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Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the latest in the world of choral music, with another of the UK's amateur singing groups in "Meet My Choir" at 4.30pm and Sara's Choral Classic at 5pm.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • William Boyce

    Cecilia sings and strikes the lyre (Ode On St Cecilia's Day)

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Graham Lea-Cox.
    • ASV : CDGAU-200.
    • ASV.
    • 27.
  • Chorus of East Anglian Choirs & English Chamber Orchestra

    God Save The Queen, arr. Britten

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA : 4785672.
    • DECCA.
    • 26.
  • Claude‐Joseph Rouget de l’Isle

    La Marseillaise

    Choir: French Army Choir.
  • James James

    Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

    Choir: Stadium crowd.
  • Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson

    O Gud vors lands (Icelandic National Anthem)

    Choir: Kór Langholtskirkju. Conductor: Jón Stefánsson.
    • BIS:CD239.
  • John Stafford Smith

    The Star-Spangled Banner (arr. Stravinsky)

    Performer: American Music Institute Choir. Performer: Jeannette Fang. Performer: Jerry Blackstone.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Prologue (Phaeton - opera in 5 acts LWV.61)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • APARTE : AP-061.
    • APARTE.
    • 009.
  • David Lang

    Come, Daughter (The Little Match Girl Passion)

    Choir: Theatre of Voices. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • the Little Match girl Passion.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • David Lang


    Choir: St Johannes Chamber Choir. Conductor: Karin Oldgren.
    • Footprint FRCD071.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor K626, compl. Sussmayr)

    Choir: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Linn : CKD-449.
    • Linn.
    • 8.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Oedipus Rex (Opening Act I)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Singer: Stuart Skelton. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • LSO LIVE : LSO0751.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok The Priest (Coronation Anthem no. 1, HWV 258)

    Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI : 557-140-2.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem no. 2, HWV 259)

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Choir: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Alfred Désenclos

    Offertoire (Requiem for chorus and organ)

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, London. Conductor: David Trendell.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD34136.
    • Delphian.
    • 1.


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