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Sound Frontiers: Choral Music from 1946 to Today

As part of Sound Frontiers - Radio 3 Live at Southbank Centre, London, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music and stories from 1946, the year the network was born.

As part of Radio 3 live at Southbank Centre, London, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music and stories from the year the network was born, 1946. She also explores the great number of British choral societies formed that year - who, like Radio 3, are marking their 70th birthday in 2016.

Her guests this week are the former Radio 3 and Proms Controller Sir Nicholas Kenyon, and the music historian Dr Kate Guthrie.

This week's amateur choir featured in "Meet My Choir" is the EJMS Adult Chorale from Ealing in London, and Sara's Choral Classic is the extraordinary 1980 work CRY by Giles Swayne.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Missa brevis

    Conductor: Istvan Kertesz. Performer: Alfreda Hodgson. Performer: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent. Performer: Ian Caley. Performer: Michael Rippon.
    • DECCA.
    • 4330802.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches requiem Op.45

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Performer: London Philharmonic Choir. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • LPO.
    • LPO-045.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    The Sailor and young Nancy, arr. for chorus

    Performer: Cheltenham Bach Choir.
    • SOMM.
    • SOMMCD207.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Cyfr'ir geifr (Counting the goats)

    Performer: Treorchy Male Choir.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laetatus sum for 6 voices, 2 vn, bn, 2 trbn

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort. Performer: Gabrieli Players. Performer: Paul McCreesh.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 437-553-2.
  • William Walton

    Where does the uttered music go? for chorus [SATB]

    Conductor: Stephen Darlington. Performer: Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir.
    • NIMBUS.
    • NI-5364.
  • Thomas Tallis

    If ye love me for 4 voices

    Conductor: Timothy Brown. Performer: Clare College Cambridge Choir.
    • HERITAGE.
    • HTGCD212.
  • Giles Swayne

    Cry for 28 amplified voices

    Conductor: John Poole. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • NMC.
    • D016.
  • Bernard Hughes

    2 Choral fanfares

    Conductor: Paul Brough. Performer: BBC Singers.
    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD451.

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