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Sound Stories


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The Tudors and the Stuarts
With Donald Macleod. After the tribulations of the short reign of her half-sister, the accession in 1558 of Elizabeth ushered in a period not only of relative political and economic stability, but a Golden Age in all the arts. And here, as elsewhere, the queen herself often led the way. Byrd 0 Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth Our Queen King's Singers
Britten, arr Bream Courtly Dances (Gloriana)
Julian Bream Consort
Byrd The Queen's Almain Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
Donizetti Confrontation Scene (Maria Stuarda)
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Farnaby Up Tailes All
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Julian Bream Consort
Harpsichord: Almain Sophie Yates
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Elizabeth: Rosalind Plowright (soprano)
Mary: Janet Baker (mezzo)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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