John Wynton (tenor) John Duncan (tenor)
Alexander Henderson (bass)
Martindale Sidwell (organ)
Jacques String Orchestra
(Leader, Irene Richards )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Giovanni Giacomo Carissimi (1604-1674) produced a remaikable number of Latin oratorios during his choirmastcrship at the church of S. Apollinare in Rome. He excelled in choral writing and made the most of what were essentially naive harmonic effects. This version of the story of Belshazzar has ample rhythmic vitality and a fresh and unique melodic charm. Tense dramatic situations such as Daniel's translation of the writing on the wall receive only the slightest musical stress: here Canssimi has been content to set the three mysierious words and their translauon on rising degiees of the scale.
by R. S. J. Hawes
Dr. Hawes is an English scientist who has been concerned with studies, in the field and in the laboratory, on the ancient fauna found in the caves of southern Europe and especially in (he karst limestone of Yugoslavia. In this talk he discusses these creatures—mostly grotesque and blind and often colourless-and the ways in which they have been modified by an underground existence lasting millions of years.
An excursion into literature and mythology
Written and produced by Terence Tiller with music composed and directed by John Hotchkis and Olive Gregg
The Bird's Song sung by Marjorie Westbury
The Orphan's Song sung by Molly Lawson
Gretchen's Song sung by Olive Greg
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