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Danish Choral Music, School Choir of the Year

Aled Jones introduces choral music from Denmark including the celebrated Danish National Girls' Choir, and BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012.

Aled Jones explores the thriving choral music scene in Denmark, a country with a strong choral tradition where the emphasis placed on educating children and young people is exemplified by the work of the internationally renowned Danish National Girls' Choir; plus there's choral music by contemporary Spanish composer Antón García Abril and a look at BBC Songs of Praise's competition for school choirs, "School Choir of the Year", which celebrates its tenth birthday in 2012.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Linnemann Laub

    Stille hjerte, sol gar ned [Be still, be still my heart, the sun is setting]

    Conductor: Stefan Parkman Performer: Danish National Radio Choir

    • Chandos.
    • CHAN 9464.
  • Michael Bojesen

    Forarsnat [Spring Night]

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • SM.
    • 515125 2.
  • Ann-Sofi Söderqvist

    What is Life?

    Conductor: Lone Larsen Performer: Voces Nordicae

    • Footprint.
    • FRCD 045.
  • Michael Bojesen

    Gloria

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • Sony.
  • Vagn Norgaard

    Hojens hyld [The Tree on the Hill]

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • Sony.
    • SM515125 2.
  • Vagn Norgaard

    Birkene [Birch]

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • Sony.
    • SM515125 2.
  • Bernhard Christensen

    Vinter, ah vinter [Winter, Oh Winter]

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • Sony.
    • SM515126 2.
  • Hanne Orvad

    Threna

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Henrik Dam Thomsen (cello), Tom Nybye (percussion), Danish National Girls Choir

    • Da Capo.
  • Francis Poulenc

    7 Chansons for chorus a 4

    Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: Danish National Vocal Ensemble

    • OUR.
    • 8226906.
  • Sydney Carter

    Lord of the dance, arranged by Don Hart

    conductor: Andrew O'Brien performer: Heath Mount School Choir, Matthew Woodward (piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, junior semi finals.
  • South African hymn

    Siyahamba

    conductor: Hilary Meyer performer: Coloma Convent Girls School Choir, Gillian Hope (piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, junior semi finals.
  • Sydney Carter

    Lord of the dance, arranged by Ursula Cullen

    performer: St. Patrick's Primary School Choir, Trevor Burnside (piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, junior semi finals.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    All Creatures of Our God and King

    conductor: Olivia Sparkhall performer: Godolphin School Choir, Tom Young(piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, senior semi finals.
  • Irish Traditional

    Be Thou My Vision, arranged by S. Grahl

    conductor: Tansy Castledine performer: St. George's College Choir, Andrew Barton (piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, senior semi finals.
  • Casi Jones & Peter M. Thomas

    Fel Yr Hydd (As The Deer), arranged by Christopher Davies

    performer: Cor Ysgol y Strade, Catrin Hughes (piano)

    • BBC recording from Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2012, senior semi finals.
  • Antón García Abril

    Canta de Soledades

    Conductor: Carlos Fernandez Aransay Performer: Coro Cervantes

    • SA.
    • 1087.
  • Michael Bojesen

    Evigheden [Eternity]

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Klaus Hovman (bass), Max ARTVED (oboe), Michael Bojesen (piano), Stanimir Todorov (cello), Danish National Girls Choir

  • Ib Norholm

    Silence from long, ago

    Conductor: Michael Bojesen Performer: Danish National Girls Choir

    • Da Capo.
    • 8.224700.

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