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.


129 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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From the Vault Pgm 046 has suitable content for use during Black History Month.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 56:36
  • Purchases: 2
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From the Vault Pgm 045 with Music of Barthe, Ellington, Price and Canning

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Two works by Important African American Composers and a piece considered to be among the finest symphonies by an American Composer in the 20th cent...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jan 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Music written by American and British Composer make up this edition of From the Vault.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Music of Walter Braunfels, Herbert Howells, Meadow Bridgham and James Stephenson make up this program. Stephenson's piece is a tribute to the two ...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:33
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode features the first composition to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music, a skillfully-crafted overture by William Walton, a double concerto ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 57:39
  • Purchases: 2
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The American Wind Symphony Orchestra opens the show with a piece by Casterede. Then a Toccata for Piano by Respighi, Dan Locklair's Phoenix and a ...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 2
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A Special Look at the Clarinet in Various Combinations

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode features music written by an American for a British Brass Band, A Bartok piece based on peasant songs, Virgil Thomson's Hymns from the...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Program of works by Roger-Ducasse, Eric Ewazen and Malcom Arnold

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 2
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A Christmas program that opens with Sleigh Ride (not the one you are expecting) then the John Rutter Gloria. Next is a lesser known set of pieces...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 1
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The second FTV Christmas program. Christmas music of Claude Smith, Arnold Bax, John Rutter Benjamin Britten and his teacher Frank Bridge.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and Rhythm & News Service


  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 2
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First From the Vault Christmas Program--Menotti, Imani Winds, Vaughan Williams, Pensis, Reed and Cable

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:46
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode includes music either written by Jewish composers or based on Jewish themes. Composers include Sergey Prokofiev, Alexander Klein, Luk...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Smaller ensembles are showcased in this episode. This includes a trio for oboe, flute and piano, an arrangement for small orchestra of Debussy's S...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 57:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Horns galore open the program with an arrangement by Kerry Turner followed by a Rutter Suite for Flute, Harpsichord and Strings. The second half ...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 56:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Three works from the British Isles and a concluding work by American composer Adam Schoenberg.

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode contains two pieces, one by a composer who died in World War I and one written by a composer who died in a concentration camp in World...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 57:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Dance-based pieces sandwich Bohuslav Martinu's Symphony Number 5 on this edition of From the Vault.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Music from Edward Burlingame Hill, an extremely influential American teacher and composer, a recent piece written by British composer John Pickard ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 1