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The American Sardinians

Aled Jones talks to Tenores de Aterue, a group of American musicians with a passion for Sardinian music. Plus highlights of a concert of sprituals given by Chicago a Cappella.

In January 2011 four Americans, under the name 'Tenores de Aterue', shared their home-grown passion for Sardinian singing with a video performance on YouTube. To their amazement it went viral - in Sardinia! To this day, the singers have never been to Sardinia, and understand very little of the language they are singing. Aled Jones is joined from the US by this quartet of musical explorers and hears their story in music and words.

Also this week, some more authentic American sounds with highlights of a concert of sprituals given by the group Chicago A Cappella in Naperville, Illinois.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Traditional Sardinian

    Ballu Seriu (extract)

    Performer: Tenores di Bitti

    • Live Studio.
    • 001.
  • Spiritual

    Way over in Beulah Lan' Joesph Jennings

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Traditional Sardinian

    Ballu Seriu

    Performer: Tenores de Alterue

    • BBC studio performance.
  • Traditional Sardinian

    Gosos di Santu Gavinu

    Performer: Tenores di Oniferi

    • Music Of The World.
    • 152.
  • Traditional Sardinian

    Ballu Dillu

    Performer: Tenores de Alterue

    • BBC studio performance.
  • Traditional Sardinian

    Rundine Passizzera

    Performer: Tenores de Orgosolo

    • GF produzioni AF.
    • 176.
  • Traditional Sardinian

    Ottava del Tre

    Performer: Tenores de Alterue

    • BBC studio performance.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Verleih uns Frieden

    Conductor: Laurence Equilbey Performer: Accentus Chamber Choir

    • NAIVE.
    • V 5265.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Magnificat secundi toni super Praeter rerum seriem

    Conductor: Harry Christophers Performer: The Sixteen

    • CORO.
    • 16097.
  • Spiritual

    Go down 'n the Valley and Pray, arranged by Andre J. Thomas

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Spiritual

    Save Me, Lord, arranged by Robert Morris

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Spiritual

    Blin' Man, arranged by Paul Carey

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Jonathan Miller

    Daniel, Moses, Joshua

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Spiritual

    Deep river arranged by Henry T Burleigh

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Spiritual

    Wade in the water, arranged by Moses Hogan

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.
  • Spiritual

    Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, arranged by Joseph Jennings

    Performer: Patrick Sinozich (director) Performer: Chicago a cappella

    • EBU recording.

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