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Host Anthony Trecek-King explores how composers of the past and present use singers to create a vast world of sound, from the chirping of medieval crickets to the chirp of tires on a modern freeway.

Program details:

Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Franck Krawczyk - "Winter" from The Four Seasons
— Accentus; Laurence Equibey, conductor

Einojuhani Routaavara - Cancion de nuestro tiempo: (ii.) Meditación primera y última and (iii) Ciudad sin sueño
— Schola Cantorum of Oxford; James Burton, conductor

Clement Janequin - Le chant des oiseaux, or Reveillez vous
— Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse, conductor

Urmas Sisask - Benedicto
— The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Steven Layton, conductor

Johannes Brahms - Five Songs, Op. 104: (ii) Nightwatch II
— Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Veljo Tormis - Kiisu-miisu ("Kitty Cat") from "Vespian Paths"
— Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tonu Kaluste, conductor

Josquin Desprez - El Grillo (The Cricket)
— Hillard Ensemble, Paul Hillier, conductor

Jean Servin - La Fricasee des cris de Paris
— Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse, conductor

Richard Dering - The Country Cries
— Theater of Voices,Paul Hiller, conductor, and Fretwork

Arvo Part - Da Pacem Domine
— Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Talinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor