Episode #2572

New English Choral Music

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Up on this New Sounds program, hear some new choral music representing three different generations of English choral composers, including the recently premiered work "Path of Miracles" by Joby Talbot. Based around the 500-mile Catholic pilgrimage from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees to the grave of St James at Santiago di Compostella in north-west Spain, the a capella song cycle’s four movements move with the ancient pilgrimage through privation and celebration. There’s also music by Ivan Moody, his Canticum Canticorum I, written for the Hilliard Ensemble. Plus, hear some of the mystical minimalism of John Tavener.

PROGRAM #2572, new English choral music (First aired on Thurs 7/20/06)

Joby Talbot Path of Miracles Leon [11:30]
Santiago [18:00]
Signum #078.* *
John Tavener Ikon Of Light Mystic Prayer To The Holy Spirit, excerpt [13:00] Gimell #005** *
The Hilliard Ensemble A Hilliard Songbook Ivan Moody: Canticum Canticorum I [5:00] ECM #1614/15.** *
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