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Tenebrae, Oscars preview, Dominic Peckham, Ulster String Quartet

Tenebrae perform songs from the Great American Songbook, and film composer Vasco Hexel looks at the nominees for Best Original Score at this year's Academy Awards.

Vocal ensemble Tenebrae Consort perform songs from the Great American Songbook and songs by The Beatles, under the direction of Nigel Short. Film composer and academic Vasco Hexel looks at the nominees for Best Original Score at this year's Academy Awards. Dominic Peckham, artistic director of the Ulster Youth Choir, chats to John about the expanding family of choirs at UYC, and the UYC Chamber Choir's upcoming performance of Vivaldi's Gloria. The Ulster String Quartet are this week's Music Makers, and John's classical connection is inspired by The Blue Danube.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in No. 3 in G Major (RV 310) Movement 1: Allegro

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Brecon Baroque.
  • William Kroll

    Banjo and Fiddle

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Hymn

  • John Barry

    Main Theme from Out Of Africa

    Performer: John Barry. Performer: David Arnold.
  • John Lennon

    Honey Pie

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Composer: Paul McCartney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Performer: Rafał Blechacz.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Performer: Neville Marriner.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in Excelsis Deo from Gloria RV589

    Performer: Choir of the National Academy of St Cecilia. Performer: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
  • Georges Bizet

    Habanera: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle

    Performer: Magdalena Kožená. Performer: Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pièce en forme de Habanera

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Markus Becker.
  • Bruch

    Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor 3rd movement: Allegro molto (excerpt)

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Stamitz

    Symphony in D major, Op. 3 No. 2 Movement 1: Presto

    Performer: New Zealand Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Donald Amrstrong.
  • Bach

    Partita No.1 in B Flat Major, 2. Allemande

    Performer: Rafał Blechacz.
  • Johann Strauss II

    The Blue Danube (excerpt)

    Performer: André Rieu. Performer: Johann Strauss Orchestra.
  • Sibelius

    Finlandia (excerpt)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations Opus 36: Nimrod

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Irving Berlin

    Cheek to Cheek

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Alexander L’Estrange.
  • Randy Newman

    Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Cole Porter

    Night and Day

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Alexander L’Estrange.
  • Harold Arlen

    It's a New World

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Richard Rodney Bennett.
  • Jerome Kern

    Go Little Boat

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Victor Young

    When I Fall in Love

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Composer: Edward Heyman. Music Arranger: Alexander L’Estrange.
  • George Gershwin

    Fascinating Rhythm

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • John Lennon

    Goodnight

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Composer: Paul McCartney. Music Arranger: Mark Williams.
  • John Lennon

    When I'm 64

    Performer: Tenebrae Consort. Performer: Nigel Short. Composer: Paul McCartney. Music Arranger: Paul Hart.

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