KODÁLY An Ode for Music
GILES SWAYNE Three Shakespeare Songs
WOOD Full fathom five; It was a lover and his lass
JAAKKO MÄNTYJÄRVI Four Shakespeare Songs
CECILIA MCDOWALL When time is broke (world premiere)
PAUL MEALOR Let Fall the Windows of Mine Eyes
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Three Shakespeare Songs
David Hill conductor
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Shakespeare’s words get the choral treatment by an assortment of composers including Vaughan Williams, Kodály, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Giles Swayne.
England’s greatest poet-playwright has been an inspiration to many a choral composer, and not just British ones. This concert takes us on a tour of Shakespeare settings with origins as far apart as England, Finland and Hungary.
This final concert in a four-part series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary is given by the ‘breathtakingly brilliant’ BBC Singers, under David Hill, their Chief Conductor and ‘choral conductor par excellence’ (The Arts Desk).