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Archbishop Mark’s “Desert Island Discs”

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Musical selections (full list) as supplied for the Music Lovers Choice Program on 4MBS – broadcast September 5, 2015


Introit and Kyrie – Verdi (Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela)
Sequence – Mozart
Offertorium – Verdi (Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela)
Pie Jesu – Duruflé
In Paradisum – Fauré
Bach – Matthew Passion (Beginning and end)

Italy (from north to south)

Venice – Gabrieli (Dulcis Iesu), Monteverdi (Ave Maris Stella from Vespers)
Florence – O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
Rome – Vissi d’arte (Puccini – Callas), Palestrina (Tu es Petrus)
Stravinsky – Rite of Spring (last section [26:40 or 29:30])
Sicily – Ah non credea mirarti (Bellini – Callas)


Saint-Saëns – Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Callas)
Bizet – Au fond du temple saint (Pavarotti – Ghiaurov)
Chopin – Nocturne op 9 no 1
Satie – Trois Gnossiennes


Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalm 23
Arvo Pärt – Beatitudes
John Tavener – The Lamb

“I chose these songs, in no particular order, because of:

  • The importance of the human voice
  • The religious character of much of the music
  • The theme of death
  • The Latin world (especially Italy and France)”
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