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Verity Sharp

1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 July 2009

Verity Sharp's listening selection includes Ngbaka singers from Central Africa with a song for the spirits of the ancestors, the fiddle and footwork of Quebecois musicians Lisa Ornstein and Andre Marchand and tango by both Argentina's Otros Aires and Igor Stravinsky.

Plus Ross Daly and his group Labyrinth with the dance music and songs of Crete and the Hildegurls performing the music of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen.

Track List:

Spiro: Altrincham Round
Album: Lightbox
Realworld CDRW 172

Chanteurs Ngbaka: Ze Ze Kuluse
Album: Traditional Religions
Tempo A6239

Bill Frisell: Disfarmer Theme
Album: Disfarmer
Nonesuch 478524

James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players: Thorneymoor Woods
Album: Folk Songs
Domino WIGCD 236P


John Jenkins: In Nomine No. 2
Performed By Hespèrion XX
Album: John Jenkins - Consort Music for Viols
Astrée E 8724

Dòna Bèla & Renat Sette: Diga Janeta - Janetair
Album: Solid Roots Italian Style
Folk Club EthnoSuoni

Stravinsky: Tango
Performed By James Crabb & Geir Draugsvoll (accordions)
Album: Duos for Classical Accordions
EMI CDZ569 7052


Otros Aires: La Yumba
Album: Vivo En Otros Aires
Galileo GMC032


Maria Tanase: Uhai, Bade
Album: Cuileandra
Oriente Musik Rien CD 35

Taraf de Haïdouks: Rustem
Album: Princes Amongst Men
Asphalt Tango Records CD ATR 1608


Ross Daly & Labyrinth with Spyridoula Toutoudaki (voice): Karsilamás – Milo Ké Mandarini – Ah Melachrino
Album: Mitos
World Network 54 035

Hildegard of Bingen: Processional
Performed By The Hildegurls
Album: Electric Ordo Virtutum
Innova 712


Terje Rypdal (electric guitar); Terje Tønnesen (violin); David Darling (cello); Christian Eggen (piano): It’s Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings
Album: Skywards
ECM 5337 682

Trio Despertar Huasteco: El Aguanieve
Album: Mexico - The Huasteca, Dances and Huapangos
Ocora C 560180


Groupe De Danse Totonaque: Son de la Media Bamba
Album: Traditional Religions
Tempo A6239


Lisa Ornstein (violin); André Marchand (feet): La Caraquet
Album: Les Danseries de la Belle Province

La Volée d’Castors : Belle Embarquez!
Album: Par Monts et Par Vaux
Volée d’Castors VDC 002


Mawkin Causley: The Downfall of Charing Cross
Album: The Awkward Recruit
Navigator Records 19

Sugawara: Capriccio Pastorale
Performed By Mie Miki (accordion)
Album: Sonorities - Japanese Accordion Music
Bis CD 1144


The Low Anthem: Cage the Songbird
Album: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
Bella Union CD 202P

George Crumb: Dream Images (Love-Death-Music) – Gemini
Performed By Andrew Russo (piano)
Album: George Crumb - Voice of the Whale
Black Box BBM 1076


Mozart: Adagio KV 356
Performed By Thomas Bloch (glass harmonica)
Album: Thomas Bloch - Glass Harmonica
Naxos 8555 295

Menelik Wèsnatchèw; All Star Band: Tezeta
Album: The Very Best of Éthiopiques
Manteca MANTDCD 245

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Girl In My Dreams Tries To Look Like You
Album: Duke Ellington Classics 1940-41
Classics 837


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