The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Dec 21. Tonight, we'll listen to a rare vocal turn by Zoot Sims; Beethoven for violin and cello; Galway's Bahh Band; Mark O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" re-invented by Duke Ellington; a text Theo Dorgan (pictured) wrote for a choral work by Howard Goodall; clarinettist (and more besides) Sean MacErlaine from "A Slender Song"; a selection from Jon Sanders' "Zoukelele" CD; organist Letizia Romiti performs a work by Bach; Nic Jones material, tackled by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow; another selection from the latest Hilliard Ensemble CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); and "Greensleves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 20 December 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    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 -

    Hilliard Ensemble: December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including the latest recording "Transeamus".  It hang ups its music stands at year’s end after four remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of the Hilliards' masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation.

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Paul Hillier; and Heresy Record's The Wexford Carols - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary is joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:38
      Title: Do'n Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (That Night In Bethlehem)
      Composer: Carr / Devlin / Fean / Lockheart / O'Connor
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Album: Nollaig- Essential irish Christmas, All Media Entertainment, CACD9903
      Duration: 3:27
    • 22:46
      Title: Aminata Santoro
      Composer: Diabate, Toumani
      Performer(s): Toumani Diabate (Kora)
      Performer(s): Toumani Diabate (Kora), Keletigui Diabate (Balafon); Bassekou Kouyate (Ngoni)
      Album: The Best Of Toumani Diabate, Palm Pictures, Hncd1462
      Duration: 6:43
    • 22:52
      Title: Bluesology
      Composer: Jackson, Milt
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (Vibes), Barry Green (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (Vibes), Barry Green (Piano), Matt Ridley (Dbl Bass), Steve Brown (Drums)
      Album: MJQ Celebration, King's Gambit Records, KGR 001
      Duration: 6:27
    • 23:01
      Title: Konzertmusik For Solo Viola & Chamber Orchestra (1st Part, 2nd Movement)
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
      Performer(s): Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
      Performer(s): Tabea Zimmermann (Viola), Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin
      Album: Hindemith - Complete Viola Works: Vol I, Myrios Classics, MYR010
      Duration: 7:07
    • 23:14
      Title: Christ Made A Trance
      Composer: Trad Arr Carthy, M
      Performer(s): Waterson:Carthy {Martin Carthy (Vox/Guitar), Eliza Carthy(Vox/Fiddle/Mandolin), Norma Waterson(Vox)}
      Performer(s): Waterson:Carthy {Martin Carthy (Vox/Guitar), Eliza Carthy(Vox/Fiddle/Mandolin), Norma Waterson(Vox)}, Tim Van Eyken(Vox/Melodeons); The Devil's Interval (Jim Causley, Emily Portman,Lauren Mccormick)
      Album: Holy Heathens and The Old Green Man, Topic Records, TSDL 562
      Duration: 2:37
    • 23:17
      Title: Dear Lord
      Composer: Coltrane, John
      Performer(s): Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
      Performer(s): David Kikoski (Piano), Randy Brecker (Trumpet), Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
      Album: American Adventure - Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, STS018
      Duration: 12:29
    • 23:31
      Title: Sonate De Requiem (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Greif, Olivier
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello), Pascal Amoyel (Piano), Antje Weithaas (Violin)
      Album: Olivier Grief - Sonata de Requiem, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501900
      Duration: 6:43
    • 23:38
      Title: Study Xi
      Composer: Dwyer, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benjamin Dwyer (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Benjamin Dwyer (Guitar)
      Album: Irish Guitar Works, El Cortijo, El Cortijo 00010
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:41
      Title: Reverie
      Composer: Larue / Siniavine
      Performer(s): Jean Sablon (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jean Sablon (Vocals)
      Album: J'Attendrai, Le Chant Du Monde, 274 1871
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:45
      Title: Play It Sam - Play As Time Goes By
      Composer: Hupfeld, Herman
      Performer(s): Dooley Wilson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Dooley Wilson (Piano), Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart (Dialogue), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Casablanca - OST, Turner, 724382350224
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:49
      Title: Pourtant
      Composer: Chedid / Monnet
      Performer(s): Cyrille Aimée (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard, Guilherme Monteiro (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: It's a Good Day, Mack Avenue, MAC 1087
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:54
      Title: Like Lisa
      Composer: Schwab, Claudia
      Performer(s): Claudia Schwab (Fiddles, Harmonium, Voice, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Seamie O'Dowd (Guitar), Marti Tarn (Bass), Eamonn Cagney (Djembe, Cymbals, Congas, Percussion)
      Album: Amber Sands, Self Release, AM212
      Duration: 6:23
    • 00:04
      Title: Il Pleure Dans Mon Coeur
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Philippe Graffin (Violin)
      Performer(s): Philippe Graffin (Violin), Clair Desert (Piano)
      Album: In The Shade of the Forests - Philippe Graffin / Clair Desert, Avie, AV2059
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:05
      Title: Marvel Not Joseph
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): 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: 4:45
    • 00:11
      Title: Breaks
      Composer: Friedrich, Jurgen
      Performer(s): Hayden Chisholm (Alto Saxophone), Achim Kaufmann (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hayden Chisholm (Alto Saxophone), Achim Kaufmann (Piano), John Hollenbeck (Drums), John Hébert (Bass), Sequenza String Orchestra
      Album: Monosuite For String Orchestra And Improvisers, Pirouet Records, PIT3064
      Duration: 2:16
    • 00:13
      Title: Blue Moon
      Composer: Rodgers/Hart
      Performer(s): Mel Torme
      Performer(s): Mel Torme
      Album: The Michael Parkinson Collection, Universal, 9811787
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:16
      Title: Beatrice
      Composer: Bacalov, Luis
      Performer(s): Orchestra Sinfonietta Di Roma
      Performer(s): Orchestra Sinfonietta Di Roma
      Album: Il Postino, Mirimax Records, 162029-2
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:21
      Title: The Hills Of Templeglantine / Táimse Im Chodladh / Tell Her I Am
      Composer: Buckley, John
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute)
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute), Andreja Malir (Harp), Noel Eccles (Percussion), Dublin String Quartet
      Album: Irish Melodies - William Dowdall, Celestial Harmonies, 13254-2
      Duration: 7:00
    • 00:29
      Title: Oslo / Norwegian Mazurka
      Composer: Irvine / Traditional
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocal, Mandola)
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocal, Mandola), Annbjorg Lien (Hardanger Fiddles), Lillebjorn Nilsen (Guitar)
      Album: Abocurragh,, AK-3
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:34
      Title: Elegiac Melodies - Last Spring
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Grieg: Cello Concerto, ASV, CD DCA 1176
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:39
      Title: Procedentem Sponsum
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Saxophone), Hilliard Ensemble
      Album: Officium, ECM, ECM New Series 1525
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:43
      Title: Fall
      Composer: Saariaho, Kaija
      Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp)
      Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp)
      Album: Mirrors of Earth: Soundtrack, Dublin Sound Lab, Dublin Sound Lab Promo
      Duration: 5:27
    • 00:48
      Title: Ismael
      Composer: Bialas, Sylwia
      Performer(s): The Sirkis / Bialas International Quartet
      Performer(s): Sylwia Bialas (Vocals), Asaf Sirkis (Drums), Frank Harrison (Keyboards), Patrick Bettison (Chromatic Harmonica, Bass)
      Album: Come To Me, Self Release, SBPQ004
      Duration: 7:58
    • 00:56
      Title: Blowin' In The Wind
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Witmark Demos: 1962 - 1964 (2-CD), Columbia / Legacy, 88897 76179 2
      Duration: 2:38

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