Music from "Sacred Traditions"

Gending

Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

“Gending” is taken from the suite Varied Trio for violin, piano, and percussion (1987). It is the product of Lou Harrison’s impassioned study of Javanese compositional form. While... read more »

La Porta, Canzone

Composed by: Giovanni Domenico Rognoni Taeggio (d.1626)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus

Composed by: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Arranged by: Andy Nathan

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is an abridged dialogue between sound and divinity. "Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus" (Praise to Jesus... listen »

O' Jesu Mi Dulcissime

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

Organ Sonata No. 1, F minor, Op. 65

Composed by: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1874)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

The organ and the electric guitar have a lot in common: the physical distance between the played instrument and the sound source; the range of possible effects (organ stops and guitar pedals); the... listen »

Sonata XIII a 8

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

Suite Mundial

Composed by: Randall C. Kohl (b.1960)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert (2007); Felix Salazar (2010)

"Balinesa: El canto de los changos" and "Javanesa: Danza dorada del gamelán" are two short movements from Randall C. Kohl’s Suite Mundial (1994, 1997). Both pieces... listen »

The Perilous Chapel

Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

Lou Harrison’s The Perilous Chapel (1948) – an accompaniment for a dance production written for harp, cello, and flute – was described by choreographer Jean Erdman as “a psy... read more »

Two Preludes & Fugues

Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

As he did at the end of each of his cantatas, Bach marked the Well-Tempered Clavier with the postscript S.D.G., which stands for “Soli Deo Gloria,” Latin for “Glory to God alone.&... listen »