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City of London Sinfonia: The Faure Requiem Tour

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Ely Cathedral and City of London Sinfonia in Faure's Requiem and Poulenc's Organ Concerto, plus Tallis, Vaughan Williams and Gabriel Jackson.

Live from Ely Cathedral, Fauré's Requiem is conducted by Stephen Layton with the Ely Cathedral Choirs and the City of London Sinfonia. The concert is part of The Fauré Requiem Tour which sees the CLS perform with some of Britain's leading cathedral choirs. There's the broadcast premiere, too, of a new work by Gabriel Jackson before, in the 50th anniversary year of the composer's death, Ely's magnificent organ makes a dramatic entrance in Francis Poulenc's masterful Organ Concerto.
Presented by Martin Handley

Tallis: Salvator mundi
Tallis: Why fum'st in sight?
Choirs of Ely Cathedral, Paul Trepte (conductor)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)

Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Jonathan Lilley (organ), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)

approx 8.20pm
During the interval, Martin Handley talks to some of the Ely choristers about their busy lives and Stephen Layton, himself a chorister at a rival institution, talks about his on-going Fauré and Poulenc projects. That's followed by a movement from Fauré's spiritual and sublime String Quartet written in his last months and only heard after the composer's death in 1924. It is played in a CD recording by the Ébène Quartet.

approx 8.40pm

Gabriel Jackson: Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God (Broadcast premiere)
Choirs of Ely Cathedral, Paul Trepte (conductor)

Fauré: Requiem.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • City of London Sinfonia

    • Thomas Tallis

      Salvator mundi (1) [=Arise, O Lord/With all our hearts] for 5 voices [incipit in notes]

      Conductor: Paul Trepte Performer: Ely Cathedral Choir

    • Thomas Tallis

      9 Psalm tunes for 4 voices [Parker's 'The Whole Psalter translated into English Metre']

      Conductor: Paul Trepte Performer: Ely Cathedral Choir

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra

      Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: City of London Sinfonia.

    • Francis Poulenc

      Concerto in G minor for organ, string orchestra and timpani

      Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: Jonathan Lilley Performer: City of London Sinfonia.

  • Interval

  • William Cornysh

    Woffully araid for 4 voices

    Conductor: Paul Trepte Performer: Ely Cathedral Choir

    • Priory.
    • PRCD724.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Quartet in E minor Op.121 for strings

    Performer: Ebene Quartet

    • Virgin.
    • 5190452.
  • City of London Sinfonia

    • Gabriel Jackson

      Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God for chorus and orchestra

      Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: City of London Sinfonia. Performer: Ely Cathedral Choir

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Requiem Op.48 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra

      Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: Aron Jordan Performer: Michael Craddock Performer: City of London Sinfonia. Performer: Ely Cathedral Choir

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