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PatterPod

Musician Alex Patterson chats to guests about their seven favourite music tracks of the moment.

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Catherine Lark, Pt. 2: All Grown Up

In Part 2 of our conversation with Catherine, we hear her music choices that didn't make the top seven and talk about the woes of playing in G flat major! 

16mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Catherine Lark, Pt. 1: Opportunities

Alex speaks to cellist Catherine Lark about her seven tracks of the moment featuring music by Robert Schumann, Ernest Bloch, John Tavener, Camille Saint-Saëns and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as well as music from The Sound of Music and Into the Woods. Listen to the full selection of music on the Spotify playlist available at https://www.alexpatterson.co.uk/

42mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Ross Cumming, Pt. 2: Part of the Process

In Part 2 of our conversation with Ross, we hear his music choices that didn't make the top seven and talk opera! 

21mins

21 May 2021

Rank #3

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Ross Cumming, Pt. 1: Making Connections

Alex speaks to baritone Ross Cumming about his seven tracks of the moment featuring music by Max Richter, Talisk, William Harris, The Staves, Nina Simone, Siobhan Miller, and J. S. Bach. Listen to the full selection of music on the Spotify playlist available at https://www.alexpatterson.co.uk/

1hr 8mins

21 May 2021

Rank #4

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Emma Brown, Pt 2: Conscious Inclusivity

We delve into the mysteries of writing liturgical music for the Catholic church, readdressing the gender imbalance of Cathedral music lists, and the music of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Stay tuned to listen to some of Emma's own gorgeous music!

36mins

7 May 2021

Rank #5

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Emma Brown, Pt 1: A Passport To Something Else

Alex speaks to mezzo soprano and composer Emma Brown about her seven tracks of the moment featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Sondheim, Adams, Pärt, Gounod, Holst, and Coldplay. Listen to the full selection of music on the Spotify playlist available at https://www.alexpatterson.co.uk/ Find out more about Emma and her work: https://ejebrown.com/

1hr 4mins

7 May 2021

Rank #6

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Christmas Pudding

In this second episode of our festive special with Ellie and Eden, we discuss our 'piece of coal', a piece of Christmas music we cannot stand, and also some honourable mentions. Official Spotify playlist available at http://www.alexpatterson.co.uk/patterpod.html

27mins

17 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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Christmas Main

Ellie and Eden return to the PatterPod in the first of two special festive episodes. In this episode, we discuss our three 'stocking filler' choices of favourite Christmas music. Official Spotify playlist available at http://www.alexpatterson.co.uk/patterpod.html

49mins

17 Dec 2020

Rank #8

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Will Glendinning, Pt 3: A Shared Experience

In the final part of this special 3-part edition, Alex and Will discuss Bernstein, hymns, and Alex's funeral music selection.

27mins

26 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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Will Glendinning, Pt 2: Context

In the second of this special 3-part edition, Alex speaks to Will Glendinning about his seven tracks of the moment, including music by Caroline Shaw, Ralph Vaughan Williams, the Beatles, and Rudolf Mauersberger. Listen to the full selection of music on the Spotify playlist available at alexpatterson.co.uk

1hr 5mins

26 Oct 2020

Rank #10