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Choral Works, Peter Maxwell Davis

The New London Chamber Choir conducted by James Weeks in choral works by Gabriel Jackson, Gyorgy Ligeti and Michael Zev Gordon at this year's Cheltenham Festival.

Tom Service introduces choral works by Gabriel Jackson, Michael Zev Gordon and Gyorgy Ligeti, together with a great renaissance masterpiece, from a concert given at this summer''s Cheltenham Festival; and Paul Driver explores what makes modern-day composers continue to look to medieval and renaissance models and vocal textures for inspiration.

Gabriel Jackson: Sanctum est verum lumen
Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Michael Zev Gordon: Allele
Tallis: Spem in alium

New London Chamber Choir
Conducted by James Weeks

Plus Sir Peter Maxwell Davies conducts the BBC Philharmonic in his own imaginative and witty mix of old and new, his foxtrot for orchestra on a pavan by John Bull, 'St Thomas Wake'.

Playlist:

Peter Maxwell Davies: In Nomine II (excerpt)
London Sinfonietta / David Atherton
Decca 475 6166. Disc 1 Track 10

Peter Maxwell Davies: In Nomine V (excerpt)
London Sinfonietta / David Atherton
Decca 475 6166. Disc 1 Track 12

Concert items:
Gabriel Jackson: Sanctum est verum lumen
Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Michael Zev Gordon: Allele
Tallis: Spem in alium

New London Chamber Choir
Conducted by James Weeks
Recorded at the Cheltenham Festival on the 10 July 2010

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E minor Op. 90, 1st movt (excerpt)
Andras Schiff (piano)
ECM 476 6189. Track 1

Goehr: String Quartet No. 3 (excerpt)
Lindsay String Quartet
Wergo WER 60093 (LP) S2/1

Tye: Dum transisset II (excerpt)
Hesperion XX
Astree E8708. Track 15

Brian Ferneyhough: Dum transisset I-IV (excerpt)
Arditti String Quartet
BBC Recording

Peter Maxwell Davies: St Thomas Wake
BBC Philharmonic / Peter Maxwell Davies
Collins Classics 13082. Track 7

1 hour, 30 minutes

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