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Jazz-Inspired Choral Music

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 September 2011

Choral music influenced by jazz is the topic for discussion with Aled Jones, who's joined by composer and pianist Will Todd. Music during the programme includes works by Will Todd, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, and a large piece called I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom by Gwilym Simcock.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Oh, Kay! - stage musical

    Conductor: Eric STERN Performer: Joseph Thalken & Kevin COLE (pianos), Patrick CASSIDY (singer), ST LUKE'S ORCHESTRA

    NONESUCH, 7559-79361 2

  • Image for Judith Weir

    Judith Weir 2 Human hymns - Like to the Falling of a Star

    Conductor: Geoffrey WEBBER Performer: Annie Lydford (organ), performer: GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE CHOIR

    Delphian, DCD-34095

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Ninety Nine Percent

    Performers: OREGON REPERTORY SINGERS, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Michael Brockman & Gill Seeley (conductors)

    STATUS, DSTS1015

  • Image for Will Todd

    Will Todd Mass in blue (jazz mass) Op.28

    Conductor: Jeremy BACKHOUSE Performer: VASARI SINGERS, Will Todd Ensemble

    SIGNUM, SIG CD-083

  • Image for Dave Brubeck

    Dave Brubeck Pange Lingua Variations: Panga Lingua - Sing my tongue sing & Nobis datus

    Conductor: Russell GLOYD Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET, LONDON ORATORY SCHOOL SCHOLA, LONDON VOICES

    Telarc, CD-80621-A

  • Image for Will Todd

    Will Todd Give me Joy in my Heart (Trad. arr. Will Todd)

    Conductor: Andrew Earis Performer: Choir of St Martin in the Fields, Will Todd Ensemble

    St Martin in the Fields, SMITFCD02

  • Image for Gwilym Simcock

    Gwilym Simcock I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom

    Conductor: Sian CROOSE Performers: Gwilym SIMCOCK (piano), James MADDREN (drums), Jeremy AVIS (tenor), Jonathan Baker (bass), Lkaus Gesing (reeds), Rebecca ASKEW (soprano), Sianed JONES (violin), Yuri GOLOUBEV (double bass), The Voice Project

    BBC recording from the premiere performance, at the 2009 London Jazz Festival

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Lauda Jerusalem - motet RV.609 for soloists, 2 choirs and orchestra

    Conductor: Robert KING Performer: Lisa MILNE (soprano), Susan GRITTON (soprano), KING'S CONSORT CHORISTERS, The KING'S CONSORT

    HYPERION, CDA 66769-


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