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Choral Dancing

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 February 2011

Aled Jones explores the idea of dance in choral music, including complete performances of two major choral ballets: Stravinsky's Les Noces, and Holst's The Golden Goose.

Music Played

10 items
  • Image for Traditional

    Traditional Lord of the Dance (arr. Carter/Willcocks)

    Performer: The Bach Choir, conducted by Sir David Willcocks

    Chandos, CHAN8973

  • Image for Vaclovas Augustinas

    Vaclovas Augustinas Treputé Martela (The Stomping Bride)

    Performer: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Hillier

    HMU 907391

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Pavane

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

    Chandos CHAN 10113

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky Les Noces

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Susan Parry (alto), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor), Maxim Mikhailov (bass), MusikFabrik, RIAS Chamber Choir, directed by Daniel Reuss

    Harmonia Mundi, HMC801913

  • Image for Ariel Ramírez

    Ariel Ramírez Misa Criolla (Gloria & Sanctus)

    Performer: Manuel Melendez (tenor), José Sacin (tenor), Pablo Talamante (Tenor), Choral Arts Society of Washington, conducted by Joseph Holt

    Naxos 8557542

  • Image for György Ligeti

    György Ligeti Nonsense Madrigals (V. Lobster Quadrille)

    Performer: The Kings Singers

    Sony Classical SK62311

  • Image for Thierry Escaich

    Thierry Escaich Motet No.3

    Performer: Ensemble Vocal Sequenza 9.3, Thierry Escaich (organ), directed by Catherine Simonpietri

    Accord 4769074

  • Image for Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Einojuhani Rautavaara Sommarnatten

    Performer: Accentus, directed by Eric Ericson

    Naive: 5037

  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst The Golden Goose - A Choral Ballet

    Performer: Guildford Choral Society and The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton

    Hyperion CDA66784

  • Image for Joseph & Johan Strauss

    Joseph & Johan Strauss Pizzicato Polka

    Performer: Vienna Boys Choir (recorded in 1910)

    Flapper PASTCD 7082

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