Widor, Tavener, Langlais, Part

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01Performance on 320100121

01Performance on 320100121

St Giles' Church, in London's Barbican, is one of only a few such places in this country which can boast two complete and well-equipped organs in the same building - unlike some Continental countries, especially France, where it's much more common. In this live Performance on 3, the BBC Singers and David Hill explore some of the sacred repertoire which makes use of these musical resources - including two splendidly exuberant settings of the mass by French composers, Arvo Part's setting of a plainsong hymn, and the first performance of a new piece by BBC Singers' new Associate Composer, Gabriel Jackson. In addition, solo works for two organs by two 20th-century masters of the instrument, and motets for double choir. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

C-M Widor: Surrexit a mortuis (op 23/3)

John Tavener: Two Hymns to the Mother of God

Jean Langlais: Esquisses Gothiques no 3

Jean Langlais: Messe Solennelle

Gabriel Jackson: He maketh his angels spirits (BBC commission, world premiere)

Petr Eben: Mutationes, final movement

Arvo Part: Statuit ei Dominus

Bob Chilcott: Into God's Call

Thierry Escaich: Grande Messe solennelle

Stephen Disley and Iain Farrington organs

BBC Singers

David Hill conductor.

02 LASTPerformance on 320100121

02 LASTPerformance on 320100121

St Giles' Church, in London's Barbican, is one of only a few such places in this country which can boast two complete and well-equipped organs in the same building - unlike some Continental countries, especially France, where it's much more common. In this live Performance on 3, the BBC Singers and David Hill explore some of the sacred repertoire which makes use of these musical resourses - including two splendidly exuberant settings of the mass by French composers, Arvo Part's setting of a plainsong hymn, and the first performance of a new piece by BBC Singers' new Associate Composer, Gabriel Jackson. In addition, solo works for two organs by two 20th-century masters of the instrument, and motets for double choir. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

C-M Widor: Surrexit a mortuis (op 23/3)

John Tavener: Two Hymns to the Mother of God

Jean Langlais: Esquisses Gothiques no 3

Jean Langlais: Messe Solennelle

Gabriel Jackson: He maketh his angels spirits (BBC commission, world premiere)

Petr Eben: Mutationes, final movement

Arvo Part: Statuit ei Dominus

Bob Chilcott: Into God's Call

Thierry Escaich: Grande Messe solennelle

Stephen Disley and Iain Farrington organs

BBC Singers

David Hill conductor.