Live at the BBC Proms. The BBC Singers and Sofi Jeannin perform Benjamin Britten's Sacred and Profane, Judith Weir's Missa del Cid and Joanna Lee's At this man's hand.
BBC Singers and Sofi Jeannin perform Benjamin Britten's Sacred and Profane, Judith Weir's Missa del Cid and Joanna Lee's At this man’s hand.
Live from The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Holborn, London.
Presented by Ian Skelly.
William Walton: Where does the uttered music go?
Benjamin Britten: Sacred and Profane
John Ireland: The Holy Boy
Thea Musgrave: Rorate coeli
Elizabeth Maconchy: Three Donne Songs – No. 1: A Hymn to God the Father
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-truth
Judith Weir: Missa del Cid
Joanna Lee: At this man’s hand (BBC commission: world premiere)
Sofi Jeannin conductor
The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin take the Proms to the ‘Musicians’ Church’, Holy Sepulchre London (aka St Sepulchure-without-Newgate), where Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood first learnt the organ and was later laid to rest.
This varied conspectus of 20th-century English choral music opens with the setting of lines by the then Poet Laureate, John Masefield, that Walton composed for the unveiling of the church’s Henry Wood memorial window in 1946, and is brought up to date with a new commission by Joanna Lee, At this man’s hand, setting the verse by Masefield that is inscribed on the window itself.