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Mary King - Choral Lyricists

Mary King reports on the culmination of a unique project partnering young choral writers with lyricists under the tutelage of leading lights from both worlds.

It's the central partnership for any choral creation, but how does the combination of composer and wordsmith actually work? Mary King reports on the culmination of a unique project partnering young choral writers with lyricists under the tutelage of leading lights from both worlds, and including a recent performance of the newly created works from the University Church of St Mary, Oxford.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Alison Willis

    Rookwood Canticle (opening)

    Choir: St Margaret's Church Choir. Lyricist: Matt Haw. Conductor: Richard Goodall.
  • Jón Leifs

    Edda - final movement

    Director: Hermann Bäumer. Singer: Gunnar Guobjornsson. Singer: Bjarni Thor Kristinsson. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Scola Cantorum, Hallgrim Church, Iceland.
    • BIS : BISSASC-1350.
    • BIS.
    • 13.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ceremony of Carols

    Choir: National Youth Choir of Scotland. Performer: Claire Jones. Conductor: Christopher Bell.
    • SIGNUM : SIG CD-0228.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    Rorate coeli

    Choir: Guildford Cathedral Choir. Director: Katherine Dienes-Williams.
    • REGENT : REGCD-413.
    • REGENT.
    • 1.
  • Daniel Saleeb

    Psalm (opening)

    Choir: Choir of Somerville College Oxford. Lyricist: Chloe Stopa-Hunt. Conductor: David Crown.
  • Chris Brown

    Rosa Mundi (excerpt)

    Choir: Woodstock Music Society. Conductor: Paul Ingram.
  • Claude Debussy

    3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans

    Choir: The Swingle Singers.
    • RCA : RL-25112.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Dimitri Scarlato

    Today of All Days (excerpt)

    Choir: Oxford Pro Musica Singers. Conductor: Michael Smedley.
  • George Gershwin

    Oh, I can't sit down from Porgy and Bess

    Singer: Donnie Ray Albert. Singer: Clamma Dale. Singer: Carol Brice. Choir: Houston Grand Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. Director: John Demain.
    • RCA : RD 82109.
    • RCA.
    • 11.
  • Jonathan Dove

    The Far Theatricals of Day (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Onyx Brass. Singer: Mark Dobell. Choir: St Bride's Church Fleet Street Choir. Performer: Benjamin Bayl. Director: Robert Jones.
    • FLEET STREET : FSR-01.
    • FLEET STREET.
    • 6.
  • Hilary Nicholls

    Variatons [Breath] (excerpt)

    Choir: Schola Cantorum of Oxford. Conductor: Ed Whitehead.
  • Jack White

    Islands

    Choir: South Iceland Chamber Choir. Singer: Bjorg Porhallsdottir. Conductor: Hilmar OrnAgnarsson.
    • Recording courtesy of South Iceland Chamber Choir (Àrni Möller).
  • Paul Burke

    The Chandelier of an Angel

    Choir: Oxfordshire County Youth Chamber Choir. Conductor: Debbie Rose. Lyricist: Ryan Whatley.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur - The Frost Scene (excerpt)

    Singer: Susannah Waters. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • ERATO : 4509985352.

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