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The Choral Arranger

Aled Jones with guests Michael Neaum, Lin Marsh and Alexander L'Estrange, explores how to arrange works for choir, and discusses some of the challenges faced by the choral arranger.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Traditional - The Song of the Blacksmith, from 6 Choral Folk Songs arr. Gustav Holst

    Performer: Baccholian Singers of London

  • David Bednall

    Lux et Origo

    Performers: Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor)

    • Regent REGCD247.
    • 5 to 8.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un rêve op 7/1 arr, Alexander L'estrange

    Performers: Tenebrae, Nigel Short (director)

    • Signum SIGCD050.
    • 2.
  • Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer-Sager

    Nobody does it better arr. Jim Clements

    Performer: Voces8

    • Signum SIGCD187.
    • 16.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo - En Aranjuez con tu amor arr. Carlos Aransay

    Performers: Laia Cortés (mezzo-soprano), Jagoba Fadrique (baritone), Coro Cervantes, Carlos Aransay (conductor)

  • Traditional Japanese folksong

    Sakura arr. Michael Neaum

    Performer: Cantamus Girls Choir, Pamela Cook (director), Michael Neaum (piano)

    • Private recording.
    • 13.
  • Samuel Barber

    Agnus Dei

    Performer: Ruth Dean (soprano), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • Collins Classics 12872.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Moravian Duets Op.32

    Performers: Prague Chamber Choir, Marian Lapšanský (piano), Josef Pancík (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN9257.
    • 1 to 13.

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