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Battle of the Somme Commemorations

Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks ahead to some choral commemorations of the World War One Battle of the Somme, including Scotland's Memorial Ground - a massed choirs project, where singers all over the world are encouraged to create their own performing versions of David Lang's new work.

1 hour


Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Sanctus (Requiem)

    Performer: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Performer: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 442 142-2-.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 12.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Osculetur me

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Signum SIGCD450.
    • Signum.
    • 13.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Dixit Dominus in G minor

    Singer: Kate Ashby. Singer: Felicity Hayward. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Singer: Hugo Hymas. Singer: Oliver Hunt. Choir: The Syred Consort. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Bee Palmer.
    • lotti.
    • delphian.
    • 1.
  • David Lang

    Memorial Ground

    Choir: SCO Chorus. Conductor: Gregory Batsleer.
  • David Lang

    Memorial Ground (version with solos)

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: Glasgow. Director: Frikki Walker.
  • Paul Mealor

    A Spotless Rose

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • DECCA : 278-114-9.
    • DECCA.
    • 4.
  • Tarik O’Regan

    Alleluia, laus et Deo

    Choir: Farnham Youth Choir. Director: David Victor-Smith.
  • Julia Freeman

    Dance to your Daddy

  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Silver Swan

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • COLLEGIUM : COLCD-105.
    • 21.
  • Ad-Hoc Choir And Accompaniment


    • Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.
    • REPRISE.
    • 16.
  • Karl Jenkins

    Benedictus (The Armed Man)

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Berlin. Choir: Berlin Radio Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
    • SPHERES.
    • 15.


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