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Byrd, Kodaly and Rossini

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music. Today, William Byrd advises vigilance, Kodaly keeps up the pecking order, and Rossini takes a moonlit boat trip.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music. Today, William Byrd advises vigilance, Kodaly keeps up the pecking order, and Rossini takes a moonlit boat trip. Plus, a devout Choir Concerto from Soviet Russia composed by Alfred Schnittke - as part of BBC Radio 3's season "Breaking Free: A Century Of Russian Culture".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Two hens, last year's (Matra Pictures)

    Choir: Danish National Radio Choir. Conductor: Stefan Parkman.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9754.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 11.
  • William Byrd

    Vigilate

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA : SDG-720.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • 9.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Domini Fili Unigenite (Gloria)

    Choir: Paris Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 149 7.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Herbert Murrill

    O Mistress Mine

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Music of the Spheres.
    • Signum.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Over, Hill, Over Dale

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Music of the Spheres.
    • Signum.
    • 8.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Complete this work which I began (Choir Concerto)

    Choir: Danish National Radio Choir. Conductor: Stefan Parkman.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9126.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Herr, Herr (St John Passion)

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki. Ensemble: Japan Bach Collegium.
    • BIS : CD-921/922.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Michael Tippett

    Deep River

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Tippett: Unto the Hills (Wadhurst).
    • SIGNUM.
    • 19.
  • The Young'uns

    Cable Street

    • Heretu Records.
    • Heretu Records.
    • 5.
  • Giaches de Wert

    O altitudo divitiarum

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Divine Theatre - Sacred Motets.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 13.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Bee

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum SIGCD904.
    • Signum.
    • 5.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Ls Passegiata

    Performer: Alessandro Marangoni. Choir: Ars Cantica Choir. Conductor: Marco Berini.
    • Naxos 8.573292.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave Verum Corpus

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Stockholms kammarkör. Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI CDC 7 49640 2.
    • 15.
  • Osvaldo Golijov

    Crucifixion (St Mark Passion)

    Choir: Venezuela Schola Cantorum. Ensemble: Orquesta La Pasion. Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Maria Guinand.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 477-7461.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 8.

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