Aled Jones explores all things choral. Aled learns how plainchant, an ancient form of singing, has inspired composers including Robert Whyte, Holst and Roxanna Panufnik.
Aled Jones takes a look at plainchant, from the middle ages to the present day. The influence of plainchant can be heard in works by sixteenth century composers like Robert Whyte. Subsequently, it became less often heard, until the nineteenth century, when this ancient form of singing was revived by the monks of Solesmes Abbey in France. Since then different forms of chant have inspired a diverse range of composers including Holst, John Tavener and Roxanna Panufnik to draw on its melodic lines.
Inchcolm antiphoner - Salve splendor (extract)
Performers: Canty, Rebecca Tavener (director)
- LINN RECORDS.
Performers: Canty, Rebecca Tavener (director), William Taylor (harp)
- Linn Records.
Christe qui lux es et dies
Conductor: Timothy Brown Performer: Clare College Cambridge Choir
- CSACD 902.
The service for the first Sunday in Ordinary time (excerpt)
Performers: The Monastic Choir of St. Peters Abbey, Solesmes, Father Yves-Marie Lelievre (director)
Sacred Music from Medieval St. Andrews - Sanctus
Performers: Yorvox, John Potter (tenor)
All Shall Be Well
Conductor: David Ogden Performers: Exultate Singers, Richard May (cello)
The Hymn of Jesus Op.37
Conductor: Richard Hickox Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Funeral ikos (The Greek funeral sentences)
Performers: Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse (director)
- Classics for Pleasure.
- HMV 72521 2.
Performers: Hilliard Ensemble, Jan Garbarek (saxophone)
- ECM RECORDS.
- Sun 3 Jun 2012 17:00