On Now

Music Through The Night®
Kevin O'Connor
Listen to the Stream
  • Piano Concerto 12:07 Paul Hindemith
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Hannu Lintu
    Markus Groh, piano
    Buy Now
  • Chanson Triste (Sad Song) 12:02 Henri Duparc
    Mischa Maisky, cello
    Daria Hovora, piano
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

October 2012
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

Path of Miracles

Posted at 3:49 PM on October 17, 2012 by Daniel Gilliam

Next weekend, The Singers, directed by Matt Culloton, will perform a monumental work called Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot.

It's rare to hear an hour-long composition for a cappella choir (there is a little percussion, played by the choristers). Talbot's four-movement opus takes us on a literal journey: recounting the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, by way of Roncesvalles (in the foothills of the Pyrennees), Burgos and Leon. The choir sings in various languages, with a libretto by Robert Dickinson inspired by reflections of the pilgrimage juxtaposed with extant mediaeval texts.

Listen below to Joby Talbot's interview with WNYC's John Schaefer for his New Sounds program.