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Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Aled Jones talks to members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who have been broadcasting live to Americans every week since 1929. Plus composer Anthony Bolton on his love of choirs.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been broadcasting live to Americans every week since 1929, making its show the longest running network radio programme in the country. Aled Jones talks to current members of 'America's Choir' and introduces recordings from its historic archive. Plus a choral Christmas garland from the composer Anthony Bolton, who has combined investment management with a lifelong love of choirs and their music.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Dec 2009 18:30

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Russian Chant: Christ is Born, give glory

    Performer: Russian Patriarchate Choir Director: Anatoly Grindenko

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 20-218.
    • 14.
  • Randall Davidson (arranger)

    Christ was born on Christmas Day (Traditional)

    Performer: VocalEssence Conductor: Philip Brunelle

    • CLARION.
    • CLR908D.
    • 17.
  • Traditional

    The Star Spangled Banner (from Richard Nixon's inauguration)

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    • BBC Archive Recording.
  • Randall Thompson

    The Last words of David

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Craig Jessop

    • MTC.
    • 0005.
    • 1.
  • Mack Wilberg (arranger)

    Wayfarin' Stranger (Folksong)

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Craig Jessop

    • MTC.
    • 6188-2.
    • 7.
  • Mack Wilberg (arranger)

    How far is it to Bethlehem?

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Craig Jessop

    • TELARC.
    • CD-80552.
    • 7.
  • Mack Wilberg

    Requiem Aeternam

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Craig Jessop

    • MTC.
    • 0813-2.
  • Floyd E. Werle

    Cohan's Big Three

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Craig Jessop

    • MTC.
    • 0302-2.
    • 14.
  • John Rutter

    The Lord Bless you and Keep You

    Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performer: Orchestra at Temple Square Conductor: Mack Wilberg

    • MTC.
    • 0301-2.
    • 8.
  • Anon.

    Russian Vigil of the Nativity (Kondakion; Odes 7-9)

    Performer: Russian Patriarchate Choir Director: Anatoly Grindenko

    • OPUS 111.
    • OPS 20-218.
  • Antony Bolton

    The Gloucester Wassail from A Garland of Carols

    Performer: Oxford Voices Performer: Sioned Williams (harp) Conductor: Mark Shepherd

    • GUILD.
    • GMCD 7335.
  • Antony Bolton

    The Gloucester Wassail from A Garland of Carols

    Performer: Oxford Voices Performer: Sioned Williams (harp) Conductor: Mark Shepherd

    • GUILD.
    • GMCD 7335.
    • 10.
  • Anon.

    Hec est clara dies

    Performer: Discantus Director: Brigitte Lesne

    • OPUS111.
    • OP30207.
    • 1.
  • Christian Onyeji

    Amuworo ayi out nwa

    Performer: Chicago a Cappella

    • CEDILLE.
    • CDR90000 107.
    • 1.
  • Philip Ledger

    Adam lay ybounden

    Performer: Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge Conductor: David Rowland

    • REGENT.
    • REGCD305.
    • 11.
  • Benjamin Britten

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Performer: Corydon Singers Performer: Westminster Cathedral Choristers Conductor: Matthew Best

    • HYPERION.
    • NOEL1.
    • 9.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Sussex Mummer's Carol

    Composer: Dana Perna Performer: Polyphony Conductor: Stephen Layton

    • HYPERION.
    • NOEL2.
    • 9.
  • Thomas of Canterbury

    While shepherds watched their flocks

    Performer: The Parley of Instruments Conductor: Peter Holman

    • HYPERION.
    • NOEL1.
    • 1.
  • Anon.

    Lux hodie, lux leticie; Orientis partibus

    Performer: Discantus Conductor: Brigitte Lesne

    • OPUS111.
    • OP30207.

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