Kent Tritle: February 14, 2006
and November 4, 2004


Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus.

In addition, Kent is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra and a member of the organ faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

As an organ recitalist, Kent Tritle performs regularly in Europe and across the United States; recital venues have

included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, theChurch of St. Sulpice in Paris, Dresden’s Hofkirche, King’s College at Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, and  St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.  With the Philharmonic he has performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony conducted by Lorin Maazel, Andrew Davis, Antonio Pappano, and David Robertson, and recorded Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs.

Kent Tritle’s discography of more than 20 recordings on the Telarc, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, VAI and MSR Classics labels includes the 2016 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, David Briggs’s organ-choral version, which received a rave review in The American Organist, and Eternal Reflections: Choral Music of Robert Paterson with Musica Sacra, about which Gramophone said, “As shaped by Music Director Kent Tritle, the myriad hues, lyricism and nobility in Paterson’s music emerge in all their splendour.”  Other releases, including his 2013 recording of Juraj Filas’ Requiem, Oratio Spei dedicated to the victims of 9/11, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Kühn Choir; Messages to Myself, an acclaimed recording with Musica Sacra of five new works; and two releases with the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Cool of the Day – an a cappella program of music ranging from Gregorian chant, Palestrina, and spirituals to Strauss’s Deutsche Motette – and Ginastera’s The Lamentations of Jeremiah with Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir, have been praised by Gramophone, the American Record Guide, and The Choral Journal.

Kent is on the advisory boards of the Clarion Music Society and the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4).

Kent Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Julliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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February 14, 2006

Grand Dialogue: Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Récit de Tierce en taille: Nicolas deGrigny (1672-1702)

Concerto in A minor (BWV 593) after Vivaldi: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647: J.S. Bach

Praeludium in G Minor: Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Sonata No. 4 in B-flat Major: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Allegro con brio
Andante religioso
Allegro maestoso

0 God of Love (The Ghosts of Versailles): John Corigliano (b. 1938)

Chorale No. 2 in B Minor: César Franck (1822-1890)

Toccata, Op. 104: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

November 4, 2004

Grand Dialogue: Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Tierce en taille (Mass for the Convents): François Couperin (1668-1733)

Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Antiphons on the Magnificat, Op. 18: Marcel Dupré

Antiphon I: Andante con moto
For He hath regarded the lowliness of his Handmaiden

Antiphon II: Maestoso
For He that is mighty hath magnified me; and holy is His Name

Antiphon III: Allegro con moto
He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Antiphon IV: Allegretto ma non troppo
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away

Antiphon V: Misterioso e Adagiosissimo
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel; as he promised to our forfathers, Abraham and his seed forever.

Antiphon VI: Finale: Allegro con fuoco
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 42, No. 3: Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

I. Moderate
II. Chorale
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
VI. Finale: Allegro Vivace