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Gaelic Choral Music, Handel's Messiah

Presented by Aled Jones. Featuring ENO's staged production of Messiah, Andrew Robertson on the choral events at the 2009 Royal National Mod and an update on Sing Hallelujah.

Aled Jones talks to Handel expert Laurence Cummings about English National Opera's new staged production of Messiah. Plus a report from Andrew Robertson on the choral events at the 2009 Royal National Mod, Scotland's biggest Gaelic festival, and an update on Sing Hallelujah.

Playlist:
Crippled Lad in the Glen / Mary Anne is an Elegant Lass
Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association, conducted by Kenneth Thomson
Skye 48, track 12

Arr. Imants Ramins Latvian folk song
Blow, Wind!
Latvian State Choir conducted by Maris Sirmais with soprano soloist Sanita Sinkevica
VAK-0801, track 1

Segue to
Eriks Esenvalds
Evening
Latvian State Choir conducted by Maris Sirmais with soprano soloist Sanita Sinkevica
VAK-0801, track 2

Music included in 2009 Royal National Mod report:
Back an cluinn
Back Gaelic Choir conducted by Avril Duncan
BBC Recording

Bi Falbh on uineag
Dingwall Gaelic Choir ladies section conducted by Kirsteen Menzies
BBC Recording

Puirt
Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association conducted by Kenneth Thomson
BBC Recording

Johannes Brahms
Song of Destiny, op. 54
Ambrosian Singers with the London Philharmonic, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch
Seraphim Classics 73570, tracks 5 to 7

George Frideric Handel
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton
Hyperion CDA 67800, CD2 track 21

Trad. Caberfeidh
Dingwall Gaelic Choir conducted by Kirsteen Menzies
BBC Recording

Ross Parker (music) & Hughie Charles (lyrics)
We'll Meet Again
The Fron Male Voice Choir featuring Dame Vera Lynn, conducted by Ann Atkinson
Decca 2708449, track 2

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Sun 29 Nov 2009 19:00

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