The Civil Defence Controversy
played by PETER HURFORD on the organ of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Toronto, Canada. Prelude and Fugue in G (bwv 541);
Sonata No 1 in E flat (bwv 525); Trio in D minor (bwv 583); Fantasia in G (Bwv 572) (R)
In the first of seven programmes, David Melling describes the ceremonies and music of Holy Week as it is celebrated today at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the ancient city of Constantinople. Russian envoys who witnessed the liturgy there 1,000 years ago were unsure whether they were 'in heaven or on earth'.
On Palm Sunday morning crosses of palm are distributed as Christ's entry into Jerusalem is commemorated. Record
Concert Royal No 3 in A ROBERT CLAIRE and JANET SEE (flutes)
DAVITT MORONEY (harpsichord)
JAAP TER LINDEN (viola da gamba) Records
Tchaikovsky Symphonic ballad: Voyevode, Op 78 CHICAGO SO/CLAUDIO ABBADO
Ludwig Thuille Sextet in B flat LOS ANGELES WIND QUINTET DELORES STEVENS (piano)
Sibelius Hostkvall , Op 38 No 1; Soluppgang, Op 37 No 3;
Se'nharjagejfragatmera, Op 17 No 1; Arioso, Op 3
MARI ANNE HAGGANDER (soprano) GOTHENBURG SO JORMA PANULA Beethoven Piano Concerto in E flat
MARTIN GALLING (piano) BERLIN SO/C. A. BUNTE
Honegger Symphony No 3 (Liturgique)
BAVARIAN RSO/CHARLES DUTOIT Records
with Michael Oliver.
The Spanish Muse: or, how to get the deepest suntan from your CD - some advice from Richard Langham Smith. Music Magazines: with the recent launch of a new opera magazine, Michael Oliver investigates the world of magazines about music. Early Spanish Passion:
Bruno Turner outlines an ancient tradition.
Producer ANDREW LYLE
RALPH KIRSHBAUM (cello)
BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA led by DENNIS SIMONS conducted by DAVID ATHERTON
Bax Symphonic poem: Tintagel Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
12.00* Ian Macrae , arts reporter for BBC Radio Newcastle, talks about the Newcastle arts scene.
12.05* Vaughan Williams A London Symphony
(Presented on 23 February in City Hall, Newcastle, by Newcastle City
Council with assistance from English Estates North) BBC Manchester
Haydn Quartet in F, Op 74 No 2 Britten Quartet No 1 in D
Writer Elizabeth Jolley talks with Margaret Walters. (Broadcastlast Tuesday)
The fourth of eight programmes played by ANDRAS SCHIFF (piano). Book 1: Preludes and Fugues in E flat major; c minor;
B flat major; G minor; F major; Dminor.
BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(Fifth programme at 9.55pm)
The sixth in a Lenten series of seven oratorios by Handel. Messiah
LYNNE DAWSON (soprano)
CATHERINE DENLEY (contralto) DAVID JAMES (counter-tenor) MALDWYN DAVIES (tenor)
MICHAEL GEORGE (bass-baritone) THE SIXTEEN CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA directed by HARRY CHRISTOPHERS. Parti
3.40* Simon Milner reads a letter written by Dr Edward Synge , Bishop of Elphin, who was present at an early Dublin performance of Messiah.
3.45* Parts 2 and 3. Record
Felix Salmond in concert, on record and recalled by some of his pupils and colleagues. Music by Chopin, Pergolesi,
Bach, Beethoven (Sonata in F,
Op 5 No 1, with Leonid Hambro ) Devised and introduced by Leo Black.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON (R)
6.05* FELIX SALMOND (cello) Popper Gavotte in D
Beethoven Variations on Bei
Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen Bridge Mélodie. Records (R)
Second of seven programmes.
An icon of Christ, crowned with thorns, is carried in procession for the people to venerate. Record
led by PAUL WILLEY conducted by SIMON RATTLE JOHN LILL (piano)
Debussy Incidental music: Le Roi Lear
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in c minor
7.50* Interval Reading
7.55* Franz Schmidt Symphony No 4 in c. (Given on 24 January in Birmingham Town Hall. in association with Coopers and Lybrand). BBC Pebble Mill
KRZYSZTOF SMIETANA (violin) JOHN BLAKELY (piano)
Mozart Sonata in B flat (K 454) Schumann Sonata in A minor, Op 105
BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies selects some of the poems she most delights to read. (R)
The fifth of eight programmes. Book 2: Preludes and Fugues in D minor; F major; G minor; B flat major; c minor; E flat major.
BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(Sixth programme next Saturday)
recorded in Southwark Cathedral.
Introit: Call to Remembrance (Farrant)
Psalm 22, w 1-22 (S. Wesley )
First lesson (av): Isaiah 5, vv 1-7 Office Hymn (NEH 78): Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle Canticles: Day in B flat
Second lesson (AV): Mark 12, vvl-12
Anthem: Wash me throughly (S.S. Wesley)
Hymn (NEH 86): My song is love unknown
Organ voluntary: Vater unser im Himmelreich (BWV 636) (Bach)
Organist and Director of Music HARRY BRAMMA
Assistant Organist STEPHEN LAYTON
The last of three programmes. Circa 1550-80 Music by de Rore, Bassano and Marenzio: madrigals and villanelle from the second half of the 16th century, including embellished instrumental arrangements of two works. LONDON PRO MUSICA (R)