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Sacred and Profane


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Presented by Paul Guinery.
7.03 Schutz
The Christmas Story
The Evangelist .......... John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The Angel ............... Ruth Holton (soprano)
Herod ................... Michael George (bass)
King's Consort/Robert King
7.40 Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 533)
Peter Hurford (organ)
7.45 Humperdinck
Overture: Hansel und Gretel
Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.00 The Great Thanksgiving
Paul Guinery and the Rev Alan Walker celebrate the birth of the Saviour with the angels' Gloria in excelsis, which has become a regular part of the Eucharistic service. In Part 4 of the series, music from Georgia, Russia and Romania and, from the West, the Gothic structure of Perotin and his contemporaries.
8.40 Mozart Piano Sonata in E flat (K282)
Ruth Geiger (piano)


Presenter: Paul Guinery
The Evangelist: John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The Angel: Ruth Holton (soprano)
Herod: Michael George (bass)
Musicians: King's Consort
Conductor: Robert King
Organist: Peter Hurford
Musicians: Berlin PO
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Speaker: Rev. Alan Walker
Pianist: Ruth Geiger
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

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