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Handel, Whitacre, Britten

Roderick Williams introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices. Today: works inspired by chickens, cuckoos and Leonardo da Vinci (!) - plus one of Handel's most splendid Coronation Anthems.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Jagdlieder Op.137 nos 1-4

    Performer: Leipzig Horn Quartet. Performer: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig.
  • William Mundy

    Sive vigilem for 5 voices

    Performer: Rory McCleery. Performer: The Marian Consort.
    • DCD34115.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Le Ruisseau Op.22 for women's voices and piano

    Conductor: Simon Joly. Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Malcolm Hicks.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 7 BWV.7 (Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam)

    Conductor: Christoph Spering. Performer: Cologne Chorus Musicus. Performer: Das Neue Orchester.
  • Edvard Grieg

    The Late Rose

    Performer: Die Singphoniker.
  • Cyril Tawney

    Chicken on a Raft

    Performer: The Young Tradition.
    • TRA EP 164.
  • Suor Leonora d'Este

    Suscipe verbum, Virgo Maria

    Performer: Deborah Roberts. Performer: Laurie Stras.
    • Obsidian.
    • CD717.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Leonardo dreams of his flying machine for chorus

    Conductor: Mark Griffiths. Performer: Coro.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Sie sind dahin gegangen (Oratorio nach den Bildern der Bibel)

    Performer: Helmut Wolf.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Cuckoo, arr. Daniel and Drake for oboe and piano

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Performer: New London Children's Choir.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The King shall rejoice - coronation anthem no. 3 HWV.260

    Performer: William Christie. Performer: Les Arts Florissants.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HM 84.
  • Mica Levi

    Never End (Ben See Remix)

    Performer: Juice Vocal Ensemble.


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