26 Jan 2020

A Celebration of Song

From Pick and Mix, 12:05 pm on 26 January 2020

Joni Mitchell sings about the festival she watched on television in 1969 as others made history.

 

The King’s Singers have made a fine art of arranging songs to suit their close vocal harmonies including standards from the great American songbook.

 

Nick Cave shows his lyrical and emotional side in a love song many others have copied but none tops the original. 

 

Hugo Diaz and his trio play the Carlos Gardel tango celebrated in the film  'Scent of a Woman'.

 

British ensemble Voces8 use music from pop and film recreated for their choir.

 

Music details:

MITCHELL: Woodstock - Joni Mitchell (Reprise 927450)
COLEMAN: The best is yet to come - King's Singers (Signum SIGCD 341)
TRENET/LAWRENCE: Beyond the Sea - King's Singers (Signum SIGCD 341)
WEISSENBERG: Six arrangements of songs by Charles Trenet - Marc-André Hamelin (Hyperion CDA 67656)
CAVE: Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Mute 322582)
LYNNE/MOORER: Is it Too Much - Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer (Silvercross Promonot)
VICTOR DIAZ: Milonga Triste - Victor Hugo Diaz (Sony 632268)
HUGO DIAZ: Inspiracao - Hugo Diaz Trio (ARC EUCD1834)
GARDEL: Por una Cabeza - Hugo Diaz Trio (ARC 962326)
PULKKINEN: Angry Birds - Angèle Dubeau  & La Pietà (Analekta   AN 2 8734)
ANON/BACH: Tetris - Angèle Dubeau  & La Pietà (Analekta   AN 2 8734)
RADIOHEAD: Pyramid Song - VOCES8 (Decca 4834670)
CIARAN BRENNAN/PAUL BRENNAN: Theme from Harry's Game - VOCES8 (Decca 4834670)
PROWSE: Sweet the Bleep - Chris Prowse (Proco3)