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Aled Jones brightens up the dark winter's evening with a selection of choral music inspired by the idea of light, and he talks to composer James Whitbourn about his recent large-scale work for choir and dancers, Luminosity.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Feb 2010 18:30

Music Played

  • Peteris Vasks

    Mother Sun

    Performer: State Choir of Latvia Performer: Māris Sirmais (conductor)

    • VAK 0801.
    • 5.
  • Imant Raminsh

    Song of the Stars (Songs of the Lights No.1)

    Performer: Vancouver Chamber Choir Performer: CBC Vancouver Orchestra Performer: Jon Washburn (conductor)

    • CBC SMCD5116.
  • Eric Helmuth

    How Sweet the Moonlight

    Performer: The Turtle Creek Chorale Performer: Timothy Seelig (conductor)

    • Reference Recordings, RR110.
    • 15.
  • Howard Hanson

    Lumen in Christo

    Performer: Seattle Symphony and Chorale Performer: Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

    • Delos DE3160.
  • Lasse Thoresen

    The Light that is shed

    Performer: The Norwegian Soloists Choir Performer: Grete Pedersen Helgerød (conductor)

    • Simax PSC1130.
    • 2.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Chorus from Shelley's 'Hellas' for female voices

    Performer: Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Performer: Geoffrey Webber (conductor)

    • ASV CDDCA1136.
    • 4.
  • Desmond M. Tutu


    Performer: Levine Andrade (viola) Performer: Henry Parkes (organ) Performer: Andrew Ker (percussions) Performer: Steffan Jones (Tanpura) Performer: Commotio Performer: Matthew Berry (conductor)

    • Naxos 8.572103.


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