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Jacob Collier guides us through a world of melody, uncovering his recipe for what makes the greatest tunes that are truly universal, spanning time, genre and place.

Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier guides us through a world of melody, uncovering his recipe for what makes the greatest tunes that are truly universal, spanning genre, time and place.

Jacob Collier is a critically acclaimed and award-winning composer, arranger, producer and performer. The last seven years have seen the 24-year-old evolve from bedroom musician to a celebrity with a global following. Since his much-lauded 2018 Proms performance, Jacob has been working on a four-volume recording project called Djesse, which features contributions from a global cast of his musical inspirations.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 17 Feb 2019 23:00

Music Played

  • The Beatles


    • Help!.
    • Parlophone.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 9 in E minor 'From the New World' - Largo

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • ANTONIN DVORAK Symphonie Nr. 9 'Aus der Neuen Welt' Heldenlied, op.111.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 2.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Summer Soft

    • Songs in the Key of Life.
    • Motown.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Serenade For Strings; Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269, 'Spring' (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Andrew Parrott. Ensemble: Taverner Players.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Taverner Players, Parrott.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

    • Pet Sounds.
    • Capitol Records.
    • 8.
  • Kenny Wheeler and band

    Music for Large & Small Ensembles: Part I - Opening

    • Music for Large & Small Ensembles.
    • ECM Records.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies nos.1-9: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Begin the Beguine

    • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
    • Verve Records.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Billy Joel

    She's Always A Woman

    • The Stranger.
    • Columbia.
    • 8.
  • Stan Getz

    Autumn Leaves

    • Autumn Leaves.
    • Columbia.
  • Björk


    • Biophilia.
    • One Little Indian.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: I. Allegro moderato

    Conductor: Johannes Klumpp. Orchestra: Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 13, 16, 29 & 40.
    • Genuin.
    • 8.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Somewhere)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles etc.:LSO/Tilson Thomas.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 16.
  • Nat King Cole

    When I Fall In Love

    • When I Fall in Love.
    • Capitol Records.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Maria; America (West Side Story)

    Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Tatiana Troyanos. Singer: Louise Edeiken. Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust, Op.24: Part 3 - Le roi de Thulé (Chanson gothique)

    Performer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • French Arias.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Danny Elfman

    Theme from The Simpsons

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 100 Greatest TV Themes Vol. 2.
    • Silva Screen Records.
  • Sonny Rollins, Doug Watkins, Max Roach & Tommy Flanagan

    St Thomas

    • Saxophone Colossus.
    • Prestige.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    America from West Side Story

    Singer: Tatiana Troyanos. Singer: Louise Edeiken. Orchestra: Orchestra. Choir: Chorus. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Somewhere - The Leonard Bernstein Album.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Judy Garland

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    • Over the Rainbow.
    • Pickwick.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan, Op.20

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra.
    • DG.
    • 11.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Dr Who Theme

    Composer: BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
    • BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21.
    • Silva Screen Records.
    • 16.
  • Jacob Collier

    Danny Boy

  • Cyril Poacher

    Green Bushes

    • Second Hand Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • Percy Grainger

    Green Bushes

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • The Grainger Edition, Vol.1 - Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Traditional Russian

    Song of the Volga Boatmen

    Conductor: Leonid Kharitonov. Ensemble: Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Soviet Army.
    • From Russia With Song.
    • Melodiya.
    • 10.
  • Traditional Russian

    Song of the Volga Boatmen

    Music Arranger: Glenn Miller. Orchestra: Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.
    • Song of the Volga Boatmen.
    • RCA International.
  • Jacob Collier

    With the Love in my Heart

    • Djesse Vol.1.
    • Hajanga Records.


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