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BBC Singers - Music from Spain and Latin America

Live from London, the BBC Singers and guitarist Sean Shibe perform music for voices and guitar from Spain and Latin America, by Villa-Lobos, Falla, Brouwer and Almeida Prado.

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

The BBC Singers with Radio 3 New Generation Artist and guitarist Sean Shibe perform music for voices and guitar from Spain and Latin America.

Almeida Prado: Celebratio amoris et gaudii
Leo Brouwer: Canciones amatorias
Eric Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl
Villa-Lobos: Etudes for guitar
Villa-Lobos arr Chilcott: Bachianas Brasileiras no 5

8.15 Interval: music for string quartet by a Spanish composer of an earlier generation: Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga - known in his day as the 'Spanish Mozart'

8.35
Daniel Saleeb: As de cantar (world premiere)
Falla: Balada de Mallorca
Antonio José: Sonata for guitar
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romancero gitano

Sean Shibe guitar
BBC Singers
Paul Brough conductor

Banishing those post-Christmas winter blues with a little Latino sunshine, the BBC Singers join forces with Radio 3 New Generation Artist Sean Shibe for a programme of music for voices and guitar from warmer climes. Romantic love is the starting-point for the first half of the concert: poetry from the Biblical Song of Solomon set by the Brazilian Almeida Prado, alongside Cuban love songs by Leo Brouwer, and words by Mexican Octavio Paz, set to music by Eric Whitacre. After the interval, Manuel de Falla's musical reminiscence of the island of Mallorca, a new work by young British composer Daniel Saleeb, and a sequence of gypsy songs by Castelnuovo-Tedesco to poems by the great Spanish poet Garcia Lorca.

Completing the programme, Sean Shibe plays a sonata by Antonio José - a remarkably talented composer who was killed aged just 33 in the Spanish Civil War, and some of the fiendishly virtuosic Etudes for guitar by the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Followed at approx 9.40pm by Adopt a Composer: Mak Murtic's Encounters is presented by the Clapham Community Choir.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Almeida Prado

      Celebratio amoris et gaudii

      Performer: Sean Shibe. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Leo Brouwer

      Canciones amatorias

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Eric Whitacre

      A Boy and a Girl

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

      Etudes 1,8, 11 for Guitar

      Performer: Sean Shibe.
    • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

      Bachianas Brasileiras no 5

      Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott. Performer: Sean Shibe. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
  • Interval

    • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

      String Quartet no. 2 in A major - II. Andante con varaizione

      Ensemble: Guarneri Quartet.
      • Arriaga - String Quartets 1, 2 & 3.
      • Philips.
      • 4460922.
    • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

      String Quartet no. 2 in A major - IV. Andante ma non troppo - allegro

      Ensemble: Guarneri Quartet.
      • Arriaga - String Quartets 1, 2 & 3.
      • Philips.
      • 4460922.
  • Part 2

    • Daniel Saleeb

      As de cantar

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Manuel de Falla

      Balada de Mallorca

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Antonio José

      Sonata for guitar - movements III & IV

      Performer: Sean Shibe.
    • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

      Romancero gitano

      Performer: Sean Shibe. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
  • Adopt a Composer feature

    • Mak Murtic

      Encounters

      Choir: Clapham Community Choir.
      • ADOPT A COMPOSER PERFORMANCE FROM NOVEMBER 2014.
  • Post concert

    • Maurice Ravel

      Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
      • Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, etc..
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
      • 4398592.

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Performer BBC Singers

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