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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.

EPISODE #8
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF CANDLEMAS – THE END OF CHRISTMAS

Episode No. 8: The Music of Candlemas – the End of Christmas       

Remembering the old tradition of keeping our Christmas decorations up until “Candlemas”, this last episode of the Christmas season explores the music inspired by the texts and themes of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, AKA

“Candlemas”. The luminous theme evoked by the sacred scriptures of this sacred feast have been inspiring composers and poets alike for centuries. Hear some of the choral classics including settings of the Canticle of Simeon (Nunc

Dimittis), Lux Aurumque (“Light and Gold”), and even movements from Handel’s Messiah, with some special recordings from the Boris Ord days of King’s College Cambridge, and the incredible Emma Kirkby singing the fieriest movement

from Handel’s Messiah. Experience the organ sparkle with brilliant performances of some of her own radiant music by Diane Bish herself, and an equally brilliant setting of “This little light of mine” by living composer Calvin Taylor played by

Raymond Nagem, Cathedral Organist at St. John the Divine, NYC.

EPISODE #7
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: EVERYONE DANCE!

Episode No. 7: Everyone Dance!              

Join us for EVERYONE DANCE! Featuring guest organist Dr. Emma Whitten, Associate Director of Music and Organist at Mission San Luis Rey Parish in Oceanside, California, the largest of the 21 California

missions. Dr. Whitten just recently recorded a program for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists consisting of organ music influenced by many forms of Dance, old and new.

As a complement to her Los Angeles performance, Sounds from the Sanctuary Host David Ball and Dr. Emma Whitten discuss the centuries-old relationship between dance forms and organ music, and even explore Dr. Whitten’s own

unique background of both math and music degrees.

EPISODE #6
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CHRISTMAS FAVORITES 2020

Episode No. 6 Christmas favorites 2020                

As we celebrate Christmas during this time of the Covid Pandemic, David Ball and Guest Daniel Ficarri guide us through some of their favorite Christmas Carols and Choral works – familiar music of the season

during these strange times. While most live Christmas music is on hold following safety guidelines, we can at least listen to cherished arrangements and performances of Carols usually sung all over the world,

including so many classics from David Willcocks, John Rutter, and even Mr. Candlelight himself, Dr. John Romeri. Also during this year that Pope Francis has declared a Year of St. Joseph, discover The Cherry

Tree Carol, one of the only carols to tell a story featuring Joseph.

A safe and Merry Christmas to all!

EPISODE #5
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN PT. 2

Episode No. 5 The Music of Beethoven Pt. 2                

Born 250 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven is a household name, known for composing the hymn “Ode to Joy” AKA “Joyful, Joyful”, the famed 4-note fate theme of his Fifth Symphony, the haunting “Moonlight” Sonata and “Für Elise for piano. These gorgeous pieces, though, are only a sampling of this legendary composer’s life’s work. In this two-part series, Host David Ball is joined by Brooklyn-based composer and organist Ryan Dodge in an exploration into the inspired works of Ludwig van Beethoven – featuring not only his most well-known pieces, but also highlighting some of his lesser-known, but most well-crafted pieces. With the guidance and perspective of composer Ryan Dodge, learn about Beethoven and why this composer is still remembered, loved, and celebrated 250 years later. Part II features excerpts from his groundbreaking symphonic writing – a staple of every orchestra’s repertoire, heard in concert halls around the world.

Learn more about this episode’s cohost Ryan Dodge: https://ryandodgemusic.com

EPISODE #4
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN PT. 1

Episode No. 4 The Music of Beethoven Pt. 1

Born 250 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven is a household name, known for composing the hymn “Ode to Joy” AKA “Joyful, Joyful”, the famed 4-note fate theme of his Fifth Symphony, the haunting “Moonlight” Sonata and “Für Elise for piano. These gorgeous pieces, though, are only a sampling of this legendary composer’s life’s work. In the first of this two-part series, Host David Ball is joined by Brooklyn-based composer and organist Ryan Dodge in an exploration into the inspired works of Ludwig van Beethoven – featuring not only his most well-known pieces, but also highlighting some of his lesser-known, but most well-crafted pieces. With the guidance and perspective of composer Ryan Dodge, learn about Beethoven and why this composer is still remembered, loved, and celebrated 250 years later. Part I features music from his solo piano works and string quartets!

Learn more about this episode’s cohost Ryan Dodge: https://ryandodgemusic.com

EPISODE #3
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE AMERICAN HYMN TRADITION

Episode No. 3 The American Hymn Tradition

Often overlooked, the United States has a unique style of hymnody finding its roots in the church music brought from Europe by the pilgrims, the American south, and the folk tradition of the Appalachians. Experience settings of the most beloved and recognizable American hymns including Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts, Wondrous Love and many others. Alongside gorgeous recordings of these melodies by classical performers like Anonymous 4, Yo-Yo Ma, Tenebrae, and our own David Ball on the Fred Swann Organ, this show also features some rarely-heard recordings of American Hymns by mainstream artists including Johnny Cash, Ed Sheeran, and even the “mother of folk” herself, Jean Ritchie.

EPISODE #2
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF THE PSALMS

Episode No. 2 The Music of the Psalms

From the Latin motets of the Sistine Chapel deep within a 16th-century Vatican City to the Anglican tradition of the Cathedral of St. Paul’s in bustling 19th-century London, discover the universal beauty of the Psalms of David set in differing styles, genres, and languages. Featuring tracks from John Scott’s renowned recording of all 150 psalms from St. Paul’s, London and some newly-composed 21st-century psalms by living composers Fr. Jim Chepponis and Luke Mayernik.

EPISODE #1
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF LOUIS VIERNE

Episode No. 1 Celebrating 150 Years of Louis Vierne

Sounds from the Sanctuary celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne, French composer and famed organist of Notre Dame in Paris, with a playlist of some of his greatest hits. Featuring recordings of American organists Dr. David Crean, Christopher Houlihan, George Baker, and Diane Bish; and historical recordings of Pierre Cochereau, Virgil Fox, Richard Morris, Stephen Cleobury, Vierne himself, and a never-before-heard recording of André Marchal.