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Sara Mohr-Pietsch's weekly mix of unmissable choral singing takes in some Renaissance classics, Schubert, Berlioz, Poulenc and John Tavener.

This week Sara Mohr-Pietsch's pick of unmissable choral music includes a Renaissance classic by Gesualdo, Schubert arranged for choir with piano accompaniment, a stirring chorus from Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Poulenc's deeply moving Litanies à la vierge noire, written after the tragic loss of a close friend in a road accident and a visit to the shrine of Our Lady at Rocamadour.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Jun 2019 16:00

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Laetatus sum , RV 603

    Choir: The John Alldis Choir. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • PHILIPS 462 234-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 19.
  • John Tavener

    Mother of God, here I stand

    Performer: VOCES8.
    • Decca : 4788053.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Josquin des Prez

    El Grillo

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ERATO 5613022.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Messe Solennelle: Gloria

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
    • PHILIPS 442 1372.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 3.
  • Albert Renaud

    Toccata in D minor

    Performer: Jane Parker‐Smith.
    • ASV CDDCA610.
    • ASV.
    • 7.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Quatuor: Allegro deciso (3rd movement)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: Lontano. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Lorelt LN102.
    • Lorelt.
    • 1.
  • Richard Farrant

    Call to remembrance

    Performer: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Director: Graham Ross.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 907654.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Ben Bernie

    Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Maceo Pinkard. Choir: Take 6.
    • HEADS UP ALBUM The Standard.
    • HEADS UP ALBUM The Standard.
    • 1.
  • Gaspar Fernandes

    Andrès do queda el Ganado

    Choir: Ars Longa Of Havana. Conductor: Teresa Paz.
    • K617153.
    • K617153.
    • 4.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    'Tis not the cuckoo in the damp pinewood

    Performer: Moscow Academy Of Choral Singing Choir. Conductor: Victor Popov.
    • BRILLIANT 94210.
    • 14.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    O vos omnes

    Performer: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Nachtigall, D 724

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Choir: Utrecht Vocal Soloists. Director: Udo Reinemann.
    • GLOBE GLO5021.
    • GLOBE GLO5021.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah: Yet doth the Lord see it not

    Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • WARNER CLASSICS 5862572.
    • WARNER CLASSICS 5862572.
    • 1.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Litanies a la vierge noire

    Performer: James Sherlock. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum : SIGCD197.
    • Signum.
    • 6.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Turot eszik a cigany (See the gypsies munching cheese)

    Choir: Cantemus Chamber Choir, Wales. Conductor: Denes Szabo.
    • Hungaroton HCD31291.
    • Hungaroton HCD31291.
    • 1.


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