From the Vault

Series produced by WICR

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From the Vault is a musical treasure hunt for unusual, intriguing and underplayed classical music of the 20th and 21st century. These "hidden gems" give listener's the chance to experience fascinating music that is out of the ordinary.

From the Vault presents music that is out of the ordinary. Music from the 20th and 21st century that is for the musically curious who enjoy going on a weekly treasure hunt for pieces by Eric Ewazen, Eric Whitacre, Graeme Koehne, Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu, William Grant Still, Michael Daugherty and many others.

These one-hour episodes include full orchestra and choral works as well as chamber music for brass, strings and winds and, once in a while some remarkable music by composers from other eras. Your host is Henri Pensis, has been working in public radio since 1977 in many roles and classical music has been a common denominator at each stop.

Join us for the weekly treasure hunt that is From the Vault. From the Vault is produced at the facilities of WICR Radio at the University of Indianapolis.


132 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Music by two composers from down under as well as Othmar Schoeck's Serenade, Opus 1 and the Symphony No. 2 of Robert Kurka.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:08
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Music of Schickele, Alfven, Richard Rodney Bennett and Michael Daugherty on this From the Vault.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 57:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Music by Granville Bantock, Peter Schickele and SIlvestre Revueltas on this episode of Form the Vault.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 31, 2024
  • Length: 59:24
  • Purchases: 1
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An unusual suite from the opera The Good Soldier Schweik opens this program. Then a brass quintet written by a former Met Opera trumpet player bri...

  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
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This is a special Memorial Day program featuring music by John Adams, Percy Grainger, David Gillingham, Gerard Schwarz and Charles Ives.

Bought by KALW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:38
  • Purchases: 2
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This program features some lighter works by Elena Roussanova and Graeme Koehne with a virtuoso piece for flute by Jean Francaix and an overture cel...

  • Added: May 13, 2024
  • Length: 57:29
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This episodes consists of pieces written by American composers.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Short selections by Franz Schmidt and Pal Hermann are balanced by the Sea Suite by Frank Bridge and Ned Rorem's Symphony No. 3.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 59:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Music by Florence Price, Florent Schmitt and Roberto Sierra on this episode. Each is a three movement piece and the Schmitt is one of two suites h...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Alfred Reed's The Music-Makers opens this program. Then a piece created to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Albert ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Several smaller ensemble chamber pieces along with the orchestral version of Claude Debussy's Suite Bergamasque and Jonathan Leshnoff's Fourth Symp...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 57:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Music of Dan Locklair, Olivier Messiaen and Bohuslav Martinu comprise this show's playlist.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:10
  • Purchases: 2
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The big work on this show is Elliot Carter's complete neoclassical ballet The Minotaur. Music by Uuno Klami and Edmund Thornton Jenkins fills out ...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Generally, this program is a sampling of some interesting shorter pieces by an international variety of composers.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Music of Edmund Jenkins, Ferenc Farkas and Kurt Atterberg on this episode.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 13, 2024
  • Length: 57:40
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the second program featuring Irish composers. This one features music by Stanford, Trimble and Harty.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Irish composers are featured--Joan Trimble, Stanford, VIctory and Potter contribute pieces to this show devoted to the classical music of Ireland.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Music by Roberto Sierra, Alan Hovhaness and SIr Michael Tippett on this episode of From the Vault

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Program 112 includes an important work by Billy Childs, a piece by the Swiss composer Heinrich Sutermeister and a piece based on the Phrase 'Twas a...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:19
  • Purchases: 2
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A bridal gift, a Magnificat as a song of praise and a ballet that explores the myth of Bacchus and Ariadne are the pieces of music that make up th...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:09
  • Purchases: 2