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Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: The Clare Reformation 500 Project

As part of a season dedicated to the Reformation, a concert from St John's Smith Square given by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and Clare Baroque conducted by Graham Ross.

For Radio 3's 'Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution', a concert from St John's Smith Square celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, given by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, and Clare Baroque, conducted by Graham Ross.
Presented by Martin Handley

Crüger: Nun danket alle Gott
Bach: Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV79
Luther: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen? Op. 74 No. 1
Croft: O God, our help in ages past
Vaughan Williams: Lord, thou hast been our refuge

Interval

Neumark: Wer nur den lieben Gott laßt walten
Mendelssohn: Wer nur den lieben Gott laßt walten
Luther: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV80

Mary Bevan, soprano
Robin Blaze, countertenor
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Neal Davies, bass
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Clare Baroque
Graham Ross, conductor

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Johann Crüger

      Nun danket alle Gott

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Choir: Graham Ross.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Clare Baroque. Singer: Mary Bevan. Singer: Robin Blaze. Singer: Neal Davies. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Martin Luther

      Mit Freud und Freud ich fahr dahin

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Johannes Brahms

      Warum ist das Licht gegeben? Op. 74, No. 1

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Clare Baroque. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • William Croft

      O God, our help in ages past

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Lord, thou hast been our refuge

      Performer: Nicholas Morris. Performer: Paul Sharp. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Clare Baroque. Conductor: Graham Ross.
  • Interval

    • William Byrd

      The Carman's Whistle

      Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • William Byrd

      Prelude and Goodnight Ground a 5

      Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • William Byrd

      The Bells (BK 38)

      Performer: Andreas Staier.
  • Part 2

    • Georg Neumark

      Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, MVW A 7

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Clare Baroque. Singer: Mary Bevan. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Martin Luther

      Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

      Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Clare Baroque. Singer: Mary Bevan. Singer: Neal Davies. Singer: Nicholas Mulroy. Singer: Robin Blaze. Conductor: Graham Ross.
  • Post-concert

    • Johannes Brahms

      4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121

      Performer: Justus Zeyen. Singer: Thomas Quasthoff.
      • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • Francis Poulenc

      Clarinet Sonata

      Performer: Michel Portal. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
      • Poulenc: Solo Piano & Chamber Works: Pascal Roge.
      • Decca.
      • 4.
    • Thomas Tallis

      I Call And Cry To Thee

      Performer: The Cardinall’s Musick. Performer: Andrew Carwood.
    • Gioachino Rossini

      Una voce pocofa

      Performer: Pretty Yende. Orchestra: Italian Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

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