Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Classical 91.7! These 6-minute highlights feature local musicians and ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Apollo Chamber Players, and numerous others each week. Houston Music Highlights air at 7 AM, and then repeat at 1 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM.
This week, selections take us from the 17th to the 21st centuries, with a sprinkling of timeless Christmas spirit along the way. Highlights include a Spanish dance, performances by two Houston choral ensembles, and a track from a brand-new CD with a myriad of local connections.
Zarabanda: Gaspar Sanz
Presented by Houston Early Music
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, March 2005
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 – "This little babe" and "Interlude": Benjamin Britten
Houston Chamber Choir; Paula Page, harp; Robert Simpson, conductor
Performed at the Villa de Matel on December 13, 2008
A Quilter Sampler – Cherry Ripe & Love's Philosophy: Robert Nelson (based on the songs of Roger Quilter)
The Things We Have: Music of Robert Nelson
Gnossienne No. 1: Erik Satie
Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Rothko Chapel (ECM New Series 2378)