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Paul Mealor and Gesualdo's O Vos Omnes

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores vocal masterpieces by composers not usually known for their works for choir. She also hears from composer Paul Mealor about his life in choral music.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores vocal masterpieces by composers not usually known for their works for choir, including Grieg, Reich and Duke Ellington. She also interviews composer Paul Mealor about his life in choral music. This week's Choral Classic is the haunting motet "O Vos Omnes" by the infamous Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, who notoriously murdered his wife and her lover.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Ave Maris Stella

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 477-7635.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah pt. 1 no. 3 And the Glory of the Lord

    Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm.
    • Erato 0825646240555.
    • Erato.
    • 5.
  • Steve Reich

    Tehillim

    Ensemble: Ossia Ensemble. Orchestra: Alarm Will Sound. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
    • CANTALOUPE : CA-21009.
    • CANTALOUPE.
    • 2.
  • Paul Mealor

    Lux Benigna

    Performer: Eliott Laun. Conductor: Christopher Finzi. Choir: Wells Cathedral School Choralia.
    • Choral Concert: Wells Cathedral School Choralia.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • William Mathias

    Let The People Praise Thee, O Lord

    Performer: Jonathan Vaughn. Choir: Wells Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Matthew Owens.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67740.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    See, see, the word is incarnate

    Performer: Laurence Cummings. Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS : 8.553131.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • The Same Stream Singers

    The Same Stream

  • National Youth Choir of Wales

    Y March Glas

  • National Youth Choir of Wales

    Y March Glas

  • National Youth Choir of Wales

    Muse Of Fire

  • National Youth Choir of Wales

    Ar Lan Y Mor

  • Claude Debussy

    Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 438 149-2-.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 12.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    O Vos Omnes

    Ensemble: Chapelle Royale European Vocal Ensemble. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : 901-320.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 5.
  • Duke Ellington

    Ain't But The One

    Choir: Hermann Mccoy Choir. Singer: Jimmy Mcphail. Ensemble: The Duke Ellington Orchestra. Director: Duke Ellington.
    • RCA 74321323342.
    • RCA.
    • 6.

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