Music

This page is a listing of the music played during meetings of Phoenix Lodge. Music is an integral component of our meetings and provides a time of contemplation while enjoying compositions which are, in some way, thematically tied to the meeting or connected with Freemasonry.

Time permitting, two musical selections are played at each meeting, generally, one just before the paper in Lodge is presented and the second just after. A brief introduction of the music is presented which includes information on the composer and performers and some history on the piece to provide context and relevance for the Lodge. The recorded music is played in Lodge by the Director of Music and is from the privately purchased libraries of the Lodge membership.

*The processional into the lodge room consists of two pieces; during the first, the visitors, members and officers (minus the Master and Wardens) process in; during the second, the Master and Wardens process in.
1st Processional: Prelude from Suite No 1 in G Major for Cello
Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by: Yo-Yo Ma
Recording: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma (2005)

Master’s Processional: Chorale: A Mighty Fortress is our God
Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by: E. Powers Biggs
Recording: The Biggs Bach Book (1988)

April 13, 2012
1st Piece: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Composed by: Richard Wagner
Performed by: Christopher O’Reilly
Recording: Jordan Hall in Boston (February 4, 2012)

2nd Piece: Adagio
Composed by: Samuel Barber
Performed by: The Kronos Quartet
Recording: Winter Was Hard (1990)

September 7, 2012
The Planets
Composed by: Gustav Holst
Performed by: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Adrian Leaper, Conductor
Recording: HOLST, The Planets (1988)

October 12, 2012
1st Piece: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 In C Major, BWV 846
Composed by: J. S. Bach
Performed by: Christiane Jaccottet
Recording: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II (1990)

2nd Piece: Ave Maria
Composed by: Charles Gounod, J.S. Bach
Performed by: Celtic Woman
Recording: Celtic Woman (2005)

3rd Piece: Spem in Alium
Composed by: Thomas Tallis
Performed by: The Tallis Scholars
Recording: The Tallis Scholars Sing Thomas Tallis (2004)

December 14, 2012
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Composed by: R. Vaughan Williams
Performed by: The New Queen’s Hall Orchestra
Recording: Master and Commander Soundtrack (2003)

March 8, 2013
La Musica Notturna Delle Strade Di Madrid: Quintet for Strings in C Major, Op. 30 n. 6
Composed by: Luigi Boccherini
Performed by: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: Master and Commander Soundtrack (2003)

June 14, 2013
1st Piece: Spring
Composed by: Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by: Vanessa Mae
Recording: The Original Four Seasons and the Devil’s Trill Sonata (1999)

2nd Piece: Funeral March from Twilight of the Gods
Composed by: Richard Wagner
Performed by: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Recording: Wagner: The Twilight of the Gods. Lohengrin. Tristan and Isolde. (2011)

August 9, 2013
1st Piece: Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F Major, I-Allegro
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bath Festival Orchestra
Recording: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 (2001)

2nd Piece: Enigma Variation IX: Nimrod-Adagio
Composer: Edward Elgar
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Recording: Elgar: Enigma Variations, Introduction & Allegro (2002)

December 13, 2013
1st Piece: Winter, Allegro non molto
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana & Stephen Gunzenhauser
Recording: The Four Seasons – Concerto Alla Rustica (1992)

2nd Piece: Gloria in D: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Recording: The Academy of Ancient Music; Vivaldi: Gloria (2002)

March 14, 2014
1st Piece: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Overture
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

2nd Piece: Thaïs: Meditation
Composer: Jules Massenet
Performer: Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

June 13, 2014
Cavatina
Composer: John Williams
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

August 8, 2014
1st Piece: Fanfare for the Common Man
Composer: Aaron Copland
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Recording: Copland Conducts Copland (2003)

2nd Piece: Neptune the Mystic
Composer: Gustav Holst
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Recording: Holst: The Planets (2003)

October 10, 2014
Nuper rosarum flores
Composer: Guillaume Dufay
Performer: Pomerium
Recording: Dufay: The Virgin & The Temple (1997)

March 13, 2015
Vocalise
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

April 10, 2015
1st Piece: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Major, Allegro
Composer: J. S. Bach
Performer: Bath Festival Orchestra
Recording: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 (2001)

2nd Piece: Sinfonia in D Major “Il Giorno Onomastico” I. Allegro
Composer: Antonio Salieri
Performer: London Mozart Players
Recording: Salieri: Sinfonias and Overtures (2001)

3rd Piece: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

June 12, 2015
1st Piece: Summer, Allegro
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana & Stephen Gunzenhauser
Recording: The Four Seasons – Concerto Alla Rustica (1992)

2nd Piece: Gabriel’s Oboe
Composer: Ennio Morricone
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The Mission, Soundtrack (1986)

3rd Piece: Carmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
Composer: Georges Bizet
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

August 14, 2015
1st Piece: O Gentle Light
Composer: 3rd-4th Century A.D., Composer unattributed
Performer: Moscow Cathedral Choir
Recording: Sacred Treasures V: From a Russian Cathedral (2007)

2nd Piece: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performer: New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein
Recording: Bernstein: Nocturne (1996)

3rd Piece: Clair de Lune
Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

October 9, 2015
1st Piece: Autumn; Allegro, Adagio Molto, Allegro
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana & Stephen Gunzenhauser
Recording: The Four Seasons – Concerto Alla Rustica (1992)

2nd Piece: Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ
Composer: Remo Giazotto
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording: The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music (2011)

March 10, 2017

1st Piece: Oboe Concerto in D minor
Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:
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2nd Piece: Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music) in C minor 1785
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:
Recording: