A series of eight programmes devoted to the Latin church music of the great Tudor composers, each one including a full-length Mass setting, as well as organ music of the period, played by THURSTON DART, and extracts from Tallis and Byrd's 1575 collection of Cantiones Sacrae, sung by CANTORES IN ECCLESIA.
Today's programme includes:' Byrd Mass for five voices
CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, OXFORD, directed by SIMON PRESTON : records
Poetry chosen and read by Robin Holmes
Strauss Duet Concertino
OSKAR MICHALLIK (clarinet)
JÛRGEN BUTTKEWITZ (bassoon) BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by HEINZ R6GNER
9.27* Brahms Song of Destiny. Op 54: AMBROSIAN CHORUS
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO
S.44* Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1, in c, Op 15
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN : records
How does the Royal Opera House work? JOHN AMIS and RODNEY MILNE go to Covent Garden with questions and a tape recorder. Answers come from
SIR CLAUS MOSER, COLIN DAVIS , JOHN TOOLEY , music and stage staff, costumiers, wig-makers and others.
Introduced by John Amis Producer DENYS GUEROULT
A concert from the [number removed]public concert season of the BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
Sibelius Symphony No 4, in A minor, Op 63
The sociologist, Professor A. H. Halsey. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursday 10.50 am)
Professor A. H.
Part 2 Beethoven
Symphony No 7, in A, Op 92
(Recording from spb (Berlin))
International Amateur Choral Competition: 13
Mixed Voice Class. Part 3
Finland: EOL HELSINKI UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHOIR;Sweden: CHAMBER CHOIR OF STOCKHOLM
Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
(Let The Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)
(Repeated: Monday 10.55 am)
An opera seria in three acts Libretto by ANTONIO SALVI from an episode in Ariosto's
Orlando Furioso Music by Handel
BBC SINGERS director JOHN POOLE
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JOSÉ-LUISGARCIA conducted by SIR ANTHONY LEWIS Produced by JULIAN BUDDEN (RPt) Act 1
Ever since Vasari's Lives of the Artists, early Sienese art has been unfavourably compared with that of the Florentine painters. John White. Professor of the History of Art at University College, London, asks us to forget received opinions.
Three years age EDWARD O. WILSON , the author of Socio-biology: The New Synthesis suggested that the biological principles which appear to work well for animals could be extended profitably to the human social sciences. The logic of his theme has led Professor Wilson to a closer examination of the social life of man. Dr Colin Blakemore , 1976 Reith Lecturer, examines the arguments advanced in Professor Wilson's new book On Human Nature, published tomorrow.
Dr Maarten Vente , Professor of Musicology at Utrecht University and Secretary of the International Society of Organ Builders, talks about the builders. Schnitger, Hinsz, Christian Miiller and the Batz family. Dr Vente illustrates his programme with rare recordings.
Key Works of the 1950s
A special concert given at the 1977 festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held in Bonn ELISE ROSS (soprano)
JANET COBB (contralto) NIGEL ROGERS (tenor)
CLAUDE HELFFER (piano) COLOGNE RADIO CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by-MiCHEL TABACHNIE Boulez Don (Pit selon pli)
Henry Moore , om, ch, was bom in Castleford, Yorkshire, on 30 July 1898.
Art critic. Bryan Kobertson , assesses the career of Britain's most celebrated sculptor.
Part 2. Cage Concert for piano and orchestra
Nono II canto sospeso
(West German Radio recording)
Some Say John the Baptist A comedy by MARTYN WADE withand
'We belong to the Church of Christ and His Imminent Return. We've been going every Sunday for 40 years.... Anyhow at the age of 45 there I was with child. A child named John. A child who would grow up to be called the prophet of the highest. The Lord's forerunner: John the Baptist.'
As John has some trouble in projecting this image, his mother takes him to a ' Personality Re-development Agency'.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
The celebrated film score by Prokofiev, arranged as an oratorio by ABRAM STASSEVITCH. A performance recorded earlier this evening at the Royal Festival Hall. London
Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano) Anatoly Mokrenko (baritone) Boris Morgunov (narrator) Philharmonia Chorus chorus-master NORBERT BALATSCH Philharmonia Orchestra leader CARL PINI conductor Riccardo MutI
9.45* During the interval RIccardo Muti in conversation With MICHAEL BERKELEY.
9.55* Ivan the Terrible. Part 2 (The performance is narrated anil sung in Russian. For an English translation please send a large SAE to [address removed])
J. H. Plumb , Professor Emeritus of Modern English History at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Christ's College, is writing a book on the century in which he feels the growth of a powerful consumer society encouraged the search for leisure and pleasure as we know it today.
In this, the first of three talks, he analyses the development of transport, which led to the idea of taking holidays.
1916-1978 plays Mozart's String Quintet in r, minor (K 516) with the AMADEUS STRING QUARTET. Preceded by a short tribute from the quartet's cellist, MARTIN LOVETT : gramophone records
MARGARET PRICE (Soprano) JAMES LOCKHART (piano)