Sacred Classics: December 1 – Judas Maccabaeus

November 26, 2013

Sacred Classics is always interesting and challenging from a programming point of view. There are some parts of the year that allow me to throw the net far and wide for music to play on the program, but other times (often just a weekend) the calendar dictates the music that I get to explore. This past weekend was just such a time – what with St. Cecilia’s Day, Benjamin Britten’s centenary, and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. I’d be interested to know what you thought of the new work (Letters from Gettysburg) by Avner Dorman. If you missed it, you can find a video from Gettysburg College on YouTube. Just search ‘Letters from Gettysburg.’

Judas Maccabaeus
164 BC: Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah


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