BBC Proms 2019 Proms at Holy Sepulchre London 01 (320kbps .mp3)
BBC Singers and Sofi Jeannin perform Benjamin Britten's Sacred and Profane, Judith Weir's Missa del Cid and Joanna Lee's At this man’s hand.
01. William Walton - Where does the uttered music go?
01a. General introduction to BBC Proms 2019 Proms at Holy Sepulchre London 01
02. Benjamin Britten - Sacred and Profane
02a. Introduction to Britten’s Sacred and Profane
03. John Ireland - The Holy Boy
04. Thea Musgrave - Rorate coeli
05. Elizabeth Maconchy - A Hymn to God the Father (from Donne)
05a. Introduction to Maconchy and Vaughan Williams
06. Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-for-truth
07. Helena Paish - Twilight
07a. Introduction to Paish
08. Judith Weir - Missa del Cid
08a. Introduction to Weir’s Missa del Cid
09. Joanna Lee - At this man’s hand (BBC commission: world premiere)
09a. Introduction to Lee’s At this man’s hand
Sofi Jeannin, conductor
The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin take the Proms to the ‘Musicians’ Church’, Holy Sepulchre London (aka St Sepulchure-without-Newgate), where Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood first learnt the organ and was later laid to rest.
This varied conspectus of 20th-century English choral music opens with the setting of lines by the then Poet Laureate, John Masefield, that Walton composed for the unveiling of the church’s Henry Wood memorial window in 1946, and is brought up to date with a new commission by Joanna Lee, At this man’s hand, setting the verse by Masefield that is inscribed on the window itself.
Live from The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Holborn, London.
Presented by Ian Skelly.
Broadcast: 17 August 2019