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 "Greensleeves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 21 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

    • 22:04
      Title: Dark Cloud
      Composer: Sims, Zoot
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Saxophone), Richie Kamuca, Jerome Richardson (Reeds), Ross Tompkins (Piano) Et Al
      Album: Hawthorne Nights - Zoot Sims, Pablo, OJCCD-830-2
      Duration: 4:24
    • 22:05
      Title: There Is Nothing Like Walking Home In The Snow
      Performer(s): Ciro Montanari (Tabla), Brian Fleming (Bodhran),
      Performer(s): Ciro Montanari (Tabla), Brian Fleming (Bodhran),, Mattu Dubh (Sarode), Pauli Smalls (Bass), Tom Portman (Dobro)
      Album: Worlds Colliding - Bahh Band, Salutation Records,
      Duration: 3:04
    • 22:08
      Title: Sheehy
      Composer: Macerlaine, Sean
      Performer(s): Sean Macerlaine (Clarinets, Electronics)
      Performer(s): Sean Macerlaine (Clarinets, Electronics)
      Album: A Slender Song, Ergodos, Ergodos ER16
      Duration: 3:52
    • 22:13
      Title: Violin Sonata No. 10 In G Major Op. 96 (2nd Movement) Adagio Espressivo
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin)
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin), John Novacek (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven / Ravel / Salonen / Grey / Messiaen: Recital - Leila Josefowicz, John Novacek - Disk 2, Warner Classics, 256461948-2
      Duration: 6:29
    • 22:19
      Title: Cello Sonata No.3 In A Major Op. 69 - Movement Iii - Adagio Cantabile
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Richard Hardwood (Cello)
      Performer(s): Richard Hardwood (Cello), Christoph Berner (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven, Chopin, Glazunov, Rubinstein, Offenbach, Popper: Cello Sonatas - Richard Hardwood, EMI, 094635964523
      Duration: 1:56
    • 22:23
      Title: Back In Time
      Composer: Doyle, Roger
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Music)
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Music), Voice Of Son Paavo
      Album: Chalant - Memento Mori, Psychonavigation, PSY 052
      Duration: 4:12
    • 22:27
      Title: Winter Wonderland
      Composer: Bernard / Smith
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocals)
      Album: The Very Best Of Christmas Jazz, Verve, 549 067-2
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:32
      Title: Ruins By The Shore
      Composer: Jones, Nic
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow, Gerry Diver (Multi-Oinstrumentalist)
      Album: The Hum, No Masters Co-Operative 2014, NMCD41
      Duration: 4:20
    • 22:37
      Title: Jerusalem
      Composer: Wood, Chris/Blake, William
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Neil Harland (Bass); Justin Mitchel (Hammond/Glugal Horn); Martin Butler (Piano)
      Album: None The Wiser, RUF Records, RUFCD013
      Duration: 4:41
    • 22:42
      Title: Nutcracker - Sugar Rum Cherry (Sugar Plum Fairy )
      Composer: Tchaikovsky Arr Ellington
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Album: Duke Ellington-Three Suites, Columbia, 4679132
      Duration: 3:08
    • 22:45
      Title: Crossing The Border
      Composer: Dorgan / Goodall
      Performer(s): Caitrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): The Boys Of Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford
      Album: Winter Lullabies - Howard Goodall, Classical Communications, CCL CDG1155
      Duration: 4:35
    • 22:50
      Title: In Christ There Is No East Or West
      Composer: Public Domain
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars)
      Album: Instrumentals - The Best Of The Capitol Years, Blue Note, 7243 5 42312 2 3
      Duration: 2:12
    • 22:52
      Title: Plozevet Pulse
      Composer: Sanders, Jon
      Performer(s): Jon Sanders (Guizouki/Ngoni;Tenor Uke Etc)
      Performer(s): Jon Sanders (Guizouki/Ngoni;Tenor Uke Etc), Brendan Power(Harmonica); Sam Hagmann (Trumpet/Flugel)
      Album: Zoukelele, Jon Sanders 2013, Ja Sanders Self Release
      Duration: 4:33
    • 22:57
      Title: O Holy Night
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Stan Kenton (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stan Kenton (Piano), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Stan Kenton: A Merry Christmas!, Capitol Jazz, 92601
      Duration: 2:10
    • 23:00
      Title: Have Mercy My God
      Composer: Lang, David/ Anderson, Hans Christian
      Performer(s): Ars Nova Copenhagen/Theatre Of Voices
      Performer(s): Ars Nova Copenhagen/Theatre Of Voices
      Album: The Little Match Girl Passion (2007)
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:05
      Title: Death Speaks 1; You Will Return
      Composer: Lang, David
      Performer(s): Shara Worden Aka My Brightest Diamond (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Shara Worden Aka My Brightest Diamond (Vocals), Nico Muhly (Piano); Bryce Dessner (Guitar)
      Album: Death Speaks
      Duration: 4:25
    • 23:11
      Title: Ye Honest Bridal Couple / Sonderho Bridal Trilogy - Part I
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Danish String Quartet
      Performer(s): Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, Frederik Oland (Violins), Asbjorn Norgaard (Viola), Frederik Schoyen Sjolin (Cello)
      Album: Wood Works, Dacapo, 8.226081
      Duration: 5:10
    • 23:16
      Title: Chinese Fake Away
      Composer: Heeboll, Kristine
      Performer(s): Trio Mio
      Performer(s): Peter Rosendal (Piano, Wurlitzer, Flugabone, Vocals), Kristine Heeboll (Violin, Vocals), Jens Ulvsand (Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals)
      Album: Grevinden / Countess / Grafin, Go Danish Folk Music, GO1514
      Duration: 5:14
    • 23:21
      Title: Joy To The World
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Bruce Cockburn (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bruce Cockburn (Guitar)
      Album: Christmas - Bruce Cockburn, Columbia, 474712 2
      Duration: 0:45
    • 23:22
      Title: Glass, Concrete And Stone
      Composer: Byrne, David
      Performer(s): David Byrne (Vocal)
      Performer(s): David Byrne (Vocal)
      Album: Grown Backwards, Nonesuch, 7559-79826-2
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:28
      Title: Fragments From "Kanon Pokajanen"
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
      Album: Arvo Part - Symphony No.4, ECM, ECM 2160 476 3957
      Duration: 14:50
    • 23:43
      Title: I Can't Get Started
      Composer: Duke / Gershwin
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpets)
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpets), Oscar Peterson (Piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Louis Bellson (Drums)
      Album: Roy And Diz, Verve, 314 521 647-2
      Duration: 10:59
    • 23:56
      Title: Willie Of Winsbury (Child 100)
      Composer: Trad Adapted Sir Francis James Child
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars), Jefferson Hamer (Vocals, Guitar); Viktor Krauss (Bass); Tim Lauer (Accordion); Brittany Haas (Fiddle)
      Album: Child Ballads, Wilderland Records, Wilder002
      Duration: 5:51
    • 00:01
      Title: Appalachia Waltz
      Composer: O Connor, Mark
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) Edgar Meyer (Bass) Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) Edgar Meyer (Bass) Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Album: Heartland An Appalachian Anthology, Sony Music Entertainment, SK89683
      Duration: 5:50
    • 00:08
      Title: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor' (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Piano), London Classical Players
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: CDC7499652), EMI, CDC7499652
      Duration: 5:47
    • 00:14
      Title: Ter, Vor I Mej Le-Rinn (Lord, Who Makes The Spring Run From The Mountain Stones)
      Composer: Sharafyan, Vache
      Performer(s): The Hilliard Ensemble
      Performer(s): The Hilliard Ensemble
      Album: In Search of the Miraculous, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS1301
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:18
      Title: At The End Of The Day
      Composer: Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Heidi Talbot (Vocal/Ukulele)
      Performer(s): Heidi Talbot (Vocal/Ukulele), John Mccusker (Fiddle), Ian Carr (Guitar), Ewen Vernal (Bass/Piano), Donald Shaw (Organ), Roy Dodds (Drums)
      Album: The Last Star - Heidi Talbot, Navigator Records, Navigation 043
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:22
      Title: No End
      Composer: Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal / Piano)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal / Piano)
      Album: The Music Weaver, Universal / Island, 530 725-9
      Duration: 7:35
    • 00:30
      Title: Escondido
      Composer: Maupin, Bennie
      Performer(s): Bennie Maupin (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Michal Tokaj (Piano), Michal Baranski (Bass), Lukasz Zyta (Drums)
      Album: Early Reflections - Bennie Maupin Quartet, Cryptogramophone, CG1137
      Duration: 7:46
    • 00:38
      Title: Rosemary's Baby
      Composer: Komeda, Krzysztof
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion), Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:45
      Title: In Dir Ist Freude
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Letizia Romiti (Organ)
      Performer(s): Letizia Romiti (Organ)
      Album: Bach - Christmas Organ Music, Elegia, ELEORG026
      Duration: 1:54
    • 00:46
      Title: O Pulcherimma Mulierum
      Composer: Plummer, John
      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: 3:17
    • 00:50
      Title: Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Hideyo Moriya / Paul Richards / Bert Lams, Calfornia Guitar Trio
      Album: California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album, inside out, 693723654225
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:56
      Title: Oliver
      Composer: Smith, John
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar)
      Album: John Smith: Map or Direction, John Smith, JSCD02
      Duration: 3:05

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