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Great Organist Composers, Sing Live

Aled Jones is joined by organist David Bednall, a choral composer who's inspired by Strauss, Puccini, Ravel and Vaughan Williams, and catches up with the diverse activities of the singing organisation "Sing Live".

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • David Bednall

    Psalm 150 - O praise God in his Holiness

    Performers: Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (director), Jonathan Vaughn (organ)

    • Regent REGCD 320.
    • 15.
  • Joseph Twist

    Rain Dream

    Performers: Farnham Youth Choir, David Victor-Smith (conductor), Julia Freeman (piano)

    • BBC recording from the Choir of the Year Youth Category.
  • Brendan Ashe

    Veni, Veni: a Fanfare for voices

    Performers: The Holles Singers, Miranda Ashe (conductor), Brendan Ashe (piano)

    • BBC recording from the Choir of the Year Youth Category.
  • Gerald Finzi

    God is gone up

    Performers: The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 8936.
    • 1.
  • Herbert Howells

    Nunc dimittis (Gloucester Service)

    Performers: Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott (conductor), Christopher Dearnley (organ)

    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • David Bednall

    Missa Sancti Pauli - Sanctus and Benedictus

    Performers: Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (director), Jonathan Vaughn (organ)

    • Regent REGCD320.
    • 8 and 9.
  • Jeremy Filsell

    Mysterium Christi (2004)

    Performers: Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse (conductor), Jeremy Filsell (organ)

    • Signum Classics SIGCD059.
    • 4.
  • David Briggs

    I will lift up mine eyes

    Performers: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA 67808.
    • 11.
  • Rolf Lovland and Brenda Graham

    You raise me up arr. Gary Griffiths (excerpt)

    Performers: Connie Kunkle (solo), A company of 650 voices, The National Festival Orchestra, Steven Roberts and Gary Griffiths (music directors)

    • Private recording.
  • Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice

    Anthem from Chess arr. Gray Griffiths

    Performers: A company of 650 voices, The National Festival Orchestra, Steven Roberts and Gary Griffiths (music directors)

  • David Bednall

    Requiem: In Paradisum

    Performers: The Chamber Choir of St. Mary’s Calne, Philip Dukes (viola), David Bednall (organ), Edward Whiting (director)

    • Regent Records REGCD 327.
    • 1.
  • Jean Langlais

    Messe solennelle (1950)

    Performers: Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O’Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA 66270.
    • 8 to 12.

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