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Choral Music in Japan

Aled Jones explores the rise of baroque choral music in Japan. Plus a celebration of Claude Debussy's choral music, to mark his 150th birthday year.

Aled Jones investigates the remarkable rise of baroque choral music in Japan - with exclusive interviews and performances from the Bach Collegium Japan under the baton of their founder and musical director Masaaki Suzuki - as well exploring the thriving amateur choral scene.

Plus a celebration of Claude Debussy's choral music, to mark his 150th birthday year.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Salut printemps for chorus and piano, arr. Gaillard from 'Le printemps' for chorus and orc

    Performer: Guylaine Girard (Soprano), Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano), Marie-Josephe Jude (Piano), Belgian Radio Choir, Herve Niquet (Director)

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD- 922206.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 3 BWV.3 (Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid)

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1461.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 149 BWV.149 (Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg)

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1941.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 65 BWV.65 (Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen)

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • BIS CD-1311.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610] - Psalm 112: Laudate Pueri Dominum

    Performer: Anthonella and La Voce Orfica, Yoshimichi Hamada (conductor)

    • AMOE.
    • 10007-8.
  • Traditional Welsh Hymn

    Llef arranged by MANSEL THOMAS

    Performer: Pontnewydd Male Choir, Walford Hutchings (conductor)

    • private recording.
  • Claude Debussy

    3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans

    Performer: Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

    • PROUDSOUND.
    • PROUCD-130.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244 - chorale: Wenn Ich Einmal Soll Scheiden

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • CD1344.
  • Maruko Matsushita

    Uta-Mai

    Performer: Sayaka Ladies' Vocal Consort, Ko Matsushita (Director)

    • GIOVANNI.
    • GVCS-10813.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, Jesu, komm! - motet BWV.229

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1841.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir - motet BWV.228

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1841.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet BWV.230

    Performer: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (Director)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1841.
  • Claude Debussy

    Invocation, arr. for male chorus and piano duet

    Performer: Bernard Richter (Tenor), Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano), Marie-Josephe Jude (Piano), Belgian Radio Choir, Herve Niquet (Director)

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD- 922206.

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