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Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents the latest in the world of choral music. Including Meet My Choir and Sarah's Choral Classic: Poulenc's choral cantata Figure Humaine.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the latest in the world of choral music, including a roundup of some of the newest releases. At half past four, another of the UK's amateur choral groups introduce themselves. At 5 o'clock, Sara explores Francis Poulenc's great choral cantata, Figure Humaine. Setting texts by the poet Paul Eluard, Poulenc reflects on oppression and liberty.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    They are at Rest

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • SIGNUM : SIGCD-281.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 8.
  • Trad.

    Leliyafu (Clouds Move Away)

    Performer: Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
    • Live: Singing for peace all around the world.
    • LBM.
    • 3.
  • Pierre Villette

    Hymne a la Vierge

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, London. Conductor: David Trendell.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD34136.
    • Delphian.
    • 9.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hail, bright Cecilia Z.328

    • Erato: 4509-96554-2.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Jools Scott

    Lament in December from The Cool Web

    Performer: The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey. Choir: Philharmonia Voices. Director: Robin O'Neill.
  • Jools Scott

    TC_A Dead Boche

    Performer: Philharmonia Voices.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Magnificat from Vesparae de Dominica K321

    Choir: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral. Orchestra: St Paul’s Mozart Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion : CDA67921.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    As Dew in Aprille from Ceremony of Carols

    Choir: Taverner Choir. Conductor: Andrew Parrott. Ensemble: Taverner Consort.
    • AVIE : 2291.
    • AVIE.
    • 24.
  • Mike Shinoda

    Wake Me Up

    Conductor: Gareth Malone. Performer: BBC Children In Need Choir. Choir: Gareth Malone's All Star Choir. Composer: Avicii.
  • Martin L. Gore

    Nyt stillheten (cover of Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence)

    Choir: Pust.
    • Grappa Musikkforlag : GRCD4417.
    • Grappa Musikkforlag.
    • 1.
  • Trad (Maori)

    Pokarekare Ana

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Signum : SIGCD393.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 4.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Figure Humaine

    Conductor: Nigel Short. Choir: Tenebrae.
    • Signum : SIGCD197.
    • Signum.
    • 9.
  • Trad.

    Angelica the Doorkeeper

    Choir: Voice Trio.


    • 12.
  • John Tavener

    Kohima (When You Go Home)

    Choir: The Proteus Ensemble. Director: Stephen Shellard.
    • REGENT.
    • REGCD435.


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