From the Library: Baroque e Nuovo

Today’s pro­gramme com­pris­es a wide selec­tion of music from the Baroque peri­od and a selec­tion of mod­ern pieces too – today fea­tur­ing Edin­burgh-born com­pos­er Stu­art Mitchel­l’s evoca­tive Sev­en Won­ders Suite for Choir and Orches­tra, in which each sec­tion evokes a dif­fer­ent Won­der of the Ancient World.

These were: The Colos­sus of Rhodes, the Great Pyra­mid at Giza, the Hang­ing Gar­dens of Baby­lon. the Light­house at Alexan­dria, the Mau­soleum at Hali­car­nas­sus, the Stat­ue of Zeus at Olympia, and the Tem­ple of Artemis at Eph­esus. Each piece beau­ti­ful­ly evokes the atmos­phere of these ancient sites. Today, only the Great Pyra­mid still exists.

In addi­tion we will be play­ing an exten­sive selec­tion of Baroque works rang­ing from Bach and Hän­del to the stun­ning South Amer­i­can baroque pieces uncov­ered by the group Ex Cathe­dra, and includ­ing a few of the David Rees-Williams Tri­o’s beau­ti­ful jazz-influ­enced ren­der­ings of works by Pur­cell, Bach and oth­ers.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. Today’s pro­gramme was pro­duced by Elrik Mer­lin.

You can lis­ten now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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