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Messiaen Programme

As part of the 2008 Olivier Messiaen centenary celebrations, Aled Jones considers the choral legacy of the French composer, together with his successor at Paris's church of La Sainte Trinite, Naji Hakim. The BBC Singers perform Messiaen's Cinq Rechants and its companion, Jolivet's Epithalame, widely regarded as one of the most difficult choral pieces ever written.

Olivier Messiaen
O Sacrum Convivium
Netherlands Chamber Choir, conducted by Ed Spanjaard
GLOBE 5125 t13

Naji Hakim
Missa Redemptoris – Agnus Dei
Vox Nova Ensemble, conducted by Fredrik Malmberg
IFO IFO00321 t7

Naji Hakim
Noel no.1
Vasari Singers, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse
GUILD GMCD7314 t11

Naji Hakim
The Angel Cried (premiere recording)
BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill
BBC Recording

Jean Langlais
O Salutaris from 5 Motets
BBC Singers, conducted by Nicholas Kok

Naji Hakim
Messe Solenelle - Gloria
Choir of Manchester Cathedral, Jeffrey Makinson (organ), conducted by Christopher Stokes

Goffredo Petrassi
Nonsense (excerpt)
BBC Singers, conducted by Stephen Cleobury
BBC Recording

André Jolivet
BBC Singers conducted by David Hill
BBC studio recording

Olivier Messiaen
Cinq Rechants
BBC Singers conducted by David Hill
BBC Prom

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Dec 2008 18:30