The season of Lent is a time for penitence and prayer, for personal reflection on the greatest gift of all: the sacrifice of the Savior. From Bach’s St. John Passion to John Rutter’s Requiem, we present music that helps us focus on the ultimate gift: salvation from the King of Love.
THEME: CBS MDK 44651
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: “My Spirit Be Joyful” from Cantata 146
Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York/Richard Kapp
1. Channel Classics CCD DA 2200510’01
J.S. BACH: Lord, our Master, from St. John Passion
The Netherlands Bach Society/Jos van Veldhoven
2. Pro Organo CD 7208 “Hear My Words, Ye People”5’37
EDWARD C. BAIRSTOW: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Choir of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh/Simon Nieminski
3. Naxos 8.5557944’16
C.V. STANFORD: Benedictus (1’47) & Agnus Dei (2’29)
From Communion Service in C, Op. 115
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson;
Christopher Whitton, organ
4. Nimbus NI 52412’35
W.A. MOZART/ed. Robbins Landon: Lacrymosa, from Requiem
The Hanover Band and Chorus/Roy Goodman
5. Pacific Chorale PC9701 “Musica”9’00
RENÉ CLAUSEN: O Vos Omnes
The Pacific Chorale/John Alexander
6. Naxos 8.55713016’05
JOHN RUTTER: Requiem
Pie Jesu (3’36), Sanctus (2’04), Agnus Dei (5’22), The Lord is My
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia/Timothy Brown
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
About the host: Ron Klemm’s radio career has spanned six decades. He came to KFUO in 1978, serving as Program Director and then Operations Manager for the former CLASSIC 99 and CLASSIC99.com (KFUO-FM), before retiring in 2013.
Past President of the Classical Music Broadcasters Association, a national organization of classical music broadcasters, Ron was—and continues to be—a champion for the arts in Saint Louis. Among other organizations, Klemm was the voice of the Saint Louis Symphony live broadcasts and concert previews.
Ron’s greatest love is church music and sacred classics. Klemm established the program JOY in mid-80s, an hour that became one of St. Louis’s longest running musical programs, continuing for two additional years on CLASSIC99.com after the sale of KFUO-FM in 2010.
Contact Ron via email: JOY@KFUO.org