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Organ Reformation

Live at St Giles Cripplegate Church, a concert of organ music with performances for the Orgelbuchlein Project. With William Whitehead (organ) and BBC Singers under Paul Brough.

Live from St Giles' Cripplegate Church. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.BBC Radio 3 celebrates music of the Reformation. The BBC Singers under Paul Brough join forces with organist William Whitehead in a concert of music focusing on the organ, and in particular JS Bach's Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book).

The evening includes world premiere performances as part of The Orgelbüchlein Project, a major international composition project to complete Bach's Orgelbüchlein which has been curated by William Whitehead. This is a unique opportunity to hear works by Bach and contemporary composers played on the organ, with BBC Singers singing the chorales on which these compositions are based.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Trad.

      Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 No.5 - Im Advent

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Trad.

      Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 No.1 - Weihnachten

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Trad.

      Das alte Jahr vergangen ist

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Das alte Jahr vergangen ist

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 No.2 - Am Neujahrstage

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Trad.

      O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 - No.4 - In der Passionszeit

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Trad.

      O Mensch, bewein dein sunde gross

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      O Mensch, bewein dein sunde gross

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 No.6 - Am Karfreitag

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Trad.

      Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Six Motets, Op.79 No.3 - Am Himmelfahrtstage

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Organ Sonata Op.65 No.1

      Performer: William Whitehead. Conductor: Paul Brough.
  • Interval

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Passacaglia and fugue in C minor BWV 582

      Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Part 2

    • Trad.

      Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Robert Quinney

      Nun lob, mein' Seel', den Herren

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Trad.

      Nun ruhen alle Wälder

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Jacques van Oortmerssen

      Nun ruhen alle Wälder

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Trad.

      Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Gabriel Jackson

      Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Trad.

      Wir haben schwerlich

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Francis Grier

      Wir haben schwerlich

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Trad.

      O heiliger Geist, O heiliger Gott

      Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Franz-Josef Stoiber

      O heiliger Geist, O heiliger Gott

      Performer: William Whitehead.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Lobet den Herrn

      Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Hector Berlioz

      Reverie et Caprice Op.8

      Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
    • Hector Berlioz

      Rêverie et caprice, Op 8

      Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
      • CHANDOS.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Sonatina in G major, Op 100

      Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
      • ANALEKTA.

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