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Music Related to War

Aled Jones explores music written in response to warfare, and invites Jonathan Willcocks to introduce his cantata A Great and Glorious Victory, written to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.

Kurt Weill
Zu Potsdam Unter Den Eichen
BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Stephen Jackson
Largo 5130 CD2, track 5

George Frideric Handel
Judas Maccabaeus
Opening of Act II: “Fall’n is the foe” + “See, the conqu’ring hero come” + part of march
Choir of New College, Oxford, The King’s Consort, conducted by Robert King.
Hyperion, CDA666412, CD1, track 26, CD2 tracks 19-20

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Six Choral Songs – to be sung in Time of War
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox
Chandos, CHAN9984, track 11-16

Joseph Haydn
Missa in tempore belli
Agnus Dei & Dona Nobis Pacem
Monterverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Philips 4708192, track 21 & 22

Jonathan Willcocks
A Great and Glorious Victory
Allan Clayton (tenor), Portsmouth Choral Union, English Cathedral Singers, Southern Pro Musica, conducted by Jonathan Willcocks
Priory PRCD 877, tracks 1-4

William Byrd
Civitas sancti tui
The King’s Singers
Signum SIGCD061, track 6

Veljo Tormis
Curse Upon Iron
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
ECM 4652232, track 3

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 8 Mar 2009 18:30