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Barcelona, Ljubljana, Sofia, London

Episode 2 of 3

Ian Skelly presents the second part of a day featuring live and specially recorded concerts to mark Holy Week. With concerts from Barcelona, Ljubljana, London and Sofia.

Ian Skelly continues his journey around Europe for a series of specially recorded concerts to mark Holy Week. Part two includes concerts from Barcelona, Ljubljana, London and Sofia.

4pm - from the Petit Palau, Barcelona
A concert centred around Spanish composer Carlos Suriñach, best known for his music for modern dance. His sacred music is heard alongside works by JC and JS Bach, Guerrero and Stanford.
Guerrero: Ave Maria
JC Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, motet
Surinach: Via Crucis
Guerrero: O crux benedicta, motet
JS Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159, motet
Stanford: Three Motets, Op.38
Natàlia Casasús (soprano)
Aniol Botines (tenor)
Ekaterina Zaytseva (guitar)
Joan Seguí (organ)
Palau de la Música Catalana Chamber Choir
Simon Carrington (conductor)

5pm - From the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana
A musical journey from darkness to light, featuring the organ music of Messiaen along with a new composition by Janez Matičič
Janez Matičič: Gloria, Op 70 (première)
Messiaen: Jésus accepte la souffrance (Jesus Accepts the Suffering), No. 7 from 'La Nativité du Seigneur'
Messiaen: Institution de l'Eucharistie (The Institution of the Eucharist), No. 8 from 'Livre du Saint Sacrement'
Messiaen: Les Ténèbres (The Darkness), No. 9 from 'Livre du Saint Sacrement'
Messiaen: Combat de la mort et de la vie (The Battle of Death and Life), No. 4 from 'Le Corps glorieux'
Messiaen: Offrande et alléluia final (The Offering and the Final Hallelujah), No. 18 from 'Livre du Saint Sacrement'
Polona Gantar (organ)

6pm - from the Church of Holy Wisdom, Sofia
A concert of Bulgarian Orthodox chants performed by the BNR Mixed Choir.
Dobri Hristov: Chants for All-night Vigils: Vespers
Plamen Kumpikov (bass)
Boyan Vasilev (tenor)
Stefani Krasteva (soprano)
Dobri Hristov: Chants for All-night Vigils: Matins
Stefani Krasteva (soprano)
Daniela Panchevska (mezzo-soprano)
BNR Mixed Choir
Georgi Elenkov (conductor)

7pm - LIVE from St John's Smith Square, London
The BBC Singers perform music written specifically for Palm Sunday by composers from the 16th century to the present day.
Bruckner: Vexilla Regis (The Royal Banner), WAB 51
Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David
Pandolfo Zallamella: Ingrediente Domino
Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Victoria: Pueri Hebraeorum
Poulenc: Vinea mea electa
Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Rheinberger: Mass in E flat, Op. 109 ('Cantus Missae')
Interval
Plainsong: O salutaris
Erik Esenvalds: O salutaris
Plainsong: Pange lingua
Bruckner: Pange lingua
Tallis: O sacrum convivium
Blow: My God, my god
Casals: O vos omnes
Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine - Civitas sancti tui
BBC Singers
Nigel Short (conductor).

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Francisco Guerrero

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Palau De La Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Furchte Dich Nicht - motet

    Performer: Joan Segui. Choir: Palau De La Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Carlos Surinach

    Via Crucis (1972)

    Performer: Ekaterina Zaytseva. Singer: Natalia Casasus. Singer: Aniol Botines. Choir: Palau de la Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    O Crux Benedicta

    Choir: Palau De La Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Ich lasse dich nicht - motet (attrib. J S Bach)

    Performer: Joan Segui. Choir: Palau De La Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    3 Motets Op.38

    Choir: Palau De La Musica Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Carrington.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Salvator mundi

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Philip Ledger.
    • EMI.
    • CDM 5651034.
    • 9.
  • Janez Matičič

    Gloria Op.70 (premiere)

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Jesus accepte la souffrance, No.7 from La Nativite du Seigneur

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • Poem - Kosovel Srečko "The Last Communion" (Poslednje obhajilo) read by Renato Horvat

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Institution de l'Eucharistie, No.8 from Livre du Saint Sacrement

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • Poem - Kosovel Srečko "Cons" read by Renato Horvat

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Les Tenebres, No.9 from Le Livre Du Saint Sacrement

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Combat de la mort et la vie, No.4 from Les Corps Glorieux

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • Poem - Vladimir Truhlar "The Question" (Vprasanje) read by Renato Horvat

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Offrande et alleluia final, No.18 from Le Livre Du Saint Sacrement

    Performer: Polona Gantar.
  • John McCabe

    Woefully arrayed

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMU 807555.
    • 7.
  • Dobri Hristov

    Chants for All-Night Vigils: Vespers

    Choir: Bulgarian National Radio Choir. Conductor: Georgi Elenkov. Singer: Stefani Krasteva. Singer: Boyan Vasilev. Singer: Plamen Kumpikov.
  • Dobri Hristov

    Chants for All-Night Vigils: Matins

    Choir: Bulgarian National Radio Choir. Singer: Stefani Krasteva. Singer: Daniela Panchevska. Conductor: Georgi Elenkov.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for four voices: Credo

    Choir: BBC Singers. Director: Bo Holten.
    • BBC Music.
    • BBC MM70.
    • 3.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Vexilla Regis (The Royal Banner), WAB 51

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Hosanna to the Son of David

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Pandolfo Zallamella

    Ingrediente Domino

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    Hosanna to the Son of David

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Pueri Hebraeorum

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Vinea mea electa

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Woman With the Alabaster Box

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Josef Rheinberger

    Mass in E flat Op 109 'Cantus missae'

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Josef Rheinberger

    Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op.149 - Movements 1 & 2

    Performer: Christopher Herrick. Performer: Paul Barritt. Performer: Richard Lester.
    • Hyperion.
    • HYP 55211.
  • Anon.

    O salutaris (plainsong)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    O salutaris

    Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: Nigel Short.
  • Anon.

    Pange lingua (plainsong hymn)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Pange Lingua

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O sacrum convivium

    Choir: BBC Singers. Director: Nigel Short.
  • John Blow

    My God, my god

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Pau Casals

    O vos omnes

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • William Byrd

    Ne irascaris, Domine - Civitas sancti tui

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross: Sonata VII & Il Terremoto

    Orchestra: Budapesti Kamaraegyüttes. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • BMC.
    • BMCCD157.

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