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)
Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas; Ne irascaris, Domine
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).
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