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Unmissable music for choirs with Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams presents his selection of choral favourites and new discoveries for Sunday afternoon, including sacred music by Schubert and an infectious hit from Indian cinema.

Roderick Williams presents his selection of choral favourites and new discoveries for Sunday afternoon. In today's programme, we hear an ambitious mass setting by Schubert, a joyful psalm by revered polish composer, Pavel Łukaszewki and we eavesdrop on the extravagant 17th century funeral of a wealthy German Count. Plus the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain dance their way through an infectious hit number from Indian song-writing legend, A. R. Rahman.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Geheimnis (Secret) for Chorus and String Orchestra

    Conductor: James Colon. Performer: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Performer: Mülheimer Kantorei.
    • EMI.
    • CDC567832.
  • Jakob Regnart

    Exsultent iusti

    Ensemble: Cinquecento.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67640.
    • 7.
  • Brazilian Traditional

    Carimbó, II. Sieriri, III. Jacaré

    Music Arranger: Ernst Mahle. Performer: Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
    • Delphian.
    • DCD34147.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Hallelujah (Christ on the Mount of Olives)

    Choir: Atlanta Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Atlanta S O. Conductor: Robert Shaw.
    • Telarc ECHOCD2.
    • Telarc.
    • 4.
  • Michael Tippett

    Steal Away

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Signum SIGCD092.
    • Signum.
    • 15.
  • AR Rahman


    Music Arranger: Ethan Sperry. Performer: National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO 160-36.
    • Coro.
    • 8.
  • Edward Elgar

    Dance (Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands)

    Performer: Iain Farrington. Choir: Cambridge University Chamber Choir. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • NAXOS 8570541.
    • NAXOS.
    • 15.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Barnets sang

    Conductor: Susanne Wendt. Performer: Danish National Children's Choir.
    • DA CAPO.
    • 8226112.
  • Pawel Lukaszewski

    Cantate Domino

    Conductor: Nigel Short. Performer: Tenebrae.
    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD0521.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gloria (Mass in E flat major, D 950)

    Choir: Collegium Musicum 90 Chorus. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos : CHAN0750.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Olle Adolphson

    Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha

    Conductor: Robert Sund. Performer: Orphei Drängar.
    • BIS.
    • BISNLCD5030.


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