The Purple Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

The Purple Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

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The Purple Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch Sunday 26 March 2017

Coming up on Vespertine...

Welcome to heaven, here is your harp. Welcome to hell, here is your accordion.  Ellen hopes to avoid eternal damnation as she highlights compositions for harp by Joseph Jongen, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Aaron Copland and plays enchanting pieces for accordion by J.S. Bach, Sidney Bechet and of course, the angelic Richard Galliano.

The Purple Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

Let Ellen Cranitch be your guide on a night-time voyage, crossing time and space to share a selection of classical, jazz, roots and contemporary music.

Vespertine live at New Music Dublin

On Friday, March 3rd, Bernard Clarke presented a special late-night concert featuring Crash Ensemble live from the New Music Dublin Festival Club. The cincert featured the world premiere of Streets Become Liars by Christopher Mayo, as well as Meredith Monk's Stringsongs and Preamble by Qasim Naqvi. You can listen back here:

Crash Ensemble, New Music Dublin

Music Played on the Show


Title: River Pulse (Rain Mix)

Composer: Sawhney, Nitin

Performer(s): Nitin Saawhney (Piano/Guitar), Aref Dervesh (Tabla)

Album: Migration (Recordno: Caste 1 CD) / Outcaste / Caste 1 CD

Duration: 4:02


Title: I Praise You, Sacred Mother

Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Voice)

Album: Songlines Top of the World CD92 (Recordno: STWCD68) / Songlines magazine / STWCD68

Duration: 4:59


Title: Mother Stands For Comfort

Composer: Bush

Performer(s): Kate Bush

Album: Hounds of Love / Emi / CDP7461642

Duration: 3:05


Title: And Her Mother Came Too

Composer: Novello, Ivor/Hassell, Christopher

Performer(s): Jeremy Northam (Vocal), Christopher Northam (Piano)

Album: Gosford Park (OST) / Decca / 4703872

Duration: 1:50


Title: String Quartet In F Major (3rd Movement) Adagio Molto E Mesto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Quartetto Di Cremona

Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. III / Audite / 92.682

Duration: 12:16


Title: Chan's Song

Composer: Wonder / Hancock

Performer(s): Eliane Elias

Album: Timeless Eliane Elias / Savoy Jazz / Metro / METRCD129

Duration: 6:21


Title: The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Peter Erskine

Album: Mingus / Asylum / 7559-60557-2

Duration: 6:33


Title: Big Science

Composer: Anderson, Laurie

Performer(s): Laurie Anderson (Vocals, Violin, Obxa, Electronics, Precussion)

Album: Laurie Anderson: Big Science / Warner Bros / 3674-2

Duration: 6:24


Title: Blackbird

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)

Album: In Two / Imc / Imcd1011

Duration: 3:47


Title: Ebony Concerto

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Jerome Simas, New World Symphony

Album: New World Jazz / RCA / 09026687982

Duration: 9:31


Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares

Album: A Thousand Thoughts / Nonesuch 536952 / 536952

Duration: 7:14


Title: Goldberg Variations - Aria (Live)

Composer: Bach arr Masecki

Performer(s): Marcin Masecki

Album: Nokturny / Lado ABC

Duration: 4:15


Title: Sonata Es-Dur No.30 Op 109 Movement 2 Prestissimo

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Marcin Masecki

Album: Beethoven Ostatnie Sonaty Fortepianowe / Lado Abc / Lado C/22

Duration: 2:11


Title: Fantasy For Violin Without Bass - No. 7 In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) - Allegro

Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp

Performer(s): Maya Homburger (Violin

Album: G. P. H. Telemann: XII Fantasie per il violino senza basso - Maya Homburger / Maya / MCD 9302

Duration: 3:20


Title: What's New?

Composer: Haggart / Burke

Performer(s): Oscar Peterson (Piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Louie Bellson (Drums)

Album: Let's Do It / Verve / 5429 017-2

Duration: 2:43


Title: Prelude

Composer: Jurd, Laura

Performer(s): Lauren Kinsella (Vocals)

Album: Human Spirit / Chaos Collective / CC004

Duration: 1:51


Title: Muqqam

Composer: Youssef Dhafer

Performer(s): Nguyen Le (Guitars, Programming), Paolo Fresu (Trumpet, Flugel, Electronics), Dhafer Youssef (Oud, Vocals, Electronics)

Album: Homescape / ACT / 9444-2 ACT

Duration: 2:43


Title: Emily's Calling

Composer: Stevenson, Savourna

Performer(s): Stuart Ritchie (Drums, Percussion), Graeme Stephen (Guitar)

Album: Touch Me Like the Sun / Cooking Vinyl / COOK CD192

Duration: 5:23


Title: Little Man With A Candy Cigar

Composer: Dennis / Townsend

Performer(s): Tom Warrington (Bass), Joe La Barbara (Drums)

Album: Will You Still Be Mine? - Jan Lundgren Trio / Fresh Sound Records / FSR 5040 CD

Duration: 6:32


Title: Der Lindenbaum

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 415187) / Deutsche Grammophon / 415187

Duration: 4:34


Title: Die Tote Stadt - Mariettas Lied

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Romance of Korngold / Deutsche Grammophon / 4618342

Duration: 6:03


Title: The Passing Measures (Excerpt)

Composer: Lang, David

Performer(s): Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Album: The Passing Measures / Canteloupe Music / CA 21003

Duration: 2:34


Title: Fantasie (P1a)

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Paul O'Dette (Lute)

Album: My Favorite Dowland / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 907515

Duration: 3:56


Title: Jolt

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Damian Kelly (Guitar, Digital Delay)

Album: Farrell Kelly: New Frontiers / / 887516009044

Duration: 6:29


Title: Valse

Composer: Levitzky, Mischa

Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Quartet Op. 16 in flat and quartet WoO36 No. 3 in C major - Philippe Cassard

Duration: 1:40


Title: The Petite Waltz

Composer: J.Heyne/E.Ellington/P.Claire

Performer(s): Erroll Garner, With John Simmons And Shadow Wilson

Album: Long Ago and Far Away / Giants of Jazz / CD 53216

Duration: 2:37


Title: Waltz For My Trouble

Composer: Mooney, Nigel

Performer(s): Nigel Mooney (Vocal, Guitar), Richie Buckley (Tenor Sax), Myles Drennan (Piano), Ruaidhri O'Donovan (Bass), Shane O'Donovan (Drums)

Album: All My Love's In Vain / Rubyworks / RWXCD22L

Duration: 4:51


Title: Sabe Vocé

Composer: Lyra / de Moraes

Performer(s): Alaíde Costa (Vocals), Oscar Castro Neves

Album: Platinum Collection Bossa Nov / EMI / 50999 226769 2 4

Duration: 3:20


Title: Missa De Beata Virgine, For Five Parts - Agnus Dei

Composer: Desprez, Josquin

Performer(s): Theatre Of Voices

Album: Jean Mouton - Motets / Harmonia Mundi / 907136

Duration: 4:57


Title: Marionas

Composer: Sanz, Gaspar

Performer(s): Accademia Del Piacere

Album: Rediscovering Spain: Fantasias, Diferencias & Glosas / Glossa 2013 / GCD P33201

Duration: 4:23


Title: Pink

Composer: Kumar / Singh

Performer(s): Talvin Singh (Tabla/Perc), Niladri Kumar (Sitar / Zitar)

Album: Together - Talvin Singh and Niladri Kumar / World Village / Harmonia Mundi / 450016

Duration: 2:34


Title: Not

Composer: Jormin

Performer(s): Bobo Stenson (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 1516) / ECM / 1516

Duration: 4:49


Title: Prelude In A Flat Major

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Olli Mustonen

Album: Shostakovich preludes / Decca / 433 055 2

Duration: 1:53


Title: Nocturne No.17 In C Major

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)

Album: John Field Complete Nocturnes - Elizabeth Joy Roe / Decca Classics / 4789672

Duration: 3:52


Title: Barcarolle In F Sharp Major Op60

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Chopin (Recordno: 466357-2) / Decca / 466357-2

Duration: 7:57


Title: Eight Short Pieces Op. 84

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)

Album: Faure: Piano Music Complete / Brilliant Classics / 93007

Duration: 17:51


Title: Laudate Pueri: Laudate Pueri

Composer: Fiocco, Joseph Hector

Performer(s): Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Ex Cathedra

Album: A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel / Hyperion / CDA68035

Duration: 1:31


Title: Piano Concerto In F Minor

Composer: Thalberg, Sigismund

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Album: Pixis Piano Concerto / hyperion / CDA67915

Duration: 25:23



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Presenter: Ellen Cranitch

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-Ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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