Tom Service celebrates the music of Jonathan Harvey at Total Immersion 2011. Including Tranquil Abiding; Songs of Li Po; Come Holy Ghost; Body Mandala; Messages.
The second of two programmes celebrating one of Britain's greatest living composers, Jonathan Harvey. In music ranging from unaccompanied voices to full orchestra, Harvey explores his deep interest in different spiritual traditions, devising ever-new soundworlds that are yet rooted in ancient fundamentals. Recorded last week at the BBC's 'Total Immersion' weekend at the Barbican and presented by Tom Service in conversation with Richard Baker.
Songs of Li Po
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano)
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Baker
Come Holy Ghost
BBC Singers conducted by David Hill
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins
Sound Intermedia (sound projection).
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