Tag Archives: Sacred Music

Composers Reflect on Their Work: Ep. 4: A New Arrangement of the Brahms Requiem



Conductor David Hill talks to composer Iain Farrington, who has made an arrangement of the Brahms Requiem for chamber orchestra. We will hear a movement from the work as performed by Yale Schola Cantorum in a recording on the Hyperion Label.


Composers Reflect on Their Work: Ep. 3: A 19th Century Translation of Bach’s St. John Passion



Conductor David Hill talks to ISM faculty members Markus Rathey and Jimmy Taylor about Robert Schumann’s little-known arrangement of Bach’s St. John Passion. We will hear a movement from the work as performed by Yale Schola Cantorum live in Woolsey Hall in 2018. The whole performance is available on the ISM YouTube Channel.


Composers Reflect on Their Work: Ep. 2: A “New” Work by Palestrina



Conductor David Hill talks to two members of a team that newly transcribed and edited a Palestrina Mass that had been gathering dust for more than four hundred and twenty-five years. We will hear a movement from the work as performed by Yale Schola Cantorum in a recording on the Hyperion Label.


Composers Reflect on Their Work: Ep. 1 (Untitled)



Conductor David Hill talks with composers Roderick Williams and Reena Esmail about their commissioned works for Yale Schola Cantorum, released on the Hyperion label. We will hear two complete movements from that recording whose themes of equity, unity, and peace speak to the urgent issues of our time.