Vocal Magic

In today’s pro­gramme, we present a selec­tion of music fea­tur­ing 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, 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.

Then lat­er today, join us at 2pm Pacific/10pm in the UK for The Grove, our month­ly New Age Music show, brought to you live from The Grove at Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life. And don’t miss Where’ve You Been?, our series on places to vis­it and things to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid — noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm and mid­night in the UK (see sep­a­rate entry).

“Peters­field Cham­ber Choir 004” by dom archer is licensed under CC BY 2.0