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Mozart's Attic Thursday Nov 30th at 10:00 PM

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Mozart's Attic is chock full of music for the holiday season, and this week we'll begin with some Christmas music by Bach, Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, some ancient Hebrew texts and a modern piece by Ernest Bloch, and music from Antoine Brumel, Claude de Sermisy, and Lorenzo Perosi.

Then we'll devote the second half of the program to a performance of Olivier Messaien's Nativite du Seigneur. It's one of the major works in the organ literature of the last century, and Simon Preston performs it on the organ at WEstminster Abbey.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)