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Sad but uplifting – only in music is this not a contradiction. This edition of Queen of the Night farewells Harriet, who died during the past week. Harriet was a long-time JOY volunteer – behind the scenes, on the phones, on the desk, on air – and she was preparing to collaborate with your presenter Tim in an “in the pipeline” idea for a possible future classical music show. Sadly not to be.

The music in this podcast both is and is not a collection of Harriet’s favourites. She named no favourites but adored everything played on Queen of the Night. She thought it was all wonderful, always trusting Tim’s choices.

Farewell Harriet. You will be very sadly missed. RIP

Playlist: 26 July 2020

  • Barber: Agnus Dei. The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers.
  • Richter: The Leftovers (TV series): The Departure.
  • Nyman: Gattaca: The Departure.
  • Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/ Herbert von Karajan.
  • Delibes: Lakmé: Flower Duet. Mady Mesplé, sop. Danielle Millet, mezzo.
  • Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary II: I. March. English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Liszt: Consolation no.3. Jorge Bolet, pno.
  • Preisner: Requiem for My Friend: Lux Aeterna.
  • Savall: Granada: Andalusian Romantic Prayer. Hesperion XXI/ Jordi Savall.
  • Faure: Requiem: In Paradisum. La Chapelle Royale/ Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Verdi: Aida: O Terra Addio. Leontyne Price, sop. Carlo Bergonzi, ten. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus/ Georg Solti.
  • Trad. Spiritual: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. Paul Robeson, bass.
  • Vivaldi: Nulla in mondo pax. Julia Lezhneva, sop.

About the author: Margaret


Long-time JOY 94.9 listener. Podcaster since 2015: formerly - Friday Drive (Driving you mad, driving you crazy); currently - Friday Night Live with David & Sue; Queen of the Night.


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