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Contemporary Choral Music

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores contemporary choral music with guests including composer Sasha Johnson Manning. Birtwistle's The Moth Requiem is Sara's choral classic.

As part of Radio 3's New Year New Music, Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores contemporary choral music including music by Berio, Kerry Andrew, Will Todd, Morten Lauridsen. She is joined by guests composer Sasha Johnson Manning, known for her choral compositions, including Manchester Carols and Requiem and singer John Potter, who's sung anything and everything from early music to the most contemporary avant-garde choral music, with many different groups including the Hilliard Ensemble and Swingle II. The International Chorale of Brussels introduce themselves in our regular spot,"Meet My Choir" and Harrison Birtwistle's "The Moth Requiem", an elegiac piece written for female voices, harps and alto flute, inspired by a poem about a moth trapped inside a piano, is Sara's choral classic.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jan 2016 16:00

Music Played

  • Meredith Monk

    Particular Dance

    Ensemble: Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.
    • Impermanence.
    • ECM.
    • 6.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    New Boy Born

    Choir: Manchester Carollers. Orchestra: Northern Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Tanner.
    • The Manchester Carols.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.
  • Luciano Berio

    Cries of London

    Ensemble: The Swingle Singers. Conductor: Luciano Berio.
    • DECCA : 425-620-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • Phillip Neil Martin

    Human Drum

    Choir: Juice.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: Los Angeles Master Chorale. Director: Paul Salamunovich.
    • RC : RCM-19705.
    • RC.
    • 17.
  • Will Todd

    Mass in Blue

    Choir: Vasari Singers. Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse. Orchestra: Will Todd Ensemble.
    • SIGNUM : SIG CD-083.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 5.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    Requiem (excerpt)

    Choir: St Louis Chamber Chorus. Conductor: Barnes, Philip.
    • Regent.
  • Kerry Andrew

    Salve Regina

    Choir: Merton College Oxford Choir. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Hunting Game

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: T├Ánu Kaljuste.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : VC-545185.
    • 30.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    The Moth Requiem

    Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
    • Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 8.
  • Judith Weir

    Love Bade Me Welcome

    Choir: Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Geoffrey Webber.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD34095.
    • 17.
  • F Zapata Bello

    Mi Tumbao

    Choir: Entre Voces.
    • Polyfollia 2008.
    • Polyfollia.
    • 1.


  • Sun 3 Jan 2016 16:00

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