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Easter Music

This Easter Sunday Jamie plays Spring and Easter inspired music chosen by listeners and special guests, as well as music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Copland and Ned Rorem.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Russian Easter Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 10.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I know that my redeemer liveth (Messiah)

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Orchestra: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Messiah.
    • ALPHA.
    • 22.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Easter Sonata, 3rd mvt

    Performer: Éric Heidsieck.
    • Mendelssohn Sonate de Paque.
    • CASSIOPEE.
    • 3.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Seven Last Words from the Cross: Woman, Behold thy Son!

    Choir: Polyphony. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Missa Super Oeniades Nymphae & other sacred music.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Gloomy Winter

    Music Arranger: Nikolaus Newerkla. Ensemble: Quadriga Consort.
    • Winter's Delights.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Singer: Roberta Alexander. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin.
    • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, 'Spring' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Volume 2: Alina Ibragimova/ Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Charles Wood

    This Joyful Eastertide

    Performer: Andrew Lucas. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Director: John Scott.
    • Passiontide at St Paul's.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Brahms Piano Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 5th mvt.

    Performer: David Nolan. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Yvonne Kenny. Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt. Singer: Jard van Nes. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Richard Cooke.
    • Tennestedt conducts Mahler Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'.
    • LPO.
    • 6.
  • Trad.

    Amazing Grace

    Music Arranger: Peter Hope. Singer: Jessye Norman. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • Jessaye Norman: Sacred Songs.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • James Oswald

    The Narcissus

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • Colin's Kisses - The music of James Oswald.
    • LINN.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater Dolorosa

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Singer: Emma Kirkby. Singer: James Bowman. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Pergolesi: Stabat Mater/Salve Regina.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Singer: James Bowman. Orchestra: King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
    • The James Bowman Collection.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    The Shepherd on the Rock, D 965

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • The Shepherd On The Rock.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 11.
  • Phyllis Tate

    Springtime at Kew (London Fields Suite)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Box Of Delights.
    • LYRITA.
    • 1.
  • Stephen Adams

    The Holy City

    Composer: Frederick Edward Weatherly. Performer: Jonathan Antoine.
    • The Holy City.
    • Sony Music.
  • Josef Suk

    Spring, Op 22a No 1

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Suk: Piano Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Easter Hymn

    Singer: Nelly Miricioiu. Choir: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • Great Arias & Ensembles.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ned Rorem

    Spring Music (Aubade)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Maximilian Steinberg

    Arise, O God

    Choir: Cappella Romana. Director: Alexander Lingas. Singer: Theodor Dumitrescu. Singer: Rebekah Gilmore.
    • Steinberg: Passion Week.
    • Cappella Romana.
    • 10.

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