From the Library: Vocal Magic

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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 10 October, 2012

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.

And don’t forget to join us for The Black Mass — our series of classic radio drama featuring the most chilling tales in literature — at 11am or 7pm Pacific (19:00 or 03:00 UK time) — see separate entry.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:



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