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    Coming up on Thursday's programme...

    Dec 18; Thursday's Blue inches closer to Christmas and so we include a few more Seasonal extract from  A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten (pictured); a French Carol or two; The Eaken Piano Trio perform some Christmas Classics; Bert Jansch gets into the festive spirit and a Rutter arrangement wont go astray; aside from the Festive...we have Chamber music by Howard Skempton; Celli Monighetti play Alexander Knaifel; a new version of Strange Fruit by the band called Strange Fruit; a Mozart Andante for Oboe and Orchestra; Betty Carter sings of a Lonely House, Sinatra sings for Only the Lonely and we'll hear something from Sasha Siem - a British-Norwegian singer-songwriter and composer; there's also more from The Hilliard Ensemble (see Blue Tunes below); For these and much more... join Carl at 10

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 18 December 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    The Hilliard Ensemble hang up their music stands next week after 40 remarkable years. Hear their latest "Il Cor Tristo" as well as their ECM back catalogue on Blue this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    The Hilliard Ensemble; December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including their latest Transeamus.  They hang up their music stands at year’s end after 4 remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of their masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation..




    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Close To You -- Not Available
      Composer: Bacharach / David
      Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal), Radio String Quartet Vienna, Bernie Mallinger (Violin), Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Cynthia Liao (Viola)
      Album: Calling You - Rigmor Gustafsson, ACT Records, 9722-2
      Duration: 4:16
    • 22:05
      Title: Cherry Tree Carol/Yuleogy
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Belshazzar's Feast
      Performer(s): Belshazzar's Feast
      Album: Frost Bites
      Duration: 7:38
    • 22:13
      Title: Winter Wonderland -- Winter Wonderland
      Composer: Bernard/Bullard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Eaken Piano Trio
      Album: Home For The Holidays, Hump Head, HUMP170
      Duration: 1:49
    • 22:16
      Title: This Little Babe
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus
      Album: A Family Christmas, Signum Classics, SIGCD202
      Duration: 1:28
    • 22:18
      Title: Blessing -- Blessing
      Composer: Weill, Kurt
      Performer(s): Rivka Golani (Viola)
      Performer(s): Rivka Golani (Viola), 48 Violas
      Album: Baby Cello - soothing music from 24 cellos, Cala Records, CACD0116
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:24
      Title: Street Scene - What Good Would The Moon Be
      Composer: Weill, Kurt
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Langston Hughes (Lyrics), Palast Orchester
      Album: Charming Weill - Dance Band Arrangements, BMG Classics, 09026635132
      Duration: 4:32
    • 22:28
      Title: No Amnesty
      Composer: Kelehan, Noel
      Performer(s): Noel Kelehan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Noel Kelehan (Piano), Michael Buckley (Sax), Peter Ainscough (Drums), Michael Coady (Bass)
      Album: Noel Kelehan-A Celebration, RTE
      Duration: 5:15
    • 22:36
      Title: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)
      Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04), la dolce vita, LDV 04
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:40
      Title: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
      Composer: Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane / Truman Bullard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): John Eaken (Violin) Nancy Bun (Cello) Gloria Whitney (Piano), Eaken Piano Trio
      Album: Home for the Holidays, Naxos, 8.554099
      Duration: 2:56
    • 22:44
      Title: La Gora Di Mulino
      Composer: Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Simon Blendis (Violin), Douglas Patterson (Viola)
      Performer(s): Simon Blendis (Violin), Douglas Patterson (Viola), Jane Salmon (Cello), William Howard (Piano)
      Album: A White Room Commissions from The Schubert Ensemble's Chamber Music 2000 Project (Recordno:NMCD075), NMC Recordings, NMCD075
      Duration: 1:39
    • 22:45
      Title: O, Comforter
      Composer: Knaifel, Alexander
      Performer(s): Celli Monighetti
      Performer(s): Celli Monighetti
      Album: Metamorphoses, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS1202
      Duration: 5:20
    • 22:53
      Title: Kind Man's Kiss
      Composer: Siem, Sasha
      Performer(s): Sasha Siem (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Sasha Siem (Vocals)
      Album: So Polite EP, Gearbox Records, GB1511
      Duration: 1:32
    • 22:54
      Title: Evensong: Tallinn
      Composer: Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars)
      Album: At The End Of Time, Discipline Global Mobile / Panegyric, DGM0701
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:03
      Title: River
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Hits, Reprise, 9 46326-2
      Duration: 4:03
    • 23:07
      Title: La Noel Passee
      Composer: Anon
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ensemble Instrumental D'Ile-De-France, Chorale Franco-Allemande De Paris
      Album: Noels De France ~~ C253408, Bnl, 112757
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:11
      Title: Silent Night
      Composer: Gruber, Franz
      Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano)
      Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3 Organ)
      Album: Jazz Christmas Party, Warner Bros, 9362-46793-2
      Duration: 5:52
    • 23:19
      Title: Song To The Moon
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
      Album: Opera Arias - Anna Netrebko / Vienna Philharmonic / Noseda, Deutsche Grammophon, 4777566
      Duration: 5:07
    • 23:24
      Title: In The Bleak Midwinter -- In The Bleak Midwinter
      Composer: Drake, Harold
      Performer(s): Kieran Tully (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Kieran Tully (Tenor), Andrew Johnstone (Organ), The Mornington Singers
      Album: Noel: Live from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, The Mornington Singers, Mornington Singers
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:30
      Title: Ciaran's Tune
      Composer: Donnelly, Donal
      Performer(s): Donal Donnelly (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Donal Donnelly (Fiddle), Donnacha Moynihan (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Album: Tremolo -- CDDDT 00321, Donal Donnelly Tremolo, CDDDT 00321
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:34
      Title: Sal Del Mar
      Composer: Gonzalez, Lucas
      Performer(s): Bully's Acre
      Performer(s): Robbie Harris (Percussion); Lucas Gonzalez (Guitar); Peter Browne (Accordion)
      Album: The Twelve Pins, Big Beat Box 2014, BBM 002
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:38
      Title: Iraklio
      Composer: Garcia-Fons, Renaud
      Performer(s): Renaud García-Fons (Bowed Dbl Bass, Udu)
      Performer(s): Renaud García-Fons (Bowed Dbl Bass, Udu), Claire Antonini (Tar, Lute, Bouzouki), Bruno Sansalone (Clarinet)
      Album: Méditerranées - Renaud García-Fons, Enja, ENJ-9563 2
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:43
      Title: Maria : Ab Molt Ser
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Album: Harmonie Universelle 2 ~~ PD OB, Aliavox, AV9839
      Duration: 1:18
    • 23:44
      Title: St. Thomas Honour We
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): The Hilliard Ensemble
      Performer(s): David James (Countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Steve Harrold (Tenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone)
      Album: Transeamus, ECM New Series, 2408 418 1106
      Duration: 3:19
    • 23:50
      Title: Rag
      Composer: Frisell, Bill
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar)
      Album: The Best of Bill Frisell Vol 1 - Folk Songs, Nonesuch Records, 7559798633
      Duration: 4:08
    • 23:54
      Title: Painted From Memory
      Composer: Bacharach / Costello
      Performer(s): Cassandra Wilson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Cassandra Wilson (Vocals), Bill Frisell (Guitars)
      Album: The Sweetest Punch, Decca, 559 865-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:00
      Title: Alex
      Composer: Punch Brothers / Garrison
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Vocals, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Vocals, Mandolin), Chris Eldridge (Gtr), Paul Kowert (Bs), Noam Pikelny (Banjo), Gabe Witcher (Fiddle)
      Album: Antifogmatic - Punch Brothers, Nonesuch, 7559 79805 7
      Duration: 4:59
    • 00:06
      Title: Siete Potencias (Bu Kantu)
      Composer: Fonseca, Roberto
      Performer(s): Roberto Fonseca (Piano)
      Performer(s): Roberto Fonseca (Piano), Mayra Andrade (Vocal); Omar Gonzalez (Bass); Ramses Rodrigues (Drums); Joel Hierrezuelo (Percussion)
      Album: Akokan, Enja, ENJ-9534 2
      Duration: 5:11
    • 00:11
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano In E Minor K.304 (2nd Movement) Tempo Di Minuetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin)
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin), Natalie Zhu (Piano)
      Album: Mozart: Violin Sonatas - Hilary Hahn / Zhu, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 557-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:18
      Title: In The Bleak Midwinter -- In The Bleak Midwinter
      Composer: Holst, Gustav/Rossetti, C./Arr. Jansch
      Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Best Christmas Album In The World... Ever!, Virgin Records, 7243 8 42320 23
      Duration: 2:23
    • 00:20
      Title: Cherry Tree Carol
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Joan Baez (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Joan Baez (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Voice of the People
      Duration: 3:33
    • 00:24
      Title: The Blue Of The Night
      Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne; Somsen, Jasper
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp); Jasper Somsen (Dbl Bass)
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp); Jasper Somsen (Dbl Bass)
      Album: Private Recording
      Duration: 5:36
    • 00:31
      Title: When The Night Comes Falling
      Composer: Mcgowan, Carol Anne
      Performer(s): Carol Anne Mcgown (Vocals/Instruments)
      Performer(s): Carol Anne Mcgown (Vocals/Instruments)
      Album: Àrtist Private Collection
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:35
      Title: Ma Ma Fc
      Composer: Sissoko, Ballake
      Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute)
      Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute), Vincent Segal (Cello)
      Album: Chamber Music, Songlines, NOF 532
      Duration: 5:13
    • 00:40
      Title: Lullaby
      Composer: Reed, Preston
      Performer(s): Preston Reed (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Preston Reed (Guitar)
      Album: In Here Out There, Outer Bridge 2013, Outer Bridge OB1007
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:45
      Title: Suite From The Fairy Queen - Prelude Rondeau
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Piers Adams (Recorder) Julia Bishop (Violin) Angela East (Cello) Howard Beach (Harpsichord), Red Priest
      Album: Nightmare in Venice / Vivaldi, Corelli, LeStrange and others, Dorian Recordings, DOR90305
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:55
      Title: One For My Baby
      Composer: Arlen/Mercer
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra
      Album: Sings For Only The Lonely, Capitol, CDP7484712
      Duration: 4:20

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