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All-Female Singing

Deborah Coughlin, founder of Gaggle, talks all-female singing with Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Plus vocal wizardry from Bobby McFerrin and a Renaissance choral masterpiece.

When Deborah Coughlin founded 'Gaggle' she soon found herself and her all-female group proclaimed as amongst the 'fifty most forward-thinking people in music'. This week she joins Sara Mohr-Pietsch to explain why, for her, the joy of choir singing is all about being given 'permission to make a noise'. Plus there's vocal wizardry from the ever-imaginative Bobby McFerrin and another choral classic, Josquin's ground-breaking piece of Renaissance ingenuity: the Missa L'homme armé.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bobby McFerrin

    Circlesong One

    • CIRCLESONGS.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • USA.Traditional

    We Shall Walk Through The Valley

    Music Arranger: Undine Smith Moore. Choir: Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS : 14762.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Magnificat BuxWV Anh 1

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • COLLEGIUM : COLCD-134.
    • COLLEGIUM.
    • 1.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Two Danish Partsongs – Im Herbst

    Choir: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • DA CAPO : 6.220568.
    • DA CAPO.
    • 14.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    All-Night Vigil Op.37 - Gladsome Light

    Choir: Key Ensemble. Director: Teemu Honkanen.
    • FUGA : 9353.
    • FUGA.
    • 4.
  • Simon Dempsey

    Army Of Birds (excerpt)

    Composer: Deborah Coughlin. Performer: Gaggle. Performer: Dana Jade.
    • From The Mouth Of The Cave.
    • Transgressive Records.
    • 2.
  • Traditional Icelandic

    Krummavisur

    Music Arranger: MaJiKer. Choir: Gaggle.
    • NORTH.
    • UNKNOWN.
    • 1.
  • Camille

    Au Port

    Performer: Camille. Singer: Camille.
    • Le Fil.
    • Angel.
    • 11.
  • Soweto Gospel Choir

    Jikela Emaweni

    • Voices from Heaven.
    • ABC.
    • 1.
  • Charlotte Church

    Love

    • Four.
    • 6.
  • Anon.

    L'Homme Arme

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL RECORDS : CDGIM-019.
    • GIMELL RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Missa L'Homme Arme Super Voces Musicales - Gloria & Credo

    Ensemble: A Sei Voci. Conductor: Bernard Fabre-Garrus.
    • NAIVE RECORDS : E-8809.
    • NAIVE RECORDS.
    • 9.
  • Roger Treece

    Baby

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin. Performer: Bobby McFerrin. Singer: Bobby McFerrin.
    • Vocabularies.
    • Wrasse records.
    • 1.

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