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 Friday 4 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the father of American music with a variety of artists and interpretations.

    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

    • 22:01
      Title: This Land Is Your Land
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Very Best Of Woody Guthrie (Recordno: MCCD067), Music Club, MCCD067
      Duration: 2:15
    • 22:03
      Title: Blues Acadiens
      Composer: Perry / Carriere / Doucet
      Performer(s): Michael Doucet (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Michael Doucet (Fiddle), David Doucet (Guitar)
      Album: Beau Solo - Michael Doucet, Arhoolie, CD 321
      Duration: 2:12
    • 22:05
      Title: The Ghost Of Tom Joad
      Composer: Springsteen, Bruce
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen (Vocals/ Guitar/ Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen (Vocals/ Guitar/ Harmonica), Danny Federici (Keyboard), Gary Mallaber (Drums), Marty Rifkin (Pedal Steel), Gary Tallent (Bass)
      Album: The Ghost of Tom Joad, Columbia, 481650 2
      Duration: 4:26
    • 22:11
      Title: Symphony No.3 (3rd Movement) Andantino Quasi Allegretto
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Minnesota Orchestra
      Album: Copland 100, Reference Recordings, RR-93CD
      Duration: 10:23
    • 22:21
      Title: Blues In The Dark
      Composer: Basie / Rushing
      Performer(s): Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Dave Brubeck (Piano), Paul Desmond (Alto Saxophone), Eugene Wright (Bass), Joe Morello (Drums)
      Album: Brubeck & Rushing, Columbia / Legacy, CK 65727
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:26
      Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"
      Composer: Nash / Weill
      Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046), Sony Classical, SK 63046
      Duration: 5:30
    • 22:33
      Title: Sophisticated Lady
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington (Piano)
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington (Piano), John Lamb (Bass), Louie Bellson (Drums), Boston Pops Orchestra
      Album: Highlights From The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition, BMG, 09026636722
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:36
      Title: Bird's Lament
      Composer: Moondog
      Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Sax)
      Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Sax), Joanna Macgregor (Piano),, Britten Sinfonia
      Album: Moondog - Sidewalk Dances, Sound Circus, SC010
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:41
      Title: Love Is Here To Stay
      Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira
      Performer(s): Harry Sweets Edison (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Harry Sweets Edison (Trumpet), Harry Edison And His Orchestra
      Album: Harry Edison and his Orchestra - Sweets, Cleff Records, MGC-717
      Duration: 3:23
    • 22:44
      Title: Preludes For Piano - No.2
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): George Gershwin (Piano)
      Performer(s): George Gershwin (Piano)
      Album: The Ultimate George Gershwin (4-CD), Pulse / Castle Communications, PBXCD 407/1
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:47
      Title: It Ain't Necessarily So
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin)
      Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
      Album: Debut, EMI, 077775435221
      Duration: 2:44
    • 22:51
      Title: Hard Times Come Again No More
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Peg Carrothers (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Peg Carrothers (Vocal), Matt Turner (Cello), Bill Carrothers (Piano)
      Album: The Voices That Are Gone (Recordno: ILl 313003), Illusions, ILl 313003
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:56
      Title: Waltz For A Lonely Farmhouse
      Composer: Heitzeg, Steve
      Performer(s): Tom Linker (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tom Linker (Piano)
      Album: Death of the Dream/ A Public Television Documentary/ Music by Steve Heitzeg, innova recordings, Innova533
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:01
      Title: Tromba Lontana
      Composer: Adams, John
      Performer(s): Gareth Bimson & Martin Hurrell (Trumpets)
      Performer(s): Gareth Bimson & Martin Hurrell (Trumpets), Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Album: John Adams: Tromba Lontana, Violin Concerto, The Wound-Dresser, Late Junction, BBCLJ30012
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:10
      Title: Autumn Leaves
      Composer: Kosma / Prevert / Mercer
      Performer(s): Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Unnamed
      Album: Midnight Blue - The (Be)Witching Hour, Blue Note, 7243 8 54365 2 9
      Duration: 2:47
    • 23:13
      Title: Where Flamingos Fly
      Composer: Courlander / Thea / Brooks
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano), Johnny Coles (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano), Johnny Coles (Trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (Trombone), Eddie Caine (Flute), Ray Crawford (Guitar), Et Al, The Gil Evans Orchestra
      Album: Out of the Cool, Impulse, IMP 11862
      Duration: 5:12
    • 23:19
      Title: First Impressions
      Composer: Meyer, Edgar
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin) Edgar Meyer (Piano)
      Album: Yo-Yo Ma / Edgar Meyer / Mark O Connor / Appalachia Waltz, Sony Music Entertainment Inc, SK68460
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:22
      Title: Is This America
      Composer: Metheny, Pat
      Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Charlie Haden - Family and Friends Rambling Boy, Emarcy, 0602517791657
      Duration: 3:40
    • 23:26
      Title: Hear, O Lord, When I Cry
      Composer: Warner, Massah M
      Performer(s): Ensemble Phoenix, Munich
      Performer(s): Ensemble Phoenix, Munich
      Album: America: A Land Of Refuge (2-CD), Harmonia Mundi, HMX2908539
      Duration: 1:42
    • 23:29
      Title: Tonight
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano), Red Mitchell (Bass), Shelly Manne (Drums)
      Album: My Fair Lady / West Side Story, Contemporary, CDCOPD 942
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:35
      Title: Send In The Clowns
      Composer: Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Eydie Gormé
      Performer(s): Eydie Gormé
      Album: Eydie Gormé Sings/Canta, President Records, PRCD238
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:40
      Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Arietha Lockhart (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Arietha Lockhart (Soprano), Robert Shaw Festival Singers
      Album: The Best Of Barber, Telarc, CD-80632
      Duration: 10:58
    • 23:52
      Title: Blue Tuesday
      Composer: Williams, Jessica
      Performer(s): Jessica Williams (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jessica Williams (Piano)
      Album: Jessica Williams At Maybeck, Concord Jazz, CCD-4525
      Duration: 6:07
    • 23:58
      Title: Pete Kelley's Blues
      Composer: Cahn / Heindorf
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals)
      Album: Great Jazz Singers - Various Artists, EMI Jazz, 7243 8 55143 2 6
      Duration: 2:27
    • 00:04
      Title: String Quartet No.12 In F Major (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins)
      Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Clive Greensmith (Cello)
      Album: Dvorak, Smetana - Tokyo String Quartet, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807429
      Duration: 7:13
    • 00:10
      Title: Across The Universe
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): John Lennon (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Lennon (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: The Beatles Anthology 2, Apple, 7243 8 34448 2 3
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:14
      Title: Theodora Is Dozing
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): David Byrne
      Performer(s): David Byrne
      Album: David Byrne: The Knee Plays, Nonesuch, 303228-2
      Duration: 3:04
    • 00:18
      Title: Orpheus : Ballet In Three Scenes - First Scene : Orpheus Weeps For Eurydice - Air De Danse - Dance Of The Angel Of Death - Interlude
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Stravinsky Orpheus - Jue de Cartes - Agon - BBC Scottish SO / Volkov, Hyperion Records, CDA67698
      Duration: 9:38
    • 00:28
      Title: Birds
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), Crazy Horse
      Album: After the Goldrush, Reprise, 244 088
      Duration: 2:33
    • 00:30
      Title: Both Sides Now
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal), Wayne Shorter (Saxophone), Vince Mendoza & His Orchestra
      Album: Both Sides Now
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:37
      Title: Every Time I Think Of You
      Composer: Broadbent, Alan
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent (Piano), Brian Bromberg (Bass), Kendall Kay (Drums), The Tokyo Strings
      Album: Every Time I Think Of You - Alan Broadbent, Artistry Music, ART 7011
      Duration: 7:14
    • 00:44
      Title: Who Do You Think You Are?
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocals), The Brodsky Quartet
      Album: The Juliet Letters, Warner Bros, 9362-45180-2
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:49
      Title: Lied
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thoms Ades (Piano)
      Album: Cello World - Steven Isserlis, Bmg, 09026 68928 2
      Duration: 2:24
    • 00:52
      Title: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Earl Wild (Piano)
      Performer(s): Earl Wild (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013/1), Brilliant Classics, 9013/1
      Duration: 5:25
    • 00:57
      Title: To Anacreon In Heaven
      Composer: Smith, John Stafford
      Performer(s): Jim Beard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jim Beard (Piano)
      Album: Show of Hands, Moosicus Records, M 1210-2
      Duration: 2:00

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