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Faith

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 April 2010

"Faith"

Today is the most important day in the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday, and so, building from this great festival, Iain Burnside looks out to the wider realm of "faith" in music, drawing on examples from Beethoven and Holst.

Producer: Lyndon Jones
Email: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk
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Janacek: Intrada, Uvod and Kyrie from Glagolitic Mass
Susan Bullock (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)
BBC Music Magazine CD vol 17 no 6
Tracks 6-8
7m45s

Erlebach: Held du hast den Feind gebunden
('Hero, you have found the foe' - Cantata for Easter Day)
Les Amis de Philippe
Ludger Rémy (conductor)
CPO 777 346-2 CD1
Tracks 11-13
8m15s

Liszt: Rosario, S670, i) Mysteria gaudiosa, ii), Mysteria dolorosa, iii) Mysteria gloriosa
Zsuzsa Elekes (Liszt's own harmonium)
Hungaraton HCD 12768
Tracks 5-7
4m10s

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Easter, I got me Flowers, Love Bade me Welcome, The Call, Antiphon
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
Choir of King's College Cambridge
English Chamber Orchestra
Sir David Willcocks (conductor)
EMI CDM 5655882
Tracks 1-5
19m3s

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major, op. 82, (4th movement)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jorma Panula (conductor)
Finlandia FACD004
Track 8
10m5s

Pete Seeger: One Grain of Sand
Odetta (voice, guitar)
Vanguard Masters 2153
Track 14
2m5s

Bach arr. Uri Caine: Goldberg Variations, Variation 14
Uri Caine (keyboards)
W&W910 054-2 CD1
Track 34
42s

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 26, (Second Group)
To Varuna , To Agni, Funeral Chant
Royal College of Music Chamber Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Osian Ellis (harp)
Sir David Willcocks (conductor)
Unicorn DKPCD9046
Track 2
12m11s

Mozart: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt, K619
Heo Young-Hoon (tenor)
Alberto Bertino (piano)
Naxos 8570897
Track 10
7m50s

Trad. arr. Samuel Mabidikane: Namhla Niyabizwa
South African Church Choir
Rough Trade RGNET 1099 CD
Track 1
3m10s

Gubaidulina: Alleluia (Pt 7 - Da ispolnjatsja usta maja)
Four members of Copenhagen Boys Choir
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Dmitri Kitajenko (conductor)
Chandos 9523
Track 7
5m42s

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor op 125 (finale)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Violeta Urmana (mezzo soprano)
Thomas Moser (tenor)
Thomas Quasthoff (bass)
DG 471 491-2
Tracks 4-5
22m.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Leos Janacek

    Leos Janacek Intrada, Uvod and Kyrie from Glagolitic Mass

    Performers: Susan Bullock (soprano), BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    BBC Music Magazine CD vol 17 no 6

  • Image for Philipp Heinrich Erlebach

    Philipp Heinrich Erlebach Held du hast den Feind gebunden ('Hero, you have found the foe' - Cantata for Easter Day)

    Performers: Les Amis de Philippe, Ludger Rémy (conductor)

    CPO 777 346-2 CD1

  • Image for Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt Rosario, S670, i) Mysteria gaudiosa, ii), Mysteria dolorosa, iii) Mysteria gloriosa

    Performer: Zsuzsa Elekes (Liszt’s own harmonium)

    Hungaraton HCD 12768

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs - Easter, I got me Flowers, Love Bade me Welcome, The Call, Antiphon

    Performers: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Choir of King’s College Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

    EMI CDM 5655882

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Symphony No 5 in E flat major, op. 82, (4th movement)

    Performers: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Jorma Panula (conductor)

    Finlandia FACD004

  • Image for Pete Seeger

    Pete Seeger Pete Seeger - One Grain of Sand

    Performer: Odetta (voice, guitar)

    Vanguard Masters 2153, Track 14

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations, Variation 14

    Arranger: Uri Caine Performer: Uri Caine (keyboards)

    W&W910 054-2 CD1

  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 26, (Second Group) - To Varuna , To Agni, Funeral Chant

    Performers: Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Osian Ellis (harp), Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

    Unicorn DKPCD9046

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt, K619

    Performers: Heo Young-Hoon (tenor), Alberto Bertino (piano)

    Naxos 8570897

  • Image for Trad.

    Trad. Namhla Niyabizwa

    Arranger: Samuel Mabidikane Performer: South African Church Choir

    Rough Trade RGNET 1099 CD

  • Image for Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina

    Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina Alleluia (Pt 7 – Da ispolnjatsja usta maja)

    Performers: Four members of Copenhagen Boys Choir, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Dmitri Kitajenko (conductor)

    Chandos 9523

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 9 in D minor op 125 (finale)

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor), Karita Mattila (soprano), Violeta Urmana (mezzo soprano), Thomas Moser (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (bass)

    DG 471 491-2

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