This week on the Ether Game Weekly Music Quiz Podcast, the Brain Trust joins the heavenly choir with an extra round from our show called "Saintly." See if you can guess why this piece gets a halo. Don't forget to tune into our full show on Tuesday December 4th at 8:00pm for a chance to win a prize!
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Christmas Oratorio, Op. 12, Prelude
Dresden Kreuzchor, conductor: Martin Flamig
album: Classical Christmas
We're listening to the prelude to a Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns. A little twist on our Saint theme! Though Camille Saint-Saëns' last name contains the word, his family name is actually taken from a small French river town in Normandy. The town of Saint Saën is named for a medieval monk. Saint Saën is old French for Saint Jean, and records show that Father Jean, who was Irish by descent, traveled to France in 675 and established an influential monastery. Like Father Jean, Camille Saint-Saëns also had an early career in the church. He was a prodigy on the organ, and was hired right out of school as a church organist.