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BBC Singers - American Choral Music

From St Paul's, Knightsbridge, the BBC Singers under David Hill perform American choral music including works by Copland, Ives, Fine, Barber and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

On the eve of American Independence Day, the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, perform American choral music, ranging from arrangements of spirituals by Moses Hogan, to works by key 20th-century American classical composers such as Copland, Ives and Bernstein.

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
Introduced by Verity Sharp

Trad arr Bob Chilcott: The Gift to be Simple
Charles Ives: Crossing the Bar
Aaron Copland: The Lark
Irving Fine: The Hour Glass
Trad spirituals Arr Moses Hogan: Wade in the Water; Elijah Rock

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from 'West Side story', orch. Ramin & Kostal

Samuel Barber: A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map; Agnus Dei
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

David Alsopp (countertenor)
BBC Singers
Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Karen Hutt (percussion)
Richard Pearce (organ)
David Hill (conductor)

Followed by highlights from the Park Lane Group's memorial concert for John McCabe, given earlier this month.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles Ives

    Crossing the Bar

  • Aaron Copland

    The Lark

    Singer: Edward Price.
  • Emma Lou Diemer


  • Irving Fine

    The Hour Glass

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, orch Ramin and Kostal

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Bernstein: West Side Story: New York Philharmonic, Berstein.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Samuel Barber

    A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map; Agnus Dei

  • Samuel Barber

    Agnus Dei

    Conductor: Matthew Best. Ensemble: Corydon Singers.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms

  • Cole Porter

    Ev'ry time we say goodbye

  • John McCabe

    Evening harmonies

    Performer: Joseph Houston.
  • John McCabe


    Performer: Joseph Houston.
  • John McCabe

    Lamentation rag

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • John McCabe


    Performer: simon desbruslais. Performer: Clare Hammond.


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