. Seriously.

Alisha Stamper said...

Charles-Camille Saint-Saƫns. everything and anything by him. and rachmaninoff. i want to play like him so desperately!