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William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores music composed for choir and cello. Plus another Choral Classic: William Byrd's Mass for four voices, and composer Cecilia McDowall in conversation.

Exploring a rather unusual area in the choral world, this week Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into music composed for choir and solo cello. Plus, another of Sara's 'Choral Classics', this week from the English Renaissance composer William Byrd, his Mass for Four Voices. Also this week, Sara speaks to the composer Cecilia McDowall about her favourite choral music.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • William Byrd

    Sing joyfully unto God for 6 voices

    Performer: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL RECORDS : GIM-343.
    • GIMELL RECORDS.
    • 9.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    3 Quartets Op.57 for voices with solo cello: Serenade

    Performer: Dmitri Miller. Conductor: Valery Kuzmich Polyansky. Choir: Russian State Symphony Cappella.
    • CHANDOS : chan-10086.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    The Earthly Rose

    Performer: Sally Pryce. Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion : CDA-68083.
    • HYPERION.
    • 7.
  • Jocelyn Morlock

    Exaudi

    Performer: Ariel Barnes. Performer: musica intima. Choir: musica intima.
    • ATMA : ACD22613.
    • ATMA.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Mass in B flat major H.22.14 (Harmoniemesse)

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-0612.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Trad.

    Barbara Furtuna

    Performer: Code de Corsica. Music Arranger: Voce di Corsica. Choir: Code di Corsica.
    • ARC Music : EUCD1816.
    • ARC Music.
    • 1.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Christus natus est: Personent hodie

    Performer: Orchestra Nova. Conductor: George Vass. Choir: Parmiter's Senior Singers. Choir: Canterbury Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Orchestra Nova.
    • Dutton : CDLX7146.
    • Dutton.
    • 8.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin for chorus [with semi-chorus]

    Choir: Phoenix Chorale. Director: Charles Bruffy.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA-5066.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Miserere nostri for 7 voices

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-907419.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor BWV.232: Sanctus

    Director: Masaaki Suzuki. Ensemble: Japan Bach Collegium.
    • BIS : SACD170-1.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 4 voices: Kyrie

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Byrd - Sanctus / benedictus for mass for 4 voices.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 2.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 4 voices: Gloria

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Byrd - Sanctus / benedictus for mass for 4 voices.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 2.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 4 voices: Agnus Dei

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Byrd - Sanctus / benedictus for mass for 4 voices.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 15.
  • John Tavener

    Svyati

    Performer: Richard May. Conductor: David Ogden. Choir: Exultate Singers.
    • Naxos : 8572760.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Nat King Cole

    Straighten Up and Fly Right

    Choir: VOCES8. Music Arranger: Jim Clements.
    • VCM Records VCM107.
    • VCM Records.
    • 6.

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