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: Open University

Animal Physiology: Navigation and Biological Clocks

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery presents an edition centred on an early Tudor Mass by Nicholas Ludford.
7.03 Du Mont
Symphonie en ré
7.05 Ludford Kyrie; Gloria (Missa Christi Virgo Dilectissima)
7.15 Georg Bohm Overture in D
7.35 Ludford Credo
7.45 Dukas Symphony in C
8.25 Ludford Sanctus; Benedictus
8.35 Bach Concerto in A minor (BWV 593)
8.45 Ludford Agnus Dei; Communio
8.55 Du Mont
Symphonie en sol Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Nicholas Ludford.
Unknown: Georg Bohm

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Prunella Scales and Timothy West present the first of four holiday programmes.
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat (H Vile 1)
John Wilbraham (trumpet) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
9.20 Prom Artist of the Week: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) Purcell The Fairy Queen (excerpts) Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
9.47 Fanny Mendelssohn Overture
Women's Philharmonic, conductor Jo Ann Falletta
10.01 Franck
Symphonic Variations Artur Rubinstein (piano) Symphony of the Air, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
10.15 Vivian Ellis
Mr Cinders (excerpts) Denis Lawson
Christina Matthews
London Company, director Michael Dixon
10.24 Mozart Larghetto (Clarinet Quintet) Jack Brymer (clarinet) Allegri Quartet
10.32 Verdi
Willow Song (Othello)
Leonie Rysanek (soprano) Rome Opera Orchestra , conductor Tullio Serafin
10.47 Jacob William Byrd Suite (excerpts)
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
Handel Samson (excerpts) Felicity Lott (soprano) London Voices
ECO/Raymond Leppard
11.01 Patterson Duologue Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Julius Drake (piano)
11.15 Bach
Cantata No 10:
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn
Stuttgart Gachinger Choir
Bach Collegium/Helmut Rilling
11.50 Composer of the Week: Biber Mystery Sonata No 12 (The Ascension) John Holloway (violin)
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord) Tragicomedia
12.03 Janacek Sinfonietta
CBSO/Simon Rattle Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: John Wilbraham
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Jo Ann Falletta
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Conductor: Vivian Ellis
Conductor: Mr Cinders
Unknown: Denis Lawson
Unknown: Christina Matthews
Director: Michael Dixon
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Soprano: Leonie Rysanek
Conductor: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Conductor: Jacob William
Conductor: Byrd Suite
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: Handel Samson
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Patterson Duologue
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Meine Seele
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: Janacek Sinfonietta
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Full Score

This week's quiz comes from the Aldeburgh Festival. Guy Woolfenden and team captains David Owen Norris and Daryl Runswick are joined in the Jubilee Hall by guests Germaine Greer and John Bird.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Daryl Runswick
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: John Bird.

: Musical Tales: The Nutcracker

Tony Robinson tells a contemporary version of the tale that inspired Tchaikovsky to write his ballet.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: The Sunday Concert

Tavener and Haydn
A chance to hear one of John
Tavener's smaller scale
"ritual" pieces, an ikon of sorrow, love and forgiveness. Tavener Eis Thanaton
Haydn Missa in angustiis (Nelson Mass)
Catherine Pierard (soprano) Catherine Denley (alto) Lynton Atkinson (tenor)
Stephen Richardson (bass) Joyful Company of Singers City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox , co-conductor Simon Halsey


Soprano: Catherine Pierard
Soprano: Catherine Denley
Tenor: Lynton Atkinson
Bass: Stephen Richardson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Simon Halsey

: Tasmin Little at the Wigmore Hall

Tasmin Little (violin) Piers Lane (piano)
Elgar Sonata in E minor, Op 82 Dominic Muldowney Anatomy Lesson
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Arvo Part Fratres
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, Op25
A Floating Earth production


Piano: Elgar Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Mark Elder Peter Donohoe (piano) Rossini
Overture: William Tell
Piano Concerto in F
Also Sprach Zarathustra John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine


Conductor: Mark Elder
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: William Tell

: Music for Guitar

played by Neil Smith. Albeniz, arr Segovia Legend
Tansman Suite in modopolonico Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Segovia Estudio sin luz Turina Rafaga


Played By: Neil Smith.
Unknown: Tansman Suite
Unknown: Segovia Estudio
Unknown: Turina Rafaga

: Interpretations on Record

Jonathan Keates examines what singers like
Janet Baker and Joan Sutherland , and conductors like Rene
Jacobs and Sir Charles
Mackerras, have done with Handel's Julius Caesar.


Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Julius Caesar.

: Prom News

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
The world premiere of an epic score by John Tavener , commissioned by the BBC and inspired by the Greek
Orthodox Church, with texts drawn from the Book of Revelations.
John Tavener
The Apocalypse
New London Children's Choir
City of London Sinfonia and Chorus/Richard Hickox


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: John Tavener
SI John: Thomas Randle (tenor)
The Woman: Patricia Rozario (soprano)
Voice of God: Stephen Richardson (bass)
Whore of Babylon: Ruby Philogene (mezzo)
Angel: Christopher Robson (counter)
Disciple: David Nickless (treble)

: Sunday Play: The Gigii Concert

Tom Murphy 's play has gained an almost legendary status. The despairing Irish millionaire meets the hapless English dilettante and together they explore the infinite possibilities of the human soul.


Unknown: Tom Murphy
J P W King: Peter McEnery
Irish Man: Tony Doyle
Mona: Noelle Brown

: Purcell Quartet

Catherine Mackintosh and Elizabeth Wallfisch (violins) Richard Boothby (cello)
Robert Woolley (h'chord/organ) Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor (RV64); Trio
Sonata in B flat (R V77);
Violin Sonata in A (RV29); Trio Sonata in G (R V71)


Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Violins: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Cello: Richard Boothby
Cello: Robert Woolley

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