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: GREEK EASTER Heaven upon Earth

The first of seven programmes in which David Melling describes the music and ceremonies of Holy
Week as it is celebrated at the Greek Orthodox
Patriarchate in the ancient city of Constantinople. Russian envoys who witnessed the liturgy a thousand years ago were unsure whether they were "in heaven or on earth".
On Palm Sunday morning crosses are distributed as Christ's entry into Jerusalem is commemorated.


Unknown: David Melling

: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery presents a sequence of music with a hint of spring in the air.
7.25 Haydn Fantasia in C (H XVII 4)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
7.40 Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor
Steven Isserlis (cello) Paul Coker (piano)
8.15 Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.30 Debussy La damoiselle élue
Elizabeth Laurence
BBC Singers
BBC SO/Lothar Zagrosek
Bruckner Christus factus est
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Haydn Fantasia
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Paul Coker
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Elizabeth Laurence
Unknown: Bruckner Christus
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Glazunov Spring, Op 34 Scottish National
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
9.15 Chaminade
Susan Milan (flute)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.24 Binchois Deuil angoisseux
Gothic Voices, director
Christopher Page
9.33 Chabrier Suite pastorale
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Van Pascal Tortelier
9.53 Beethoven Rondo a Capriccio (Rage over a Lost Penny)
Moura Lympany (piano)
10.00 Milhaud, arr Stewart Scaramouche
Jean-Marie Londeix
Roseau Quintet
10.09 Walton, arr Palmer As You Like It
Catherine Bott (soprano) Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
10.27 Artist of the Week: Simon Rattle (conductor) Mahler Blumine City of Birmingham SO
10.35 Composer of the Week: Messiaen Joie et clarté
(Les Corps Glorieux) Louis Thiry (organ)
10.41 Bach Gloria (Mass in B minor) Soloists
Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter
11.22 Britten Suite on English Folk- Tunes: A Time There Was
CBSO/Simon Rattle
11.43 Berwald Symphony No 3 in C (Sinfonie Singuliere)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi Producer Edward Blakeman


Flute: Susan Milan
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Binchois Deuil
Unknown: Christopher Page
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Jean-Marie Londeix
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Artist: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Louis Thiry
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Neeme Jarvi
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

: The Sunday Concert

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Grant Llewellyn Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang

: For the End of Time

Messiaen's visionary
Quatuorpour le fin du temps, performed by York Piano Trio
James Campbell (clarinet)


Clarinet: James Campbell

: Great Orchestras of the World

from the Barbican
Hall, London.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conductor Riccardo Chailly Mahler Symphony No 7


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: GREEK EASTER Heaven upon Earth

The second programme in which David Melling describes Holy Week at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Constantinople.
An icon of Christ, crowned with thorns, is carried in procession for the people to venerate.


Unknown: David Melling

: Making Waves

Humphrey Carpenter rounds off a week in the arts and previews the week ahead. Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Hindemith and Nielsen

Berlin Philharmonic Wind
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik , Op 24 No Nielsen
Wind Quintet, Op 43


Unknown: Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik

: Sunday Play: Ice in Wonderland

Robin Lloyd Jones won the 1992 Radio Times Drama
Script Award with this original and remarkable script.
Aboard the good ship Argo, skippered by Captain
Jeremiah Jones Moses
Smith, is a former actor and gambling addict called Wall. His destination is the far northern town of Ophir, where darkness is perpetual and the sound of blasting from the gold mines punctuates the daily lives of the inhabitants.
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Robin Lloyd Jones
Unknown: Jeremiah Jones Moses
Director: Hamish Wilson
Wall: Robin Thomson
Lamentations: Wendy Seager
Captain Smith: Bob Docherty
Dingo: Bill Riddoch
Kabloona: Raymond Ross
Three Fingers: Paul Morrow
Mother Folly: Irene MacDougall
Saloon girl: Amanda Whitehead
Sailors, miners and gamblers: Simon Christie
Sailors, miners and gamblers: Tony Curran
Sailors, miners and gamblers: Cathal , Quinn
Sailors, miners and gamblers: Tony Cownie

: Music in Our Time

Ars Musica Festival
The BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly , perform music by Brian Femeyhough ,
Carver, Tallis and a new
BBC commission by James Dillon.


Conductor: Simon Joly
Music By: Brian Femeyhough
Unknown: James Dillon.

: Choir Works

Introduced by Brian Wright. Daniel-Lesur Cantique de Cantiques; Messe du Jubile
BBC Symphony Chorus, conductor Stephen Jackson Jeremy Filsel (organ) Messiaen La
Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ Moray Welsh (cello) Paul Crossley (piano) Jeanne Loriod (ondes Martenot)
BBC Singers. Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduced By: Brian Wright.
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Jeremy Filsel
Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Jeanne Loriod
Conductor: David Atherton
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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