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Haydn Part Songs

Aled Jones explores the part songs inspired by Haydn's visit to one of England's burgeoning singing societies - the so-called glee clubs. On the way he discovered a masculine world of convoluted etiquette, heavy drinking and pseudo-parliamentary democracy. While Haydn's life was one of never-ending deadlines, at the mercy of more commissions than he could manage, this was one occasion when he wrote genuinely for pleasure.

Playlist:

Haydn: Qual dubbio ormai (Cantata for Prince Esterhazy)
Scenda Propizio
Cologne Vocal Ensemble
Capella Coloniensis
Andreas Spering (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901765, Tr 12

Haydn: Der Greis
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
GLOBE GLO 5080, Tr 17

Haydn: Die Beredsamkeit
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
GLOBE GLO 5080, Tr 9

John Stafford Smith: Blest pair of sirens
Frances Kelly (harp)
Invocation
Timothy Roberts (piano/director)
HYPERION CDA66740, Tr 1

Joseph Corfe: Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Frances Kelly (harp)
Invocation
Timothy Roberts (piano/director)
HYPERION CDA66740, Tr 16

Haydn: Betrachtung des Todes
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
GLOBE GLO 5080, Tr 8

Michael Haydn: Zu ihr! Zu ihr!
Die Singphoniker
CPO 999 333-2, Trs 4, 13 (or 20)

Haydn: An dem Vetter
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
GLOBE GLO 5080, Tr 4

Haydn: Aus dem Danklied zu Gott
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
GLOBE GLO 5080, Tr 11

Haydn arr: William Gardiner: Give to God our Thankful Songs
Psalmody
The Parley of Instruments
Peter Holman (conductor)
HYPERION CDA67510, Tr 8

Haydn: Long Life shall Israel's king behold
Psalmody
The Parley of Instruments
Peter Holman (conductor)
HYPERION CDA67510, Tr 14

Haydn: Responsoria de Venerabili, H CCIIIc 4a-d
Tolz Boys' Choir
L'Archibudelli
Bruno Weil (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL SK53368, Trs 5-8

Haydn: Mass in G, H XXII 6 (Sancti Nicolai)
Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Catherine Robbin (alto)
Michael Schade (tenor)
Alastair Miles (bass)
English Concert Choir and Orchestra
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
ARCHIV 437 807-2, Trs 6-10.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 7 Jun 2009 18:30

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