The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Dec 20. Tonight, Eamonn links an elegiac melody by Edvard Grieg; part of an American adventure by the Scottish Jazz Orchestra; sarod-player Soumik Datta; original music for the guitar by Benjamin Dwyer; harpist-cum-Queen's University graduate Cliona Doris; violinist-cum-Irish resident Claudia Schwab; jazz singer Cyrille Aimée (pictured); kora-player Toumani Diabaté; an MJQ celebration of sorts from Jim Hart, Barry Green et al;  we listen to new Hilliard Ensemble (see BLUE TUNES, below); and Horslips reflect on that night in Bethlehem. 10:40pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 19 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.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Hu-Ta-Nay
      Composer: Harrison, Donald
      Performer(s): Dr. John (Vocals & Piano)
      Performer(s): Dr. John (Vocals & Piano), Donald Harrison Sr. (Vocals), Donald Harrison Jr. (Sax), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano), Phil Bowler (Bass), Carl Allen
      Album: Dr. John and the Donald Harison Band: Funky New Orleans, Union Square, METRCD002
      Duration: 6:17
    • 22:09
      Title: Oceanview
      Composer: Carswell, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Carswell (Guitar/ Vocals)
      Performer(s): Nick Carswell (Guitar/ Vocals), The Elective Orchestra
      Album: Nick Carswell & The Elective Orchestra: The Word, Promo Copy, Promo Copy
      Duration: 4:48
    • 22:16
      Title: Magnificat
      Composer: Godar, Vladimir
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Voice)
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Voice), Milos Valent (Violin, Viola); Dusan Bill (Chorus Master), Solamente Naturali, Bratislava Conservatory Choir
      Album: Vladimir Godar: Mater, ECM, 1985 4765689
      Duration: 9:42
    • 22:26
      Title: Tiergarten
      Composer: Rufus Wainwright
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright
      Album: The Best of Rufus Wainwright - Vibrate, Decca, 3765155
      Duration: 3:26
    • 22:30
      Title: Movement Seventeen
      Composer: Wesseltoft/Schwarz
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Keyboards, Percussion), Henrik Schwarz (Computer, Percussion), Dan Berglund (Dbl Bass)
      Performer(s): Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg
      Album: Trialogue - Wesseltoft Schwarz Berglund, Jazzland Recordings, 060253786601
      Duration: 7:18
    • 22:41
      Title: Chelsea Bridge -- The Soul Of Ben Webster
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Art Farmer (Trumpet), Harold Ashby (Tenor Sax), Jimmy Jones (Piano), Mundell Lowe (Guitar) Et Al
      Album: The Soul Of Ben Webster (2-CD), Verve, 527 475-2
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:44
      Title: Come Down From The Moor
      Composer: O'Hooley, Belinda/ Tidow, Heidi
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow, Gerry Diver (Multi-Oinstrumentalist)
      Album: The Hum, No Masters Co-Operative 2014, NMCD41
      Duration: 4:58
    • 22:49
      Title: Jingle Bells
      Composer: Pd Arr Fleck/Coffin/Wooten/Lemonte/Ensemble
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Album: Jingle All The Way, Rounder, 1166106162
      Duration: 3:25
    • 22:53
      Title: Memories Of Paris
      Composer: Petruciani, Michel
      Performer(s): Christian Jacob (Piano)
      Performer(s): Christian Jacob (Piano), Trey Henry (Bass), Ray Brinker (Drums)
      Album: Contradictions - The Christian Jacob Trio, Wilder Jazz, 0601
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:58
      Title: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul
      Composer: Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): The Oxford Choir
      Performer(s): The Oxford Choir
      Album: Choral Highlights 2012, Oxford, MCDCHOR12
      Duration: 2:48
    • 23:02
      Title: Piano Sonata No.7 Ii. Andante Caloroso
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
      Performer(s): Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
      Album: Yulianna Avdeeva - piano (2-CD), Mirare, MIR 252
      Duration: 6:21
    • 23:09
      Title: Someone Webster
      Composer: Macaulay, Iain
      Performer(s): Iain Macaulay (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Iain Macaulay (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Daylight, Iain Macaulay, Private Issue
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:13
      Title: The Promise
      Composer: Eastwood / Mccormack
      Performer(s): Kyle Eastwood (Dbl Bass), Graeme Blevins (Saxophone), Quentin Collins (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Kyle Eastwood (Dbl Bass), Graeme Blevins (Saxophone), Quentin Collins (Trumpet), Andrew Mccormack (Piano), Martyn Kane (Drums)
      Album: The View From Here - Kyle Eastwood, Jazz Village, 570020
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:18
      Title: Miss Chatelaine
      Composer: Lang/Mink
      Performer(s): K.D.Lang
      Performer(s): K.D.Lang
      Album: K.D.lang Recollection, Nonesuch, 755979798-9
      Duration: 3:49
    • 23:22
      Title: I Know It's Over
      Composer: Morrissey/ Marr
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Album: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley, Columbia/ Legacy, 88697035702
      Duration: 6:28
    • 23:29
      Title: Jeux D'Eau
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Louis Lortie (Piano)
      Performer(s): Louis Lortie (Piano)
      Album: Ravel: Piano Music Vol. 1, Chandos, Chan8620
      Duration: 5:54
    • 23:36
      Title: In Memoriam
      Composer: Rossi, Laura
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of London
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of London
      Album: Voices Of Remembrance, 2NX, 2NX-004
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:38
      Title: Contrabass
      Composer: Gaigne, Pascal
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Solisterrae Orquesta
      Album: Azul Oscuro Casi Negro (Dark Blue Almost Black) - OST, JMB, JMB 2080
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:42
      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
    • 23:48
      Title: Useless Metaphor
      Composer: Bernstein, Peter
      Performer(s): Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3 Organ)
      Performer(s): Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3 Organ), Peter Bernstein (Guitar), Bill Stewart (Drums)
      Album: Ramshackle Serenade, Pirouet, PIT 3077
      Duration: 6:05
    • 23:54
      Title: Daylight And The Sun
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Album: Daylight And The Sun
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:02
      Title: Spiralling
      Composer: Hegarty, Antony
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Performer(s): Antony Hegarty (Vocals/Piano); Rob Moose (Guitar); Jula Kent (Cello); Thomas Bartlett (Piano)
      Album: Turning - Live at Barbican 2006, 2014, RTRADCDDVD723
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:05
      Title: Once In Royal David's City
      Composer: Gauntlett, Henry John
      Performer(s): Suzanne Savage
      Performer(s): Suzanne Savage, Miles Lallemont (Organ), New Dublin Voices
      Album: Christmas with the New Dublin Voices (conductor Bernie Sherlock), New Dublin Voices, NDV002
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:09
      Title: Novelette
      Composer: Kabalevsky, Dmitry
      Performer(s): Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alexander Grynyuk (Piano)
      Album: Leonard Elschenbroich - Prokofiev... Kabalevsky..., Onyx, ONYX 4122
      Duration: 2:29
    • 00:12
      Title: Plainte Calme (Calm Lamentation)
      Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
      Performer(s): Gloria Cheng (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gloria Cheng (Piano)
      Album: The Edge Of Light - Messiaen / Saariaho, Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907578
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:16
      Title: Family Life
      Composer: Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocals), The Blue Nile
      Album: Peace At Last - The Blue Nile, `Warner Bros, 9362-45848-2
      Duration: 5:21
    • 00:21
      Title: O'Er The Border
      Composer: Trad Arr Mooney
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Album: Northumbrian Exchanges, sfz Music, SFZM0114
      Duration: 5:38
    • 00:28
      Title: Marcie
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Pablo Held (Piano), John Scofield (Electric Guitar)
      Performer(s): Robert Landfermann (Bass), Jonas Birgwinkel (Drums)
      Album: Pablo Held - The Trio Meets John Scofield, Pirouet, PIT 3078
      Duration: 5:12
    • 00:33
      Title: I Cover The Waterfront
      Composer: Green, J.W.
      Performer(s): Joe Pass (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Eberhard Weber (Bass), Kenny Clare (Drums)
      Album: Intercontinental, MPS, 4250644871580
      Duration: 4:13
    • 00:39
      Title: Let Go
      Composer: Jansen, Steve
      Performer(s): Steve Jansen (Various Instruments)
      Performer(s): Steve Jansen (Various Instruments)
      Album: Slope (3-CD), Burning Shed, bshed 1305
      Duration: 3:18
    • 00:43
      Title: Anna Mater
      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: 6:52
    • 00:49
      Title: The Titanic Falls (Air)
      Composer: O Riada, Peadar
      Performer(s): Peadar Ó Riada (Accordion), Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Fiddles)
      Performer(s): Peadar Ó Riada (Accordion), Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Fiddles)
      Album: Omós - Triúr, Realworld, PORC 017
      Duration: 9:26

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