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Prom 54: Duke Ellington's Sacred Music

Live BBC Proms. The BBC Singers and Nu Civilisation Orchestra, conducted by Peter Edwards, premiere a brand-new 'Sacred Concert' with music by Duke Ellington.

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Singers, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, conducted by Peter Edwards premiere a brand-new Sacred Concert with music from Duke Ellington.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann.

Sacred Music by Duke Ellington

Monty Alexander - piano
Annette Walker - tap dancer
BBC Singers
Carleen Anderson and the UK Vocal Assembly
Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Peter Edwards - conductor

Jazz, showbiz swagger and spirituality come together as never before in Duke Ellington’s spectacular Sacred Concerts.

Described by Ellington himself as ‘the most important thing I have ever done’, these sacred revues, blending big-band jazz, gospel and Broadway-style melodies, bring all the legendary musician’s originality and energy to Christian subjects, and generated three critically acclaimed, boundary-crossing albums.

Drawing on these, the Proms premieres a brand-new Sacred Concert – an exhilarating evening of dance, song and spectacle.

There will be no interval

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington

    In The Beginning God

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Something 'Bout Believing

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Lord's Prayer

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Praise God and Dance

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    My Love

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Ain't But the One

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Father Forgive

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Freedom

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Heritage

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Tell me it's the Truth

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Heaven

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Improvisation on Ellington

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    Come Sunday

    Ensemble: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Edwards.

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