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A Russian Orthodox Christmas, Haydn Nelson Mass

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of the Russian Orthodox Christmas and introduces a Choral Classic: Haydn's Nelson Mass.

Thought Christmas was over? Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of the Russian Orthodox Christmas, and introduces today's Choral Classic: Haydn's Nelson Mass.

Plus, there's the first of a new series of interviews with leading lights of the classical music world - exploring the choral music that inspires them. Today, the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly tells Sara about her choral favourites.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Golovanov

    Otche nash

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Bene Arte SIGCD900.
    • 17.
  • Traditional

    Isaiah's Prophecy [pt. 1 of Christmas Vigil]

    Choir: Choir of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in London. Conductor: Michael Fortounatto.
    • IKO9012.
    • IKON.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Troparion [pt. 2 of Christmas Vigil]

    Choir: Choir of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in London. Conductor: Michael Fortounatto.
    • IKON : IKO-9012.
    • IKON.
    • 2.
  • Mikhail Leontovych

    A Song Of Good Cheer

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 907410.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Bernat Vivancos

    Le Cri Des Bergers

    Choir: LATVIAN RADIO CHAMBER SINGERS. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • NEU RECORDS : MCH-CD-001.
    • NEU RECORDS.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest

    Choir: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips : 412 733-2.
    • 1.
  • Harold Edwin Darke

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks. Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Decca : 425499-2.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem Op.9

    Choir: Vasari Singers. Performer: Jeremy Filsell. Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse.
    • SIGNUM : SIG-SIGCD163.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 15.
  • John Tavener

    A Hymn To The Mother Of God

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Sixteen: Ikon of Light.
    • CORO.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Him Who Despises Us We'll Destroy! from Peter Grimes

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • EMI CLASSICS : 0777 7 54832 2 2.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Evening Watch

    Choir: Finzi Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9425.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Kyrie from Mass in D minor (Nelson Mass)

    Director: Trevor Pinnock. Choir: The English Concert Choir.
    • ARCHIV : 423 097 2-.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Credo from Mass in D minor (Nelson Mass)

    Director: Trevor Pinnock. Choir: The English Concert Choir.
    • ARCHIV : 423 097 2-.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Agnus Dei from Mass in D minor (Nelson Mass)

    Director: Trevor Pinnock. Choir: The English Concert Choir.
    • ARCHIV : 423 097 2-.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 5.

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