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The People's Passion

Aled Jones is joined by composer Sasha Johnson Manning, who explores her recent commission for the People's Passion.

Aled Jones is joined by the composer Sasha Johnson Manning, to discuss her recent commission to compose a Mass and Anthem for the People's Passion, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Holy Week 2012. The People's Passion looks at modern life in cathedrals across the land including specially commissioned choral music, along with five new dramas, and documentaries. Aled's guests also includes Nathan Taylor and David Malcolm from Naked Boys Singing, who chat about what it's like for a group of men to sing on stage fully naked.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Luigi Boccherini

    Stabat mater G.532, Op.61 - no.7; Cui nati vulnerati (Allegro vivo)

    Performer: Paul Agnew (tenor), Sarah Fox (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), The King's Consort, Robert King (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67108.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    Romanca VI

    Conductor: Philip Barnes Performer: Saint Louis Chamber Chorus

    • Guild.
    • GMCD-7272.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    O vos omnes W.8.40

    Conductor: Jeremy Summerly Performer: Oxford Camerata

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.550742-.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    The Manchester Carols - The Present Song

    Conductor: Richard Tanner Performer: Manchester Carollers, Manchester Chamber Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra

    • SASHA JOHNSON MANNING RECORDS.
    • TMC-CD1.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    Requiem

    Conductor: Philip Barnes Performer: Saint Louis Chamber Chorus

    • Regent.
    • REGCD255.
  • Stephen Bates

    Gratuitous Nudity

    Performer: Stephen Bates (keyboard), Naked Boys Singing

    • Cafe Pacific Records.
    • CPCD-1220.
  • John Kander

    Don't Tell Mama from Cabaret

    Performer: Alan Cumming (Emcee), Natasha Richardson (Sally Bowles), Patrick Vaccariello (director), The Kit Kat Band, The Kit Kat Girls

    • BMG.
    • 09026631732.
  • Stephen Bates

    Naked Boys Singing

    Performer: Stephen Bates (keyboard), Naked Boys Singing

    • Cafe Pacific Records.
    • CPCD-1220.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Evening Prayer

    Performer: Ola Gjeilo (piano), Ted Belledin (tenor saxophone), Phoenix Chorale, Charles Bruffy (director)

    • Chandos.
    • CHSA--5100.

Broadcast

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