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4:04 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Land of Enchantment ll: Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Thurs. 6/9 at 9am: This week on America's Music Festivals, hear the Santa Fe Desert Chorale perform works by Benjamin Britten, Guiseppe Sarti, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more.

Santa Fe is exactly mid-way between Albuquerque and Taos along the ancient trade route that led from Mexico City to Taos. In 1598 explorer Juan de O?ate named the route after King Philip of Spain "The Royal Road" or Camino Real. Santa Fe is a cultural treasure trove, with art galleries, Native American crafts, museums, and an abundance of world-class music. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of those treasures.

Music featured in this program:

Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Giuseppe Sarti: Nine Sili Nebesniya
Michael McGlynn: Christus Resurgens
Jaako M?ntyj?rvi: Lullaby
Jaako M?ntyj?rvi: Double Double Toil and Trouble
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Full Fathom Five
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Over Hill, Over Dale
Alan Murray: O Mistress Mine

Taos School of Music
Faure Piano Quartet: II and IV (performed by students)
Bruckner: String Quintet No. 1 in F: II, III, and IV (Borromeo Quartet)

Shanghai Quartet, from Chamber Music Albuquerque
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor