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Episode 2

Aled Jones talks to choral conductor and composer David Willcocks to learn about the pieces he chose for a special recording by the BBC Singers to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Sir David Willcocks has been at the heart of British musical life for more than half a century. To celebrate his 90th birthday, the BBC Singers have recorded a special programme of music chosen by SIr David himself. In the second of two programmes looking at his life, Aled Jones talks to him to find out more about his choices.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 31 Jan 2010 18:30

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Music Played

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Magnificat

    Performer: James Burton (conductor) Performer: Schola Cantorum of Oxford

    • Hyperion CDA67787.
    • 9.
  • Sir David Willcocks

    Psalm 67

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Sir David Willcocks

    • BBC Studio Recording.
  • Jonathan Willcocks

    O Holy Jesus

    Performer: Iain Farrington (organ) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Sir David Willcocks

    • BBC Studio Recording.
  • Traditional arr. John Rutter

    The Sans Day Carol

    Performer: Iain Farrington (piano) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Sir David Willcocks

    • BBC Studio Recording.
  • Sir David Willcocks

    You Bring Me Happiness

    Performer: Jennifer Adams-Barbaro (soprano) Performer: Andrew Rupp (baritone) Performer: Iain Farrington (piano) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Sir David Willcocks

    • BBC Studio Recording.
  • Herbert Howells

    Hymnus Paradisi

    Performer: Clare Rutter (soprano) Performer: James Gilchrist (tenor) Performer: The Bach Choir Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: David Hill

    • NAXOS 8.570352.

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