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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bach and Bruckner

The BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra perform at the Barbican, London. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude. Bruckner: Locus iste; Os justi; Christus factus est; Ave Maria; Symphony No 8.

Live from the Barbican

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Anton Bruckner's monumental 8th Symphony - Leif Segerstam conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
And motets by Bach & Bruckner - James O'Donnell conducts the BBC Singers.

J S Bach: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
Bruckner: Motets - Locus iste, Os justi, Christus factus est, Ave Maria

c. 8.15pm: Interval. Recorded earlier this evening at St. Giles, Cripplegate in the Barbican Centre, the BBC Singers, conducted by James O'Donnell, perform music written in Leipzig by J S Bach and his predecessors as cantor at St. Thomas Church.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

BBC Singers
James O'Donnell (conductor)

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam (conductor)

James O'Donnell, Organist of Westminster Abbey will open this special concert with the BBC Singers performing motets by two master musical architects, Bach and Bruckner. Bach's five-part motet 'Jesu, meine Freude' is one of his most perfectly symmetrical structures, while in Bruckner's fine motets we hear echoes of Palestrina sung during his chorister days in St Florian. In the second half, Finnish maestro Leif Segerstam conducts Bruckner's cathedral-like masterpiece.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Jesu, meine Freude - motet BWV.227

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Locus iste

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Os justi

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Christus factus est

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Ave Maria

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
  • Interval

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Jesus Christus, unser Heiland - chorale-prelude BWV.666

      Performer: Stephen Farr.

      Recorded at St Giles Cripplegate earlier this evening - BBC Singers at 6 (Bach & Leipzig)

    • Johann Kuhnau

      Tristis est anima mea

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.

      Recorded at St Giles Cripplegate earlier this evening - BBC Singers at 6 (Bach & Leipzig)

    • Sethus Calvisius

      Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.

      Recorded at St Giles Cripplegate earlier this evening - BBC Singers at 6 (Bach & Leipzig)

  • Part 2

    • Anton Bruckner

      Symphony no. 8 in C minor

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.

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Performer BBC Singers
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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