Ross Amico broadcast all of Vespers on WWFM as promised on his all-Philadelphia show this morning. A portion of the playlist is to the left; check out the complete lineup here. If you can guess the Philadelphia connection for all of them, you’re pretty good!
Ross Amico, one of the announcers over at classical radio station WWFM in New Jersey, is programming a weekend of Philadelphia composers, to celebrate the station’s new HD2 signal into Philadelphia.
I’m always astonished by how much my classical announcer colleagues know about their field, and he’s one of the pro’s out there. I just got off the phone with him, and his interview of me will introduce the broadcast of Vespers on his Sunday morning show, Classical Music with Ross Amico, on WWFM. He’s playing the entire Vespers, which is a thrill, and it should be on the air sometime after 10 am. Thanks, Ross, thanks, WWFM, and thanks, classical music on the radio!
First off, it’s for sale all these places:
Amazon.com (No used copies for sale. Yet.)
Barnes and Noble
Navona Records, of course
swapacd.com (You can also get rid of it here.)
Sunday night at 10pm Ross Amico will play Psalm 113 from Vespers on his show from WWFM, Trenton, N.J., The Lost Chord. You can listen online here. The show’s not all about me. Actually, composer Robert Moran talked Ross into having WPRB’s Marvin Rosen and me in the studio with them, so Bob could ask the three radio guys all sorts of impertinent questions. Unfathomably, we all agreed. I think I caved when Ross said there would be grapes and brie. I was asked to bring something of mine to play…oh, right, that’s when I caved.
Ironically, Ross’s show is on at the same time as my Now is the Time on WRTI-HD2 (and on the all-classical webstream at wrti.org, had to get that in), but we’re all in it for the greater good, that’s the kind of guys we are. You bet.
But BBC3 was quicker on the draw; they have already played the ﬁrst two tracks of Vespers on Monday April 20th, a week before the release date, which is pretty efﬁcient when you think about it. Sorry, Ross, about the scoop, but thanks, one and all!