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Dallas Wind Symphony

December 14, 2009

Lion's Roar in Dallas

Aside from a roaring lion, what is a "lion's roar"? It's an unusual percussion instrument, and it roars in Patrick Dunnigan's bold arrangement of Renaissance dances. Fred Child explains what makes the lion roar, and we'll hear a full-throttle performance by the Dallas Wind Symphony, with drummers and brass players unleashed, and...the roaring lion.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Edward Elgar
    The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Andrew Davis
  • Francisco Correa de Arauxo
    "Meditation on the Immaculate Conception"
    Paul Leenhouts, recorder, and Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Michael Praetorius
    "Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming"
    The Oslo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra with conductor Peter Szilvay and fiddler Ashild Breie Nyhus
    Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
  • Edward Elgar
    Three movements from Symphony No. 1 in A-flat, Op. 55
    The Aspen Concert Orchestra with conductor Christopher Seaman
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Bohuslav Martinu
    "The Annunciation"
    The Helsinki Chamber Chorus with conductor Nils Schweckendiek
    Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland
  • Bedrich Smetana
    Allegro moderato from String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor
    The Prazak String Quartet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Chorale Prelude "Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme," BWV 140
    Pianist Awadagin Pratt
    Wortham Theater Center, Houston
  • Tielman Susato (Arranged by Patrick Dunnigan)
    Selections from "The Danserye"
    The Dallas Wind Symphony with conductor Jerry Junkin
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Michael Praetorius
    Courante from "Terpsichore"
    Flute Force
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Michael Praetorius
    Four Dances from the Late Renaissance
    The Georgia Guitar Quartet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Michael Praetorius
    "In Dulci Jubilo"
    Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Intermezzo from the English Folk Song Suite
    The University of Texas Wind Ensemble with conductor Jerry Junkin
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    "Komm, Jesu, Komm," BWV 229
    The Netherlands Chamber Chorus with conductor Klass Stok
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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