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Rachmaninov's Ave Maria

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces music from Russia, including a staple of the Orthodox liturgy that has become a choral classic. Meet My Choir features the Esterhazy Singers of London.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch chooses music from Russia, including a staple of the Orthodox liturgy that has become a choral classic across the world.
Meet My Choir features the Esterhazy Singers of London, who tell us some of their choral love stories. Plus, the Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams chats with Sara about some of his favourite choral music.

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Music Played

  • Nicholas Maw

    Jig (Five Irish Songs)

    Choir: Schola Cantorum of Oxford. Conductor: Mark Shepherd.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67615.
    • HYPERION.
    • 17.
  • Heitor Villa‚ÄźLobos

    Fugue (Bachiana Brasileira No. 9)

    Ensemble: Swr Vocal Ensemble. Director: Marcus Creed.
    • HANSSLER-MUSIC : CD-93.268.
    • HANSSLER-MUSIC.
    • 5.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Vexilla Regis (Sinfonia Fidei)

    Singer: Jill Gomez. Singer: Stuart Burrows. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Lyrita:SRCD332.
    • Lyrita.
    • 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Agnus Dei (Schopfungsmesse)

    Singer: April Cantelo. Singer: Helen Watts. Singer: Robert Tear. Singer: Forrest Robinson. Choir: St John's College Cambridge Choir. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: George Guest.
    • Decca: 430 161-2.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Vinea mea electa (4 motets pour un temps de Penitence)

    Choir: St John's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: George Guest.
    • Chandos: CHAN8658.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Bogoroditse Devo (All-Night Vigil)

    Choir: St Petersburg Cappella. Director: Vladislav Chernushenko.
    • CHANT DU MOND RUS288095.
    • CHANT DU MOND.
    • 16.
  • Anon.

    Pour vous servir

    Choir: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
    • Helios CDH55295.
    • Helios.
    • 1.
  • Christian Forshaw & Alexander Eadon

    Magnificat

    • IntergraRecordsUK: ING1004.
    • IntergraRecords UK.
    • 5.

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