This episode begins with a liturgical piece by James MacMillan—a living composer—and ends with another liturgical piece by Wynton Marsalis—another living composer. In between, you’ve got some Saint-Saëns, some Sibelius, and some other music. Jay says some provocative—possibly offensive—things about a couple of cello concertos. Otherwise, it’s sweetness and light, mainly. A good show.

Tracks played:

James Macmillan, Miserere

Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Bach, Sarabande in E flat

Sibelius, Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 in E minor

Marsalis, Gloria Patri from “The Abyssinian Mass”

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