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Mozart, Purcell and Wagner

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of inspiring music for many voices. Today's highlights include a sumptuous dawn chorus from Purcell, a trip to the smoke-filled cabaret clubs of 1920s Berlin and the full-throated thrill of Wagner's majestic Pilgrims' Chorus.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Egyetem, begyetem (Hippity, hoppity)

    Choir: Aurin Girls' Choir. Conductor: Laszlo Duranyik.
  • John Farmer

    Faire Phyllis I saw

    Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS : 8.553088-.
    • NAXOS.
    • 10.
  • John Høybye

    Skoven er sa underfuld (The woods are full of wonders)

    Choir: Voces Nordicae. Conductor: Lone Larsen.
    • Footprint.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Dixit Dominus/Beatus Vir (Vespers K.321)

    Singer: Lynda Russell. Singer: Lina Markeby. Singer: James Oxley. Singer: David Wilson‐Johnson. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: St Paul's Mozart Orchestra. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion : CDA67921.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Traditional

    Blood Red Roses

    Performer: Sam Minella. Choir: Exmouth Shanty Men.
  • Heinz Werner Zimmermann

    Wahrlich, ich sage euch

    Performer: Georg Christoph Biller. Choir: St Thomas' Boys Chorus, Leipzig.
    • Rondeau.
  • Richard Wagner

    Pilgrims' Chorus (Tannhauser)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Silvio Varviso. Choir: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig.
    • PHILIPS 422-410 2.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Fritz Rotter

    Veronika

    Composer: Walter Jurmann. Performer: Philip Mayers. Music Arranger: Emil Gerhardt. Choir: Ensemble Vokalzeit.
    • Coviello Classics.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Non t'amo o voce ingrata

    Performer: Carmen Leoni. Ensemble: Delitiæ Musicæ. Conductor: Marco Longhini.
    • GESUALDO, CARLO Madrigals Book 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Frank Martin

    Mass for Double Choir: Sanctus and Benedictus

    Choir: Pheonix Bach Choir. Choir: Kansas City Chorale. Director: Charles Bruffy.
    • Eternal Rest.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Isn't it Romantic

    Performer: Stephen Doughty (Arranger). Music Arranger: Steve Zegree. Choir: Ulster Youth Choir. Conductor: Christopher Bell.
  • Henry Purcell

    Now the night is chac'd away (The Fairy Queen)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Ensemble: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • DEUX-ELLES : DXL-1120.
    • DEUX-ELLES.
    • 11.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hail! Great Parent of us all (The Fairy Queen)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Choir: Armonico Consort. Conductor: Christopher Monks.
    • Deux-Elles DXL1120.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Choral Dances from Gloriana

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • COLLEGIUM : COLCD-136.
    • COLLEGIUM.
    • 16.
  • George Shearing

    It was a lover and his lass

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Feel the spirit and birthday madrigals.
    • Collegium.
    • 17.

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