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A Tribute to Richard Hickox

With the sudden death of conductor Richard Hickox at the end of 2008, choral music in the UK lost one of its greatest champions. Aled Jones is joined by some of this irrepressible musician's closest collaborators to explore his prolific career, including samples of his work with the London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Collegium Musicum 90 and the many opera companies with which he was associated.

Playlist:
Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms – Adonai roi
Aled Jones (treble), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and London Symphony Chorus conducted by Richard Hickox
RPO CDRP08004, track 9

Edmund Rubbra
That Virgin’s Child most Meek
St Margaret’s Westminster Singers conducted by Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN10423, track8

Gerald Finzi
Magnificat
Richard Hickox Singers and City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
LONDON 425 660-2, track13

Benjamin Britten
War Requiem – Offertorium
London Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral, soloists Heather Harper (soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor) and John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), and conductor Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN 89834 CD1, track 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no.9 ‘Choral’ – 4th movement ending
The Sinfonia Chorus, Members of the London Symphony Chorus, Heather Harper (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson (alto), Robert Tear (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass) and Northern Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
ASV CDDCA628, track 4

George Dyson
Quo Vadis – ‘Come to me, God’ (excerpt)
Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales conducted by Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN 100612 CD2, track 2

Felix Mendelssohn
St Paul (Op. 36) Dieser Mensch hört nicht auf zu redden
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales conducted by Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN9882 CD1, track 5

Franz Schubert
Mass in E flat – Gloria
Collegium Musicum 90 conducted by Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN0750, tracks 2-4

Edward Elgar
Dream of Gerontius – Part 2 (excerpt)
Soloists Arthur Davies (tenor) and Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano), and the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN 86412 CD1, track 22

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 18 Jan 2009 18:30