A morning in York
In the space of a single morning but several coffees in York, Robert meets Roderick Williams the night after he premieres a new version of Dichterliebe in English, T.J.Callahan to find out what Shape Note singing is, and asks singing teacher Susan Young what three things she thinks choral conductors would benefit from knowing.
Schubert - 'A stormy morning'
Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn
Schubert - 'The Linden Tree'
Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn
The Tudor Choir
Conductor - Doug Fullington
Handel - 'Praise The Lord' (Solomon)
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Conductor - Paul McCreesh
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3. Benevoli Benevola46:55A rather tired Robert and Nicholas chat with Julia Doyle immediately after sessions for a premiere recording of a fabulous four-choir mass from 17th century Rome. [Recorded July 1st] TRACK LISTING:Orazio Benevoli – Missa Tu es Petrus (Various sections) - I Fagiolini / HollingworthOrazio Benevoli – Missa Si Deus pro nobis (two excerpts) - Le concert spirituel / Hervé NiquetBonifazio Graziani – Domine, ne in furore tuo - I Fagiolini: Rebecca Lea, Julia Doyle, Frederick LongBonifazio Graziani – Iustus ut palma (excerpt) - I Fagiolini / Hollingworth
2. Meet Robert Quinney and Ellie Stamp52:40Meet Robert Quinney, director of music at New College, Oxford: also young professional singer Ellie Stamp. Thomas Guthrie, Nicholas Mulroy and Robert Hollingworth continue to muse on creativity and STUFF.TRACK LISTING:Howells - Magnificat from New College service New College Choir, Robert QuinneyDeborah Pritchard - Nunc Dimittis from New College ServiceNew College Choir, Robert QuinneyLeighton - excerpt from God's Grandeur (I Fagiolini)Theme tune to BodDerek GriffithsJohn Blow - Mourn for thy servantChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
1. We need to talk about directors49:19An improbable sixth season begins with an oblique response to the recent John Eliot Gardiner incident. Singer/opera director Thomas Guthrie joins Nicholas Mulroy and Robert Hollingworth to mull things over. In New York, Nicholas talks to director Aria Umezawa and singer Isaiah T Bell with an alternative view on hierarchy in the rehearsal room. Also featuring a thrilling new mini-series: 'In the car with Martha McLorinan'.TRACK LISTING:Porpora - Come nave in mezzo all'ondeCecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini
4. More with ’The Youth’53:16Robert drops in on the Sixteen’s Genesis 16 programme for young choral singers and talks to the singers and grumpy old Eamonn, and the ep ends with an interview with Sarah Latto of Echo Vocal Ensemble, former G16 and now running her own choral groups. TRACK LISTING :Trad. arr. Gustav Holst - I love my loveGenesis 16 / Eamonn Dougan (in rehearsal)William Byrd - Ne irascaris, DomineThe Sixteen / Harry ChristophersSamuel Barber - The Coolin’ Genesis 16 / Olivia Shotton (in rehearsal)Trad. arr. Undine Smith Moore - Daniel, DanielEcho Vocal Ensemble / Sarah Latto
3. Eamonn and the third agers58:08Eamonn is running a singing course in Italy with some older singers who have a post-Covid perspective on singing in choirs. Lots of interesting technical tips in this one plus lovely and unfamiliar late 16th century Italian music.TRACK LISTING :Luca Marenzio - Iniquos odio habuiThe Sixteen / Eamonn DouganClaudio Monteverdi - T'amo, mia vita’I Fagiolini / Robert HollingworthLuca Marenzio - Magnificat a 8The Choir of King’s College Cambridge / Stephen CleoburyAsprillio Pacelli - Christus resurgensThe Sixteen / Eamonn Dougan
2. Boys' Voices01:05:39While we all enjoy the musicianship and the inevitably brief treble career of Malakai Bayoh, Nicholas talks to Scott Price, Director of Music at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial [state] School, London, and Anita Morrison, who has taught boys (brilliantly) at London Oratory School, St John's Cambridge, Westminster Cathedral and St George's Chapel Windsor. Fascinating insights throughout the programme and will surely inspire more programmes on similar subjects.TRACK LISTING :Andrew Lloyd Webber - Pie JesuMalakai Bayoh - treble / Scott PriceOrlandus Lassus - Resonet in laudibus (outer sections)Schola of London Oratory School / Charles Cole Owain Park - Cradle LullabySchola of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School / Scott Price Zita Silva - harp / Oliver Smith - trebleWilliam Harris - Bring us, O Lord GodSt George's Chapel, Windsor / James Vivian
1. Back in the saddle51:09Robert and Nicholas meet up after a few weeks off to mispronounce Norwegian (twice), talk Monteverdi (again) and to 'get Marian' with Victoria (natch) Song of Songs and Cecilia McDowall.Te' Jondalen Og FriTrad.etter Ivar T.Dahl / Agnes Buen Garnds Arr.Henrik Ødegaard / Grete P.HelgerødOslo Chamber Choir / Grete PedersenCecilia McDowall - There is no roseThe Oxford Choir / Ben ParryClaudio Monteverdi - Vuoi vi doleste (L'Orfeo Act V)Marc Mauillon (Orfeo), Le Concert des Nations / Jordi SavallTomás Luis de Victoria - Vadam et circuiboOxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly
7. Spring!59:40Sammy (they've given up calling him Nicholas), Eamonn & Robert blow away the cobwebs to welcome in music for SPRING. Lili Boulanger, Guillaume de Machaut, Caroline Shaw, Peter Warlock and Monteverdi (not Zefiro torna either) - with the Carice Singers, Gabrieli Consort, Gothic Voices, The 24 (Uni of York), Orpheus Vokale Ensemble and Concerto Italiano.Lili Boulanger - Hymne au soleil Orpheus Vokale Ensemble / Michael AlberAntoni Baryshevskyi - pianoCarusClaudio Monteverdi - O primavera, gioventù de l'annoConcerto Italiano - Rinaldo AlessandriniNaiveHerbert Howells - The summer is comingGabrieli Consort / Paul McCreeshSignumGuillaume de Machaut - Rose, liz, printempsGothic Voices / Christopher PageHyperionCaroline Shaw - And the swallow The 24 / Robert HollingworthConcert recordingPeter Warlock - All the flowers of the springCarice Singers / George ParrisNaxos
6. Bach Passions - Part 247:13The second of two programmes in which Eamonn and Nicholas consider J.S.Bach's two Passion settings.