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2014 Season - Prom 60 (part 2): Roman Holiday
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BBC Singers

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 October 2012

Recorded in the Garrison Church, Copenhagen

The BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, in a choral concert from their Scandinavian tour

Thomas Tallis: Missa Salve Intemerata
Mogens Pederson: Motets
William Byrd: Laudibus in Sanctis
Thomas Schattenberg: Motets
Michael Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air
Henry Purcell/Sven-David Sandström: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Bob Chilcott: My Prayer
Gabriel Jackson: Choral Symphony (BBC commission; broadcast premiere)

Recorded last week on their Scandinavian tour, the BBC Singers perform choral works from the 16th century as well as our own day, with a particular focus on music evoking the sights, sounds and places of the City of London.

In part one, music by the two greatest composers of Elizabethan London - Thomas Tallis and William Byrd - is placed alongside works by two Danish contemporaries. Mogens Pederson studied with Giovanni Gabrieli and later visited London with the court of the Danish King, while Thomas Schattenberg was for many years an organist in the Danish capital.

Following that, a work by Michael Tippett celebrating the Coronation of Elizabeth II is the cue for music by a famous Londoner of the 17th century - Henry Purcell, performed in modern reworkings by Sven-David Sandström and Bob Chilcott. And the programme is completed by a piece celebrating the City itself: the new work by BBC Singers' Associate Composer Gabriel Jackson (receiving its premiere performances on this tour) is a four-movement symphony for unaccompanied voices which celebrates both London itself and its vibrant multiculturalism.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC Singers in Copenhagen

    • Image for Thomas Tallis
      00:00

      Thomas Tallis Missa Salve intemerata: Gloria

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Mogens Pedersøn
      00:05

      Mogens Pedersøn Ad te levavi oculos meos [Pratum spirituale, 1620]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Mogens Pedersøn
      00:09

      Mogens Pedersøn Laudate Dominum de coelis [from Pratum spirituale, 1620]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas Tallis
      00:12

      Thomas Tallis Missa Salve intemerata; Credo

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for William Byrd
      00:18

      William Byrd Laudibus in sanctis [Cantiones Sacrae, vol.2]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas Tallis
      00:24

      Thomas Tallis Missa Salve intemerata; Sanctus; Benedictus

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas SCHATTENBERG
      00:30

      Thomas SCHATTENBERG Jesu dulcedo cordium [from "Jubilus S. Bernhardi", 1620]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas SCHATTENBERG
      00:31

      Thomas SCHATTENBERG Jesu tua dilectio - motet [from "Jubilus S. Bernhardi", 1620]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas SCHATTENBERG
      00:35

      Thomas SCHATTENBERG O Jesu mi dulcissime [from "Jubilus S. Bernhardi", 1620]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Thomas Tallis
      00:37

      Thomas Tallis Missa Salve intemerata; Agnus Dei

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Sir Michael Tippett
      00:42

      Sir Michael Tippett Dance, clarion air [no.3 in 'A Garland for the Queen', 1953]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Henry Purcell
      00:47

      Henry Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord (Z.15), arr. Sandstrom

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Bob Chilcott
      00:53

      Bob Chilcott My prayer for chorus [after Purcell's Hear my prayer]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Gabriel JACKSON
      01:00

      Gabriel JACKSON Choral Symphony

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Jonathan Rathbone
      01:27

      Jonathan Rathbone Vem kan segla - Swedish folksong for chorus

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

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