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: Sacred and Profane

An all-British edition to launch Fairest Isle, presented by Paul Guinery.
7.03 Purcell
Cibell in C (Z768)
Blow Chaconne in G
7.09 Byrd Fantasia in A minor for organ
7.19 Keller Sonata No 1 in D
7.25 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
7.45 Purcell Unto Thee will lcry(Z63)
8.00 The Great Thanksgiving
8.35 Murrill Carillon
8.40 Purcell / will give thanks unto the Lord (Z21) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

with Radio 3 Controller
Nicholas Kenyon.


Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Walton Coronation Te Deum
9.13 Quilter
Three English Dances
9.28 Matthew Locke Suite for the Royal Wind music of King James I
9.33 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
9.58 Sullivan
Overture: Di Ballo
10.16 Boyce Symphony No 1 (Ode to the New Year)
10.24 Hoist Hymn of Jesus
10.54 Delius
To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water
11.00 Tippett Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
11.19 Composers of the Eton Choirbook
Anon Ah, My Dear, Ah My Dear Son!
11.25 Judith Weir Airs from
Another Planet
11.41 Elgar
Enigma Variations
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Unknown: Matthew Locke Suite
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Tippett Suite
Unknown: Judith Weir
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

In a year-long series, lain Burnside explores every corner of this Fairest Isle to compile his own scrapbook of British songs covering seven centuries, from Tallis to Tippett, Blow to Birtwistle, Vaughan Williams to
Victoria Wood, and Coward to Costello.
Today he maps out his route for the marathon journey. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

Sumer is i-cumen In
In the first of a 12-part monthly series building up a history of British music, Roderick Swanston digs into our musical past to present a picture of monks and minstrels worshipping and wassailing all the way to the end of the Hundred
Years War.
Producer David Gallagher


Music: Roderick Swanston
Producer: David Gallagher

: Purcell Tercentenary Concert

The inaugural concert of Fairest Isle was recorded at
Kensington Palace in November in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales.
The programme was devised as an introduction to the work of Henry Purcell whose complete works can be heard throughout 1995 on Radio 3.
Purcell Welcome to all the pleasures (Ode for Saint
Cecilia's Day); Trio Sonata No 7 in C; If music be the food of love; Pavan a 3 No 3 in A; Fairest Isle (King
Arthur); Sound the trumpet; Raise the voice; In vain the am 'rous flute; Catch: Of all the instruments that are;
Pastoral excerpts (Dido and Aeneas)
Taverner Consort and Players/Andrew Parrott Producer Graham Dixon


Unknown: Taverner Consort


Andrew Davis Ireland The Forgotten Rite Rawsthome
Symphonic Studies
Tippett Concerto for orchestra


Conductor: Andrew Davis

: A String of Fantasy

Four hundred years of fantasias, from Byrd to
Britten, from viol to viola.

: The Lark Ascending

by Vaughan Williams
Christopher Good (reader) lona Brown (violin)
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner Rpt


Violin: Lona Brown
Unknown: Neville Marriner Rpt

: Welcome, Welcome Glorious Morn

from the Banqueting House, Whitehall, introduced by Nicholas Kenyon.
Purcell Overture to Act 3
(The Indian Queen); Be welcome then, great Sir; Oh, how blest is the isle;
Chaconne (The Duke of Gloucester's Ode); Music for a while; Oh, fair Cedaria; Welcome, welcome glorious morn (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary)
King's Consort/Robert King


Introduced By: Nicholas Kenyon.

: The Planets

by Gustav Holst , from the 1973 Proms.
London Choral Society, BBC SO/Adrian Boult


Unknown: Gustav Holst
Unknown: Adrian Boult

: The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell 's "semi-opera" of 1692, based on Shakespeare's A
Midsummer Night's Dream, is a ravishing concoction of love, lunacy and magical transformations.
Music performed by the London Classical Players and the Schutz Choir of London, with soloists
Lorraine Hunt , Catherine Pierard , Susan Bickley , Howard Crook ,
Mark Padmore , David Wilson -Johnson and Richard
Wistreich/Roger Norrington Acts 1-3
8.55 Scenes and Machines
Roger Savage discusses the visual aspects of Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
9.05 Acts 4 and 5 Director Nigel Bryant. Produced in association with EMI Classics


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt.
Soloists: Lorraine Hunt
Soloists: Catherine Pierard
Soloists: Susan Bickley
Soloists: Howard Crook
Soloists: Mark Padmore
Soloists: David Wilson
Titania: Diana Quick
Oberon: Jack Klaff
Bottom: Bernard Cribbins
Robin Goodfellow: Neil Caple
Lysander: William Chubb
Helena: Sandra Berkin
Demetrius: Daniel Strauss
Hermia: Susan Mann
The Duke: Peter Harlowe
Egeus: Garard Green
Peter Quince: Kim Wall
Snout: Peter Meakin
Snug: Gerry Hinks
Flute: Alex Jones
Starveling: David Holt

: Music in Our Time

Robert Ziegler presents new British works from last
November's Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, including a first broadcast for Martin Butler 's tape piece Night Machines, and Shaking the Sky, a substantial new work for ten players by Philip Cashian. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Martin Butler
Unknown: Philip Cashian.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: BBC Singers in Brussels

conductor Simon Joly
Tallis Gaude gloriosa dei mater
Ferneyhough Missa Brevis Carver Gaude flore virginali Dillon Viriditas (BBC commission)


Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Tallis Gaude

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