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Encore Houston, Episode 87: Mercury

Mercury performs music fitting for the holiday season by Corelli, Bach, Mozart, and Rigel.


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Concert photo of Mercury chamber orchestra and soprano Lauren Snouffer
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Soprano Lauren Snouffer performing with Mercury in 2015

On this episode of Encore Houston, we start celebrating Christmas early! Mercury performs music from Arcangelo Corelli, a symphony by Henri-Joseph Rigel, and vocal works by J.S. Bach and Mozart with special guest Lauren Snouffer.

Music in this episode:

  • ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto gross, Op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas Concerto”
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Sinfonia from Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
  • BACH: “Wie lieblich klingt es” from Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133
  • BACH: Sinfonia from Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150
  • BACH: “Laudamus Te” from the Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: “Laudamus Te” from the Mass in C minor, K. 427
  • MOZART: “Agnus Dei” from the Coronation Mass, K. 317
  • HENRI-JOSEPH RIGEL: Symphony No. 8 in G minor
  • MOZART: Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165
  • Encore: ADOLPHE ADAM, O Holy Night
    • Lauren Snouffer, soprano
    • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance date: 12/9/2017
  • Originally aired: 11/24/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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