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WWI Soldiers' Songs, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents music by Monteverdi and Barber. Plus composer Kerry Andrew, Meet My Choir and the Choral Classic: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the latest in the world of choral music, including music by Monteverdi, Samuel Barber and The Beach Boys. Sara is joined by Rachel Cowgill of Cardiff University to talk about Tommy's Tunes, a compendium of songs sung by soldiers in World War One, originally published in 1917. And today's Choral Interviewee is singer and composer Kerry Andrew.

In our regular Meet My Choir feature at 4.30pm we spotlight the British Humanist Choir, and at 5pm Sara's Choral Classic is Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

To get in touch with the programme, email thechoir@bbc.co.uk or send a tweet to @bbcradio3.

First broadcast 29/06/2014.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Deus in adjutorium/Domine in adiuvandum from Vespro della Beata Vergine

    Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Robert Howarth.
    • SIGNUM : SIGCD-237.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 4.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers of 1610 (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Robert Howarth.
    • Signum SIGCD-237.
    • Signum.
  • Trad.

    Annie Laurie

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • EMI : CDC 0777 7 54904 28.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Lady John Douglas Scott

    Annie Laurie

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • EMI CDC 754904 28.
    • EMI.
  • Trad.

    When This Ruddy War is Over

    Choir: Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir.
  • Trad.

    When This Ruddy War is Over

    Choir: Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir.
  • Trad.

    We Haven't Seen the Kaiser for a Hell of a Time

    Choir: Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir.
  • Trad., Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir & Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir

    We Haven't Seen the Kaiser for a Hell of a Time

  • Trad.

    I Want to Go Home

    Choir: Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir.
  • Trad.

    I want to go home

    Choir: Men of the BBC Wales Staff Choir.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Vide homo Motet

    Choir: Collegium Regale. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
    • SIGNUM : SIG CD-076.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 13.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Vide homo (Lagrime di S Pietro)

    Choir: Collegium Regale. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Signum SIG CD-076.
    • Signum.
  • Samuel Barber

    Sure on this shining night

    Choir: Conspirare. Director: Craig Hella Johnson. Choir: Company of Voices.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 807522.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Samuel Barber

    Sure on this Shining Night

    Choir: Conspirare. Director: Craig Hella Johnson.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Trad.

    Epilog

    Performer: Huun‐Huur‐Tu. Performer: The Bulgarian Voices Angelite. Music Arranger: Миша Альперин. Ensemble: Moscow Art Trio.
    • JARO : 4212-2.
    • JARO.
    • 9.
  • Trad.

    Epilog

    Performer: Huun‐Huur‐Tu. Performer: The Bulgarian Voices Angelite. Music Arranger: Миша Альперин. Ensemble: Moscow Art Trio.
    • JARO : 4212-2.
    • JARO.
    • 9.
  • Trad.

    Iyo-o-o

    Performer: Moisi, Magdalena and Teresa.
    • SWP Records : SWP009.
    • SWP Records.
    • 17.
  • Trad.

    Iyo-o-o

    Performer: Moisi, Magdalena and Teresa.
    • SWP Records : SWP009.
    • SWP Records.
    • 17.
  • Vince Clark/Andy Bell

    A Little Respect

    Choir: Juice Vocal Ensemble. Music Arranger: Sarah Dacey.
    • NONCLASSICAL : NONCLSS016CD.
    • 8.
  • Vince Clark/Andy Bell

    A Little Respect

    Choir: Juice Vocal Ensemble. Music Arranger: Sarah Dacey.
    • NONCLASSICAL : NONCLSS016CD.
    • 8.
  • The Beach Boys

    Our Prayer

    • Brian Wilson Presents Smile.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • The Beach Boys

    Our Prayer

    • Brian Wilson Presents Smile.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Country Life

    Music Arranger: The Watersons.
    • For Pence and Spicy Ale.
    • Topic.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Country Life

    Music Arranger: The Watersons.
    • For Pence and Spicy Ale.
    • Topic.
    • 1.
  • Zap Mama

    Mupepe

    • Adventures In Afropea 1.
    • Luaka Bop.
    • 1.
  • Zap Mama

    Mupepe

    • Adventures In Afropea 1.
    • Luaka Bop.
    • 1.
  • Cornelius Cardew

    The Great learning

    Orchestra: Scratch Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 2561-107.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Cornelius Cardew

    The Great learning

    Orchestra: Scratch Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 2561-107.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Kyrie Elesion from Petite messe solennelle

    Director: Jos van Immerseel. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    • ACCENT : ACC-30039.
    • ACCENT.
    • 1.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Kyrie Elesion from Petite messe solennelle

    Director: Jos van Immerseel. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    • ACCENT : ACC-30039.
    • ACCENT.
    • 1.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sanctus from Petite messe solennelle

    Director: Jos van Immerseel. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    • ACCENT : ACC-30039.
    • ACCENT.
    • 7.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Agnus Dei from Petite messe solennelle

    Director: Jos van Immerseel. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor.
    • ACCENT : ACC-30039.
    • ACCENT.
    • 9.
  • Irving Fine

    O know to end as to begin from The Hour Glass

    Choir: Texas University Chamber Singers. Director: James Morrow.
    • Naxos : 8 559358.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Irving Fine

    O know to end as to begin from The Hour Glass

    Choir: Texas University Chamber Singers. Director: James Morrow.
    • Naxos : 8 559358.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

    • VIVAT : 101.
    • VIVAT.
    • 12.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

    • VIVAT : 101.
    • VIVAT.
    • 12.

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