BBC Singers

Biography

Active: 1930 - ; England
Although Britain is a land with a rich choral tradition, the BBC Singers bill themselves as Britain's only full-time, fully professional choir. It was founded at the same time the British Broadcasting Corporation founded its Symphony Orchestra, and for the same purpose: to be available for broadcast work of a wide range of musical repertory.

Over their history, the BBC Singers have been particularly noted for their revivals of great
Read more British music from the Renaissance through the age of Purcell, and for its commitment to newer music, particularly by British composers. It has sung world premieres of such notable works as Britten's A Boy was Born and Hymn to St Cecilia, Poulenc's Figure Humaine, Henze's Orpheus Behind the Wire and numerous other works.

Under its conductor, Stephen Cleobury and his predecessors, it has made numerous recordings, including choral works of Charles Ives and Richard Strauss, and became the first choir to sing an a cappella selection as a part of one of the traditional Proms Concerts. Read less

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Biography

Active: 1930 - ; England
Although Britain is a land with a rich choral tradition, the BBC Singers bill themselves as Britain's only full-time, fully professional choir. It was founded at the same time the British Broadcasting Corporation founded its Symphony Orchestra, and for the same purpose: to be available for broadcast work of a wide range of musical repertory.

Over their history, the BBC Singers have been particularly noted for their revivals of great
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WORKS ALBUMS
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Five Days that Changed the World: I. Thursday 29 March 1455: The Invention of Printing
Five Days that Changed the World: II. Friday 1 August 1834: The Abolition of Slavery
Five Days that Changed the World: III. Monday 14 December 1903: The First Powered Flight
Five Days that Changed the World: IV. Friday 28 September 1928: The Discovery of Penicillin
Five Days that Changed the World: V. Wednesday 12 April 1961: The First Man in Space
The Miracle of Spring: I. Where Water Waits
The Miracle of Spring: II. The Source of The Spring
The Miracle of Spring: III. To Sing of Water
The Miracle of Spring: IV. The Desert
The Miracle of Spring: V. The Voice of Water
The Angry Planet, Part 1: II. As if
The Angry Planet, Part 1: III. Yellow Eye
The Angry Planet, Part 2: I. Remember
The Angry Planet, Part 2: II. 9pm
The Angry Planet, Part 2: III. Green Rain
The Angry Planet, Part 3: I. Midnight
The Angry Planet, Part 3: II. We Need
The Angry Planet, Part 3: III. 3am
The Angry Planet, Part 3: IV. Sorry Too Late
The Angry Planet, Part 4: I. Peppermint Freckles
The Angry Planet, Part 4: II. 6am (Lutra lutra)
The Angry Planet, Part 4: III. Perhaps
Overture
ACT I, Scene 1. Sbor Pro? bychom se net??ili
ACT I, Scene 2. Ma?enka Tak tedy p?ece se to státi má?
ACT I, Ma?enka Kdybych se co takového
ACT I, Ma?enka Kone?n? je celá
ACT I, Jeník, Ma?enka Jako matka po?ehnáním
ACT I, Scene 3. Kecal Jak vám pravím
ACT I, Kru?ina Ov?em, Tobiá?e Míchu znám u? od d?tství
ACT I, Kecal Mladík slu?ný a mrav? víc tichých
ACT I, Scene 4. Kru?ina, Ludmila, Kecal Tu ji máme
ACT I, Ma?enka Jeník neupustí, to vím
ACT I, Scene 5. Kecal Ach, jak sv?t je zvrácený
ACT II, Scene 1. Sbor To pive?ko to v?ru je nebeský dar
ACT II, Furiant
ACT II, Scene 2. Va?ek Ma... ma... ma... mati?ka
ACT II, Scene 3. Ma?enka Vy jste zajisté ?enich Kru?inovy Ma?enky?
ACT II, Ma?enka Znám? já jednu dív?inu
ACT II, Scene 4. Kecal Jak pravím, hezká je
ACT II, Kecal Nu?e, milý chasníku
ACT II, Kecal Od?ekne?-li se Ma?enky
ACT II, Scene 5. Jeník A? uz?í?, komus
ACT II, Scene 6. Kecal Poj?te, lidi?ky
ACT III, Scene 1. Va?ek To... to mi v hlav? le... le?í
ACT III, Scene 2. Pochod Komediant?
ACT III, Principál Ohla?ujeme slavnému publikum
ACT III, Sko?ná
ACT III, Va?ek Je... je... je... je, to bude hezké
ACT III, Principál, Esmeralda Milostné zví?átko
ACT III, Scene 3. Va?ek Oh, já ne... ne??astný!
ACT III, Háta, Kecal, Mícha Aj, jak?e? Jak?e?
ACT III, Scene 4. Ma?enka Ne, tomu nev??ím
ACT III, Scene 5. Va?ek Co... co po?áde chcete?
ACT III, V?ichni Rozmysli si, Ma?enko, rozmysli
ACT III, Scene 6. Ma?enka Oh, jaký ?al!
ACT III, Scene 7. Jeník Ma?enko má, Ma?enko má
ACT III, Scene 8. Kecal Hle, hle! Chasníku, ?eká? u? na peníze?
ACT III, Jeník Uti? se, dívko, uti? se
ACT III, Scene 9. Sbor Jak jsi se, Ma?enko, rozmyslila?
ACT III, Scene 10. Jeden Kluk Spaste du?i!
ACT III, Va?ek Ne... ne... nebojte se!
ACT III, Sbor Dobrá v?c se poda?ila
Part I: Waldmachen (Forest Legend)
Part II: Der Spielmann (The Minstrel)
Part III: Hochzeitsstuck (Wedding Piece)
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "The World Turns On Its Dark Side"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Man Has Measured The Heavens"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Is Evil Then Good?"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Now In Each Nation" - "When Shall The Userer's City Cease"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "I Have No Money For My Bread"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "How Can I Cherish My Man In Such Days...Steal Away"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "A Star Rises In Mid-Winter"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "And A Time Came"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "O My Son!"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "Nobody Knows The Trouble I See"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "The Boy Becomes Desperate In His Agony"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "They Took A Terrible Vengeance"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "Go Down, Moses"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "My Dreams Are All Shattered"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "What Have I Done To You, My Son?...O, By And By"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Cold Deepens"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Soul Of Man"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Words Of Wisdom Are These"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "I Would Know My Shadow And My Light"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "Deep River"
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
No. 1. Amphibolies I
No. 2. Dust to Dusk
No. 3. Cannot Cross
No. 4. Motetus absconditus
No. 5. Amphibolies II
No. 6. But Even Fire is Light
No. 7. Sometimes
No. 8. Anagrammatica
No. 9. Dew and Die
No. 10. Schein
No. 11. Dusts to Dusks
No. 12. Amphibolies II
No. 13. Salute
Prologue: Prais'd Be
I. Master of the Universe
II. Thy Covenant
III. Day of Wrath
Epilogue: Life and Joy
I. Overture
II. My story is about squirrels.
III. The squirrels all lived in a wood ...
IV. It was autumn ...
V. They also took with them ...
VI. The squirrels filled their little sacks ...
VII. But Nutkin, who had no respect ...
VIII. On the third day ...
IX. Oh, I've brought a present ...
X. On the fourth day ...
XI. I take no interest in riddles ...
XII. On the sixth day ...
XIII. But Nutkin was in his waistcoast pocket!!
XIV. I'm a red squirrel
Lord! I married me a wife
She's like the swallow
Lemady
Bonny at morn
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
The False Knight upon the Road
Bird Scarer's Song
Novaia Radost' (The Hymn of Joy)
Tzarevich
Stradanie 1
What Will You Do With All My Sorrows
Stradanie 2
And the Line Was Drawn
The Last Dream
Tot Kto
Act I Scene 1: My mind beats on (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 1: Who's that? (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 1: I have always kept a close watch over my development (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 2: Hey there, hey there, you! (Youths)
Act I Scene 2: Overture
Act I Scene 3: Ah Serenissima! (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 3: Mysterious gondola (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 4: We are delighted to greet the Signore (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 4: So I am led to Venice once again (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 4: The Lido is so charming, is it not? (Hotel Guests)
Act I Scene 4: How does such beauty come about? (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: The wind is from the West (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: Le bele fragole (Strawberry Seller)
Act I Scene 5: Ah, how peaceful to contemplate the sea (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 5: Adziu, Adziu! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 5: As one who strives to create beauty (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 6: Aou'! Stagando, aou'! (Gondolier)
Act I Scene 6: Naturally Signore, I understand (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 6: There you are, Signore, just in time (Hotel Porter)
Act I Scene 6: I am become like one of my early heroes (Aschenbach)
Act I Scene 6: A thousand apologies to the Signore (Hotel Manager)
Act I Scene 7: Beneath a dazzling sky the sea ... (Chorus of Hotel Guests)
Act I Scene 7: No boy, but Phoebus of the golden hair (Chorus)
Act I Scene 7: See where Hyacinthus plays (Chorus)
Act I Scene 7: Phaedrus learned what beauty is (Chorus)
Act II Scene 17: Ah, no! (Aschenbach)
Introduction
Act I Scene 1: Potage creme aux perles (Erika)
Act I Scene 1: No, I cannot understand why... (Vanessa)
Act I Scene 1: Must the winter come so soon? (Erika)
Act I Scene 1: Listen!... they are here (Erika)
Act I Scene 1: Do not utter a word, Anatol (Vanessa)
Act I Scene 1: Yes, I believe I shall love you (Anatol)
Act I Scene 1: Who are you? (Erika)
Act I Scene 2: And then? (Baroness)
Act I Scene 2: No, you are not as good a skater... (Vanessa)
Act I Scene 2: Under the willow tree (Doctor)
Act I Scene 2: Erika, I am so happy (Vanessa)
Act I Scene 2: Did you hear her? (Erika)
Act I Scene 2: Help, help! Save me from their talk (Anatol)
Act I Scene 2: Outside this house the world has changed (Anatol)
Act I Scene 2: Hurry now! (Vanessa)
Act I Scene 2: In Morning light let us rejoice (Chorus)
Act III Scene 2: To leave, to break, to find, to keep (Vanessa)
Act III Scene 2: Goodbye, be happy, Aunt Vanessa (Erika)
Act III Scene 2: No, I must never say that name again (Erika)
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Christ's Nativity
Sweet was the Song
Preparations
New Prince, New Pomp
Carol of King Cnut
Hashkiveinu
Hashkiveinu
Largo - Andante - Tempo di reel - Allegro - Presto -
quarter note = c. 60-63 -
Andante -
Tempo I [Largo] -
Hauls, Hauls of fish (Chorus)
Act I: Parados
Act I Scene 1: the First Poem of Reminiscence
Act I Scene I: First Act of Love - First Duet of Love
Act I Scene 1: First Passing Cloud
Act I Scene 1: First Structure of Decision
Act I Scene 1: First Ceremony
Act I Scene 1: First Love Duet
Act I Scene 1: First Song of Magic
Act I Scene 1: First Immortal Dance
Act I Scene 2: First Cry of Memory
Act I Scene 2: Second Passing Cloud
Act I Scene 2: Second Act of Love
Act I Scene 2: First Allegorical Flower of Reason
Act I Scene 2: First Look of Loneliness
Act I Scene 3: First Time Shift - First Human Lie
Act I Scene 3: First Whisper of Change (a)
Act I Scene 3: Second Ceremony - First Exchange
Act I Scene 3: First Song of Failure
Act I Scene 3: Second Immortal Dance
Act I Scene 3: First Hysterical Aria (a)
Act I Scene 3: Second Statement of Reason
Act I Scene 3: First Hysterical Aria (b)
Act I Scene 3: First Magic Formula
Act I Scene 3: First Hysterical Aria (c)
Act I Scene 3: First Shout of Gratitude
1. Getragen - Lebhaft. "Zündender Lichtblitz des Lebens"
2. Leicht bewegt "Kleiner Flügel Ahornsamen"
3. Ruhig "Tönen die seligen Saiten"
1. Sehr lebhaft - Ruhig "Schweigt auch die Welt"
2. Sehr verhalten "Sehr tief verhalten innerst Leben"
3. Sehr bewegt "Schöpfen aus Brunnen des Himmels"
4. Sehr lebhaft "Leichte Bürde der Bäume"
5. Sehr mässig "Feindselig ist das Wort"
1. "Weiß wie Lilien" Lebhaft, leicht und frei
2. "Ziehn die Schafe" Sehr gemächlich
Part I: Silence, darkness: In the beginning, before time
Part I: Representation of Chaos
Part I: Paradise
Part I: The Serpent
Part I: Catastrophe: The Implications of the Fall
Part I: Adam's Lament
Part I: The Lament of Mankind
Part II: Prediction
Part III: The Incarnation of the Logos
Part III: Cosmic Dance of the Resurrection: All is transfigured
Recitative: And they came to a place named Gethsemane (Tenor)
The Agony: Could ye not watch with Me one brief hour? (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative: And they laid their hands on Him (Tenor, Bass)
Processional to Calvary: Fling wide the Gates! For the Saviour waits (Tenor, Chorus)
Recitative: And when they were come (Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Divine Humiliation
Recitative: He made Himself of no reputation (Bass)
The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation (Tenor)
Recitative: And as Moses lifted up the serpent (Bass)
Chorus: God so loved the world
Hymn: Litany of the Passion
Recitative: Jesus said, Father, forgive them (Tenor, Chorus)
Duet: So Thou liftest Thy divine petition (Tenor, Bass)
Hymn: The Mystery of the Intercession
Recitative: And one of the malefactors (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Hymn: The Adoration of the Crucified
Recitative: When Jesus therefore saw His mother (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Recitative: Is it nothing to you? (Bass)
Chorus: The Appeal of the Crucified
Recitative: After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished (Tenor, Chorus)
Hymn: For the love of Jesus
1. Getragen - Lebhaft. "Zündender Lichtblitz des Lebens"
2. Leicht bewegt "Kleiner Flügel Ahornsamen"
3. Ruhig "Tönen die seligen Saiten"
1. Sehr lebhaft - Ruhig "Schweigt auch die Welt"
2. Sehr verhalten "Sehr tief verhalten innerst Leben"
3. Sehr bewegt "Schöpfen aus Brunnen des Himmels"
4. Sehr lebhaft "Leichte Bürde der Bäume"
5. Sehr mässig "Feindselig ist das Wort"
6. Sehr fliessend "Gelockert aus dem Schosse"
Gloria
Laudamus te
Domine Deus
Domine Fili unigenite
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Stabat Mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
O quam tristis
Quae moerebat
Quis eSt homo
Vidit suum
Eja Mater
Fac ut ardeat
Sancta Mater
Fac ut portem
Inflammatus et accensus
Quando corpus
1. "Weiß wie Lilien" Lebhaft, leicht und frei
2. "Ziehn die Schafe" Sehr gemächlich
"Ob rechts, ob links, vorwarts oder ruckwarts" (Gabriel, Chor)
"Ohne zu fragen?" (Chor, Gabriel)
"Gleichviel! Weiter!" (Gabriel, ein Berufener)
"Du bist immerhin zufrieden mit dir" (Gabriel, ein Aufruhrerischer)
"Dies Entweder und dies Oder" (Gabriel, ein Ringender)
"Gegen seinen und euren Willen" (Gabriel)
"Ich sollte nicht naher, denn ich verliere dabei" (Der Auserwahlte, Gabriel)
"Herr, verzeih meine Uberhebung!" (Der Monch, Gabriel)
"Herr, mein ganzes Leben lang" (Der Sterbende)
"Nahst du wieder dem Licht?" (Gabriel, Chor)
Grosses Symphonisches Zwischenspiel / Big Symphonic Interlude
Drei Volkslieder, Op. 49: Es gingen zwei Gespielen gut
Der Mai tritt ein mit Freuden
Mein Herz in steten Treuen
Zwei Kanons: Wenn der schwer Gedruckte klagt
O dass der Sinnen doch so viele sind!
Vier Stücke, Op. 27: Unentrinnbar
Du sollst nicht, du musst
Mond und Menschen
Der Wunsch des Liebhabers
Drei Satiren, Op. 28: Am Scheideweg
Vielseitigkeit
Der neue Klassizismus
Sechs Stücke, Op. 35: Hemmung
Gesetz
Ausdrucksweise
Gluck
Landsknechte
Verbundenheit


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