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Coleridge-Taylor, Lassus, Bennett

The BBC Singers perform choral sea songs and maritime music. Arr Moeran: The Sailor and Young Nancy. Coleridge-Taylor: Sea Drift. Lassus: De profundis clamavi. Bennett: Sea Change.

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Singers, conducted by Paul Brough, with a programme of choral sea songs and maritime music.

arr Moeran: The Sailor and Young Nancy
Coleridge-Taylor: Sea Drift

Orlandus Lassus: De profundis clamavi

Richard Rodney Bennett: Sea Change

Maritime subjects - real and imaginary, triumphant and tragic - have always been a source of fascination for poets and composers, and in this concert the BBC Singers conjure up a series of musical seascapes from Moeran, Coleridge-Taylor, Bantock and two Renaissance masters. Richard Rodney Bennett, who died just a few weeks ago, composed his typically imaginative and creative settings of Elizabethan words in 1984. Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae by Finnish composer Mantyjarvi was composed after the sinking of the MS Estonia and the loss of over 800 lives at sea in 1994, while Steve Martland's new Sea Songs (here receiving its English premiere) references a range of sea songs and texts.

55 minutes

Music Played

  • E.J. Moeran

    The Sailor and Young Nancy

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Sea Drift

  • Orlande de Lassus

    De profundis clamavi

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Sea Change

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