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Roderick Williams introduces music for many voices

In today's programme we hear Joseph Haydn aiming to repeat the success of his hit oratorio, The Creation, and we take a trip to the underworld where there's a party going on.

In today's programme we hear Joseph Haydn aiming to repeat the success of his hit oratorio, The Creation; Richard Strauss sends a heartfelt cry of hope and light from the midst of Hitler's Third Reich; and we take a trip to the underworld, where there's a party going on. Plus the earworm melodies of Puccini's Messa di Gloria.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Rutter

    A Choral Fanfare

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium COLCD112.
    • Collegium.
    • 7.
  • Samuel Barber

    Sure on this Shining Night (4 Songs, Op 13)

    Performer: Faith DeBow. Choir: Conspirare. Director: Craig Hella Johnson.
    • HMU807522.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Margoton va t'à l'iau (Chansons Francaises)

    Choir: DR VokalEnsemblet. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Our Recordings 8226906.
    • Our Recordings.
    • 21.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Hark, hear the sound of the chase (The Seasons)

    Orchestra: Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra. Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Signum (Winged Lion) : SIGCD480.
    • Signum (Winged Lion).
    • 8.
  • Thomas Morley

    Hard by a Crystal Fountain

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • L`OISEAU LYRE : L?OISEAU LYRE-436 862 2.
    • L`OISEAU LYRE.
    • 10.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Full Fathom Five

    Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: John Alldis.
    • GLO5170.
    • Globe.
    • 1.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Hell Chorus; Galop (Orpheus in the Underworld)

    Choir: The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Conductor: John Owen Edwards.
    • SM2K66616.
    • Sony Classics.
    • 5.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Ring out, wild bells (The Passing of the Year)

    Performer: Christopher Cromar. Choir: Convivium Singers. Conductor: Neil Ferris.
    • Naxos 8572733.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Stevie Wishart

    Azerus

    Ensemble: Sinfonye.
    • DECCA : 4765117.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • Francesco Durante

    Lacrimosa (Requiem in C minor)

    Choir: Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir. Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Oxford Baroque. Conductor: Stephen Darlington.
    • Coro COR16147.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Imogen Holst

    Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

    Performer: Tanya Houghton. Choir: Clare College Cambridge Choir. Director: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-907576.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 10.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Gloria (Messa di Gloria)

    Choir: Coro Gulbenkian. Orchestra: The Gulbenkian Orchestra. Conductor: Michel Corboz.
    • 2292450712.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Cum sancto spiritu (Messa di Gloria)

    Choir: Coro Gulbenkian. Orchestra: The Gulbenkian Orchestra. Conductor: Michel Corboz.
    • 2292450712.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Havde jeg, o havde je gen datters√łn, o ja!

    Choir: Danish National Radio Choir. Conductor: Stefan Parkman.
    • CHAN9464.
    • Chandos.
    • 25.

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