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Judith Weir: Telling the Tale. Legends and Sagas

1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 18 January 2008

Judith Weir: Telling the Tale

Legends and Sagas

Presented by Tom Service live from St Giles Cripplegate in London's Barbican Centre.

Imaginary encounters with the Middle Ages unite the three works in this concert. Elin Manahan Thomas tackles King Harald's Saga, a miniature grand opera in three acts for solo soprano. Weir turned to the music of 13th century France when she wrote All the Ends of the Earth for the BBC Singers in 1999, while Missa del Cid combines the Latin Mass with the bloodthirsty legend of El Cid.

Weir: King Harald's Saga; All the Ends of the Earth; Missa del Cid

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor).


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