brings us the pagan celebrations of death and rebirth in the natural
world, and the Christian festival of Easter, commemorating the death and
rebirth of Christ. The music composed for this period is among the most
inward, contemplative and penitential of all sacred choral music.
On this Easter week transmission of Hearts of Space from our regular guest producer for classical and sacred spacemusic ELLEN HOLMES — a collection of sacred and choral music spanning ten centuries, on a program called IN PARADISUM.
Music is by HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, Renaissance composers ANTOINE BRUMEL, GREGORIO ALLEGRI, CHRISTOBAL DE MORALES, WILLIAM BYRD, ORLANDO DI LASSO, CHRISTOPHER TYE and JUAN DEL ENZINA; and modern composers MAURICE DURUFLÉ, KARL JENKINS, ROBERT MORAN, JOHN TAVENER, and ARVO PÄRT.