Soul Music: Bring Him Home > BBC Radio


Show Details

Show
Les Misérables (71)
Music
Claude-Michel Schönberg (192)
Lyrics
Alain Boublil (151), Herbert Kretzmer (94) -- English Lyrics, Jean-Marc Natel (22)
Book
Alain Boublil (151), Jean-Marc Natel (22)

Recording Details

Date
2016
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Documentary
Method
Studio
Language
English
Location
England / London
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 4
Producer
Karen Gregor
Performer
Alfie Boe (31), Rebecca Caine (13), Herbert Kretzmer (94)
Notes
Bring Him Home, from Les Miserables, is a beautiful and moving prayer-in-song that has developed meaning and identity outside the hit musical.

Taking part in the programme:

The celebrated tenor, Alfie Boe, has sung this many times in the West End and on Broadway; he discusses what the song means to him.

Herbert Kretzmer talks about the agonising process of writing the lyrics.

The Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir recorded a version especially for the programme; one of their members describes singing Bring Him Home at the funeral of PC Dave Phillips in November 2015.

The original Cosette, from Les Miserables, Rebecca Caine now sings this song - written for a male voice - regularly as part of international recitals.

And for Becky Douglas it will forever be a reminder of her daughter whose death inspired the foundation of a leprosy charity.

Jeremy Summerly, Director of Music at St Peter's College, Oxford plays through the piece and describes why it moves us emotionally.
Shortcode
[r32084]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Label
BBC Radio 4
Released
2016-04-09
Country
UK
# Tracks
1
Length
27:23
Lists
1 collector / 3 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl50957]
1. Bring Him Home

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