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Composing for the liturgy

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores composing music for the liturgy with Michael Finnissy and Roxanna Panufnik. Including what makes a good liturgical composer and what are the pitfalls.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into the world of Christian liturgical choral music. With the composers Roxanna Panufnik and Michael Finnissy - who has recently been appointed composer in residence at St John's College, Cambridge - Sara explores what makes a good liturgical choral composer and discusses some of the pitfalls as well.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 11 Jun 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    O salutaris hostia

    Ensemble: Cardinall's Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • ASV : CD GAU 178.
    • ASV.
    • 2.
  • Michael Finnissy

    John the Baptist

    Performer: Joseph Wicks. Choir: St John's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Signum SIGCD458.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 16.
  • John Tavener

    Hymn to the Mother of God

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Deutsche Grammophon DG 4777635.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Magnificat

    Performer: Richard Johnson. Choir: Exultate Singers. Conductor: David Ogden.
    • Warner 2564657206.
    • Warner.
    • 4.
  • William Byrd

    Ad Dominum con tribularer

    Ensemble: Cardinall's Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • BYRD, William: Gradualia 1607 [Propers for the Nativity].
    • ASV.
    • 15.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mass in C major

    Singer: Charlotte Margiono. Singer: Catherine Robbin. Singer: William Kendall. Singer: Alastair Miles. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV : 435 391-2-.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 5.
  • Michael Finnissy

    Telling

    Singer: Peter Hicks. Choir: St John's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Chandos CHSA5096.
    • Chandos.
    • 20.

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