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Jess Gillam with... Alexia Sloane

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and poet Alexia Sloane to swap music, including Hildegard Von Bingen, Steve Reich, Smetana and Aretha Franklin.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and poet Alexia Sloane to swap music including John Luther Adams immersive Become Ocean, the sublime vocal harmonies of Kraja, Steve Reich's Music for 18 musicians, Smetana and a soul classic by Aretha Franklin.

Here's the music we played today...

Bedrich Smetana - Ma vlast, Vltava [Moldau]
Kraja- Polska Till Rut
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe FP, 185; 1. Allegro
John Luther Adams - Become Ocean
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
Hildegard Von Bingen - Digiti Viriditas Dei
Steve Reich - Music for 18 musicians
John Tavener - The Protecting Veil

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite, arr. for saxophone/clarinet & orch.....: Brazileira

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Decca Classics.
  • Alexia Sloane

    Earthward

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • BBC Recording.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9: Berlin Philharmoniker, Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Kraja

    Polska Till Rut

    • Hur Långt Som Helst.
    • Westpark Music.
    • 4.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for Oboe FP, 185; 1. Allegro

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: David Campbell.
    • French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Volume Two.
    • Cala.
  • John Luther Adams

    Become Ocean

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Become Ocean.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
    • 1.
  • Aretha Franklin

    I Say A Little Prayer

    • Aretha Now.
    • Atlantic.
    • 2.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Digiti Viriditas Dei

    Choir: Vajra Voices. Director: Karen R. Clark.
    • Hildegard von Bingen: O eterne Deus.
    • Music and Arts Programs of America.
  • Steve Reich

    Music for 18 Musicians (Pulses)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Signal. Director: Brad Lubman.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • John Tavener

    The Protecting Veil: opening

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.

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