By Daniel Hathaway
At noon, Oziah Wales plays Julius Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm at the Church of the Covenant.
Not happening: The Severance Music Center concert by the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra originally scheduled for this evening has been postponed.
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On September 26, 1800, New England composer William Billings died in Boston, French conductor Charles Munch was born in Strasbourg in 1891, and American composer and trombonist William Dawson was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1890.
Billings departed the scene too early to have left recordings, but Ross W. Duffin and Quire Cleveland brought his infectious motet I Am the Rose of Sharon to life in a concert at Historic St. Peter’s Church in April, 2014. The piece sets words from the Biblical Song of Songs (“Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples…”) Watch here. Pictured below: Billings’ hymn tune Chester from 1781. [Read more…]