Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 3

EPISODE 3: Contemporary American Music

The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion

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Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our third episode explores contemporary American music, with the goal of demystifying this genre for our audiences. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast search tool.

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Episode 3 Playlists

Seraphic Fire “New Music” Playlist on Spotify | Read the Text & Translations

Tracks featured on Episode 3 of the Seraphic Saturday Podcast

Responsorio delle tenebre a sei voci
Salvatore Sciarrino, Singer Pur

The Arc in the Sky, Part 3 “Arc,” VII. Jerusalem
Kile Smith, The Crossing, Donald Nally

Path of Miracles: IV. Santiago
Joby Talbot, Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Cantata No. 2, Op. 41 “Voyages”: No. 5, Descent
Benjamin C.S. Boyle, The Crossing, Voyages String Ensemble, Donald Nally

Place, Pt. 3: No. 19, Colonizing Space
Ted Hearne, Place Orchestra, Isaiah Robinson

Fire in my mouth: 11. Factory
Julia Wolfe, New York Philharmonic, Jaap Van Zweden, The Crossing, Donald Nally, Kevin Vondrak

Anonymous Man, Pt. 6 “On That Terrible Beautiful Morning”
Michael Gordon, The Crossing, Donald Nally

Episode 3 Playlist: on Spotify

Additional Video Recordings: on YouTube

“Moonlite” by Variant 6
“Sumptuous Planet”
“The Gallant Weaver”

Episode 3 Overview

Announcer: Thomas McCargar

Host: Patrick Dupre Quigley

Segment 1: Rebecca Myers and Steven Bradshaw

Soprano Rebecca Myers and tenor Steven Bradshaw, members of Seraphic Fire as well as Variant 6, a contemporary American vocal ensemble, and The Crossing, a GRAMMY-winning chorus, join host Patrick Dupré Quigley to talk about contemporary vocal music.

Rebecca Myers & Steven Bradshaw
The Crossing
Seraphic Fire, The Sebastians

Segment 2: Clara Osowski

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski joins host Patrick Dupré Quigley to discuss contemporary American song.

Clara Osowski
Haunted Blue
Source Song Festival

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Featured Recordings (click for purchasing information)

Haunted Blue by Jeremy Walker & Clara Osowski

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

Singer Pur ft. The Hilliard Ensemble

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

The Arc in the Sky, Kile Smith,Donald Nally & The Crossing

Spotify | Amazon| Apple Music

Place by Ted Hearne and Saul Williams

New Amsterdam Records|Spotify | Apple Music

Fire in my mouth, Julia Wolfe, New York Philharmonic, Jaap Van Zweden, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

Anonymous Man, Michael Gordon, Donald Nally & The Crossing

The Crossing | Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music |

Voyages, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Robert Convery, Donald Nally & The Crossing

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

Production Credits

Producer: Alexis Aimé
Announcer: Thomas McCargar
Host: Patrick Dupre Quigley

GUESTS (in order of appearance)
Steven Bradshaw
Rebecca Myers
Clara Osowski

Recordings featured on this episode:
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