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Alison Balsom, John Butt, Bob Chilcott

Sean Rafferty's guests include trumpeter Alison Balsom, Dunedin Consort director John Butt and choral conductor/composer Bob Chilcott.

Sean's Good Friday guests include the Scottish early music ensemble Dunedin Consort's director John Butt, as he prepares for a performance of Bach's St John Passion at Wigmore Hall. Top trumpeter Alison Balsom visits the studio to discuss her upcoming tour with London Philharmonic Orchestra, plus choral conductor and composer Bob Chilcott on his concert with the BBC Singers.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - The little girl Juliet

    Performer: Boris Berman.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion; 'Eilt, ihr angefochtnen Seelen'

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Singer: Matthew Brook. Director: John Butt.
    • LINN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion; 'Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein'

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Director: John Butt.
    • LINN.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    (Chopin) 6 Polish songs (S.480) transc. for piano, no.5; Meine Freuden

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
  • Victor Young

    When I fall in love

    Singer: Doris Day. Lyricist: Edward Heyman. Orchestra: Percy Faith. Choir: The Norman Luboff Choir.
    • Columbia.
  • Seoirse Bodley

    Symphony no. 2 (I have loved the lands of Ireland); The Blackbird

    Conductor: Robert Houlihan. Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
    • RTE.
  • Henry Purcell

    From Silent Shades (Bess of Bedlam)

    Performer: Sholto Kynoch. Singer: Mary Bevan.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Lauda Jerusalem (Vespro della Beata Vergine)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610.
    • CORO.
    • 10.
  • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

    Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Conductor: Andrew Penny. Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Three Shakespeare Songs

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Judgement Hall (I) from St John Passion

    Choir: Wells Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Matthew Owens.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Bob Chilcott

    Remember (from Angry Planet)

    Conductor: David Hill. Choir: London Youth Choir. Choir: Bach Choir.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Alexander Arutiunian

    Trumpet Concerto - final section

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Renes.
    • EMI.
  • Astor Piazzolla


    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: The Guy Barker Orchestra. Conductor: Guy Barker.
    • Warner Classics.
  • James MacMillan

    Seraph for trumpet and strings; 1st mvmt

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    In stiller Nacht

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov. Singer: Monica Groop.
    • ONDINE.


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