Vocal Magic

In today’s pro­gramme, we present a selec­tion of music for the human voice, from Mediæ­val times to the present. And we are fea­tur­ing two albums fea­tur­ing superb vocal­ists: Rumer’s This Girl’s In Love (A Bacharach & David Song­book) and Alexan­der Armstrong’s Upon A Dif­fer­ent Shore.

Both sec­u­lar and a lit­tle sacred music is includ­ed, so today’s show will be quite var­ied, rang­ing between trou­ba­dour songs, Renais­sance choral works, tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish folk-songs sung by artists like the King’s Singers and Coope Boyes & Simp­son, and mod­ern works such as those of Karl Jenk­ins, Lib­era, The Swingle Singers, The Car­pen­ters, 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.


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. If you are in the Unit­ed States or Cana­da, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. 

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