From the Library: Vocal Magic

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by Elrik Merlin on Monday, 15 February, 2010

In today’s programme, Elrik Merlin presents a selection of music for the human voice, from Mediæval times to the present. Both secular and a little sacred music is included, so today’s show will be quite varied, including troubadour songs, Renaissance choral works, traditional English folk-songs sung by artists like the King’s Singers, and modern works such as those of Karl Jenkins, Libera, and Donna McKevitt’s haunting settings of Derek Jarman’s poetry.

The programme focuses primarily on lesser-known works and on smaller vocal ensembles, rather than either solo or large-scale performances, but examples of both are also included.

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme now at — or click here to link straight to your player if your browser is set up to do so. Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.


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