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Ian Skelly presents the first part of the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week. With concerts from Rome and London.

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. In this first part of the broadcast music by Vivaldi complements Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in a concert in the Gardens of the Vatican, and the BBC Singers sing music appropriate to Holy Week by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

1pm - VATICAN CITY: Sala Assunta

Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Vivaldi: Sonata in E flat major, RV 130 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')

Susanne Bungaard (soprano)
Micaela Parrilla (mezzo-soprano)
Archi Accademia Nova
Pierluigi Morelli (conductor)

2pm - UK: St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Tallis: Lamentations (I and II)
Interspersed with:
Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas; Ne irascaris, Domine
BBC Singers
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

1 hour, 58 minutes

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Sun 20 Mar 2016 13:00

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Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 (At the Holy Sepulchre)

    Ensemble: Archi Accademia Nova. Conductor: Pierluigi Morelli.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater

    Ensemble: Archi Accademia Nova. Conductor: Pierluigi Morelli. Singer: Susanne Bungaard. Singer: Micaela Parrilla.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in E flat major, RV130 (At the Holy Sepulchre)

    Ensemble: Archi Accademia Nova. Conductor: Pierluigi Morelli.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Christ on the Mount of Olives (Mystery Sonata No 6)

    Performer: Lina Tur Bonet. Ensemble: Musica Alchemica.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Lamentations of Jeremiah I

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • William Byrd

    Tristitia et anxietas; Sed tu, Domine

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • William Byrd

    Ne irascaris, Domine; Civitas sancti tui

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Lamentations of Jeremiah II

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster

    Symphony No 4 (Easter Eve): "A Child's Good Friday" (second movement)

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Václav Smetáček.
  • Kassiano

    The Fallen Woman (Troparion for Holy Wednesday)

    Ensemble: VocaMe. Director: Michael Popp.

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