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Tenebrae, The Clerks, Edward Wickham, Mihai Ritivoiu

Sean Rafferty presents music from Tenebrae, The Clerks and Mihai Ritivoiu. Plus Alison Balsom's Christmas Cracker and an entry for Radio 3's Breakfast Christmas Carol Competition.

Sean Rafferty introduces two of the UK's finest choirs: Tenebrae, and The Clerks performing live. After In Tune, the Clerks are off to perform Phantom Voices: a History of Music in Seven Hauntings, at the Spitalfields Festival. Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu plays live plus BBC Ten Pieces Ambassador Alison Balsom's Christmas Cracker, the first in a mini series in which we ask celebrity musicians to talk about their favourite Christmas piece. And hear a shortlisted entry for BBC Radio 3 Breakfast's Christmas Carol Competition.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • 14th century

    Quem pastores laudavere

    Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir.
  • Joseph Jongen

    Fantasia in E major

    Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Philippe Graffin. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O welt ich muss dich lassen

    Choir: The Clerks.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Capriccio Op. 76 No. 1 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Mihai Ritivoiu.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 6 in A major (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Enescu

    Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 24, 2nd mvt

    Performer: Mihai Ritivoiu.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Kirov Opera / Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Virgine Sancta

    Choir: Tenebrae.
  • Heinrich Isaac

    Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen

    Choir: The Clerks.
  • Heinrich Isaac

    Kyrie from Missa Carminum

    Choir: The Clerks.
  • Max Steiner

    Gone with the wind - music for the film, Dance montage: 1st dance ...

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • Max Steiner's Classic Film Score "Gone With The Wind".
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zapateado, Op. 23 No. 2

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Performer: Ida Haendel.
    • Testament.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 'Italian'

    Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Bruch/Mendelssohn: Various works.
    • Seraphim.
    • 4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wassail Song

    Choir: Tenebrae.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit

    Performer: Mihai Ritivoiu.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit

    Performer: Mihai Ritivoiu.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cello Sonata in C major, Op 119 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
    • ONYX.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Ballade des gros dindons

    Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Ay que me abraso; El Arrancazacate

    Composer: Traditional. Conductor: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 20.


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