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Choral Works by Berlioz and Gabrieli

Aled Jones examines Berlioz's use of space and sonority in his Requiem Mass. Plus a celebration of Giovanni Gabrieli's choral music to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

Aled Jones examines how Berlioz's fascination with the use of space and sonority, fired his imagination in his large scale Requiem Mass, a celebration of another great choral innovator, Giovanni Gabrieli, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. There's also news of the Gabrieli Consort, who celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2012, under the baton of their musical director Paul McCreesh.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation - Chorus: Awake the harp, the lyre awake

    Performer: Mark Padmore (Tenor), Chetham's Chamber Choir, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 477-7361.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Buccinate in neomenia tuba for 19 voices [Blow the trumpet when the moon is new]

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 449-1802.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro della Beata Vergine - Psalm 121: Laetatus sum

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 477-6147.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244 - Opening chorus: Kommt, ihr Tochter, halft mir klagen [Come, you

    Performer: Deborah York (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Julia Gooding (Soprano), Magdalena Kozena (Mezzo-soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Baritone), Stephan Loges (Baritone), Susan Bickley (Mezzo-soprano), performer: Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • .-4742002.
  • Arnold Bax

    Mater ora filium

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • Deutsche Gramophon.
    • 477-7635.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Ceremony of carols Op.28

    Conductor: David HILL Performer: Sioned Williams (Harp), Westminster Cathedral Choir

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-66220.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande messe des morts Op.5 - Dies irae

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh Performer: Robert Murray (Tenor), Chetham's School of Music Symphonic Brass Ensemble, Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra

    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • SIGCD 280.
  • Herbert Howells

    Take him, earth, for cherishing

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 477 660-5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah Op.70 - Chorus: He, watching over Israel, slumbers not He, watching over Israel, s

    Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), New Philharmonia Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir

    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 568-6012.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Magnificat for 33 voices (recreated by Hugh Keyte for McCreesh from a 17-voice original, '

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (Director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 449-1802.

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