In the 100th anniversary year of Paul Robeson's birth, the final segment from this program prominently features songs performed by Paul Robeson a towering, prodigiously talented figure of the 20th century. Not only was Robeson an exceptionally popular singer and actor, he also had great academic, athletic, and humanitarian recognition.
In the second hour, the 25th anniversary of the Tallis Scholars' first performance is observed with a selection from a commemorative release, Live in Oxford.
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Einojuhani Rautavaara: Angel of light (Symphony no. (CD: Rautavaara: VII) Angel of Light) (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Kari Jussila, organ; Leif Segerstam) Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (CD: R. Strauss: Till (Staatskapelle Dresden; / Metamorphosen / Herbert Blomstedt) Tod und Verklarung)
Josquin de Près: Gaude Virgo (CD: Live in Oxford) (The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips) William Mundy: Adolescentulus sum ego (CD: Live in Oxford) (The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips) Herbert Howells: Te Deum (Collegium Regale) (CD: A Celebration (Choir of King's College, of Herbert Howells) Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury) Robert Beaser: Psalm 150 (CD: Divine Grandeur) (New York Concert Singers; Judith Clurman) Judith Shatin: Adonai Roi (CD: Divine Grandeur) (New York Concert Singers; Judith Clurman) Alexander Scriabin: Sonata no. 9, op. 68 (CD: Scriabin: Piano (Robert Taub, piano) Sonatas 1, 6, & 9) H. Boulton & A. C. MacLeod: The Skye boat song (arr. H. (CD: Early One Morning) Statham) (Choir of New College, Oxford; Edward Higginbottom) Benjamin Britten: The ballad of Little Musgrave and (CD: Bushes and Briars: Lady Barnard Vaughan Williams / (Baccholian Singers of London) Holst / Elgar) Peter Warlock (arr.): The Lady's birthday (CD: Bushes and Briars: (Baccholian Singers of London) Vaughan Williams / Holst / Elgar)
W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan: A wandering minstrel (CD: A Gilbert & (from The Mikado) Sullivan Gallery) (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company) W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan: As someday it may (CD: A Gilbert & happen (from The Mikado) Sullivan Gallery) (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company) W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan (arr. Darryl Runswick): (CD: The King's Patter matter Singers: Here's (The King's Singers) a Howdy Do) François Couperin: Le Parnasse, ou L'Apothéose de (CD: Couperin: Corelli Apothéoses de (Alison Bury, Elizabeth Willcock, Lully, Corelli) violins; Richard Campbell, cello; Alastair Ross, harpsichord) John Henry (CD: The Odyssey (Paul Robeson; Sonny Terry, of Paul Robeson) harmonica; Brownie McGee, guitar) Song of the Warsaw ghetto rebellion (CD: The Legendary (Paul Robeson) Moscow Concert) C. H. H. Parry: Jerusalem (CD: Paul Robeson: (Paul Robeson) Ballad for Americans) Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode to Joy (CD: The Odyssey (Paul Robeson; Bruno Raikin, piano) of Paul Robeson) Chinese children's song (CD: The Odyssey (Paul Robeson) of Paul Robeson) Beloved city (CD: The Legendary (Paul Robeson) Moscow Concert) Hasidic chant (CD: The Odyssey (Paul Robeson) of Paul Robeson) Shenandoah (arr. Robert DeCormier) (CD: Paul Robeson: (Paul Robeson; American Peoples Ballad for Americans) Chorus; Nathaniel Shilkret) Hammerstein & Kern: Ol' man river (CD: The Odyssey (Paul Robeson; Lawrence Brown, piano) of Paul Robeson)
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