The Western Skyline Podcast – 28 July 2018 [Beatles or Stones?]

No battle of the bands here on The Western Skyline – just an hour of The Beatles & The Rolling Stones … with a minimum of chat or news, for once! Hope at least a few of YOUR favourites appear on the playlist:
Revolution, As Tears Go By, Eleanor Rigby, Ruby Tuesday, Martha My Dear, Rocky Racoon, Play With Fire, The Fool on the Hill, In My Life, Paint It Black, With a Little Help from My Friends, All You Need is Love, It’s All Over Now, Angie, For No One, Tomorrow Never Knows, Waiting On A Friend.
And damn those gremlins … they got at Eleanor Rigby – the poor aul’ gal. I’ll play it in full soon – I promise! I’ve left the gremlins in this podcast … it’s all part of the live experience on The Western Skyline!


The Western Skyline – Classical Choruses (& Gremlins)

It’s not often one gets to co-host a show with gremlins. But on our penultimate day in the studio, it happened to me.

Gremlins messing with the music, Man!
Gremlins messing with the music, Man!

Today, the beginning of the show had lovely music, interspersed with …

… silence!

Direct sunlight on the presenter’s fade button meant that while it looked like everything was ticketty boo, in fact I was just talking to myself. Listeners could hear the music, however – which was the most important part of the programme.

Consequently, this show opens directly with the first track, Allegri’s Miserere Mei – all 11 minutes 52 seconds of it.

Sheet Music Allegri's Miserere

Sheet Music: Allegri’s Miserere

Here is a link to a documentary from Lyric FM about the Miserere. It won a bronze medal at this year’s New York Festival -Radio.

Yup, you’re not hearing things.The third track? It is the music from the Eurovision – but Charpentier preferred to call it Te Deum!

I pick up the narrative after the fourth track: Mozart’s Requiem is my Desert Island disc – especially this recording conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

Below is the podcast of the show and a full playlist. Feel free to leave comments!

The Western Skyline – Classical Choruses – First broadcast on 10.30 -11.30am Wednesday 29 July 2015:



Track Name: Miserere Mei

Complete Work Name: Miserere Mei

Composer: Gregorio Allegri

Choir:    The Sixteen

Orchestra:  with the Gabrielli Consort & the choir of Kings College Cambridge


Album Title: Allegri Miserere: Tallis: Lamentation of Jeremiah, & other Renaissance Masterpieces

Record Label: Decca Virtuoso 2011

Duration: 11.52

Track Name: Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting Alone

Complete Work Name: Same

Composer: John Farmer

Choir: The Kings Singers

Orchestra: The Consort of Musicke


Album Title: The Madrigal Mystery Tour

Record Label: EMI 1989

Duration: 01.11

 Track Name: Te Deum , Laudamus, Te Aeternum Patrem

Complete Work Name: Te Deum

Composer: Marc Antoine Charpentier  H146

Choir: Le Poeme Harmonique, Capella Claco Viensis

Soloist: Benoit Arnould

Conductor: Vincent Dumestre

Album Title: (Live recording) La Chappelle Royale du Chateau de Versailles

Record Label: Alpha Productions 2013

Duration: 06.20

Mozart Requiem image

 Track Name: Communio, Lux Aeterna

Complete Work Name: Requiem in D Minor, K.626

Composer: W A Mozart ( completed by Franz Xaver Sussmeyer)

Soloists: Wiener Singeren & Anna Tomowa-Sintow

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Album Title: Mozart, Requiem

Record Label: Deutshe Grammophon GmBH 1976/1988

Duration: 06.03

Track Name: In Paradisum

Complete Work Name: Requiem in D Minor, Opus 48

Composer: Gabriel Fauré

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Choir: Choir of Kings College Cambridge

Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

Album Title: Fauré Requiem & Mese Basse

Record Label: Choir Kings College 2014

Duration: 03.10

 Track Name: Thine Own of Thine Own

Complete Work Name: Liturgy of St John Chrysostem in C Major, Opus 41

Composer: Pytor Tchaikovsky

Choir & Orchestra: USSR Ministry & Culture State Chamber Choir  (live recording)

Conductor: Valery Polyansky

Album Title: Liturgy of St John Chrysostem

Record Label: FSU ‘Firma Melodie’ 2011

Duration: 03.54

Shostakovich Choral Music
Shostakovich Choral Music

Track Name: I told my sweetheart

Complete Work Name:  Ten Russian Folk Songs

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

Choir & Orchestra: Chorus of the Moscow Academy of Choral Art

Conductor: Victor Popov       Piano: Tatyana Kravchenko

Album Title: Shostakovich: Choral Music

Record Label: Brillian Classics 2013   (1999 National Music Publishers, Russian Federation)

Recorded in the Small Hall, Moscow Conservatory  Jan-Apr 1998

Duration: 04.08

 Track Name: Song for Athene

Complete Work Name: Song for Athene

Composer: John Taverner

Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Conductor: Christopher Robinson

Album Title: Taverner: Song for Athene/Svyati

Record Label: Naxos 2000

Duration: 05.21

 Track Name:  Adhaan – The Muslim Call to Prayer

Complete Work Name: The Armed Man

Composer: Religious – traditional

Muzzein: Mohammed Gad

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Karl Jenkins

Album Title: The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

Record Label: Virgin Records 2001

Duration: 01.56

 Track Name: L’Homme Armé

Complete Work Name: The Armed Man

Composer: Karl Jenkins

Choir: National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Karl Jenkins

Album Title: The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

Record Label: Virgin Records 2001

Duration: 06.00