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: Open University

Maths: Formula Iteration

: Weather

: On Air

with Catriona Young.
7.05 Boyce
Overture No 8 in D
7.15 Hoist Good Friday (Six Male Choruses, Op 53)
7.40 Schumann
Abegg Variations, Op 1
8.05 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 103
8.20 Bach Chorus: Ruht wohl; Chorale: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein (St John Passion)
8.30 Bruch Scottish
Fantasy, Op 46 Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.

: Composers of the Week: Byrd and Tallis

Presented by John Milsom. Byrd Sing Joyfully; 0 Lord make thy servant Elizabeth Tallis Hear the voice and prayer
Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips Tallis Lesson
Andrew Davis (organ)
Byrd Venite (Short Service) Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
Byrd Voluntary
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
Byrd Kyrie; Gloria
(Mass for three voices) Hilliard Ensemble
Byrd Gaudeamus
William Byrd Choir, director Gavin Turner
Byrd Sanctus; Benedictus (Mass for five voices) Hilliard Ensemble
Byrd Ave verum corpus Quink
Byrd Solve jubente Deo Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
Byrd Agnus Dei
(Mass for four voices)
Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips Rpt


Presented By: John Milsom.
Unknown: Elizabeth Tallis

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff, with Michael McCarthy , including
Mozart Overture: Idomeneo
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Christian Lindberg (trombone) Bourgeois
Trombone Concerto
10.30 Liszt At the Grave of Richard Wagner
10.35 Ives General William
Booth Enters into Heaven
10.40 Bach Cantata No
82: Ich habe genug
11.05 Berg Violin Concerto
11.30 Beethoven
Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81 (Les adieux)
11.45 Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela


Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Richard Wagner

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: A Meditation on the Passion of Christ

from the Chapel of St
John's College, Cambridge. Hymn: Ride on! Ride on in majesty (Descant: Robinson) Reading: from The Way into the Holiest (F B Meyer)
Gospel: Mark 14, w 32-50 Thou knowest, Lord (Purcell) This worldes joie (Bax) Tristis est anima mea
Hymn: My song is love unknown
Reading: Job 14, w 1-13, 18-22
Gospel: Matthew 27,w 11-26 0 Lord, Almighty God (Naylor) Timor et tremor (Poulenc) 0 by and by (Tippett)
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous Cross
(Descant: Guest)
Readings: Exodus 17, w 3-6; Good Friday (Christina Rosetti )
Gospel: John 19, w 16-42 0 vos omnes (Gesualdo)
Be still, my soul (Whitlock) Organ voluntary: 0 Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross (BWV 622) (Bach) Director of music
Christopher Robinson
Organ scholar Allan Walker


Unknown: Christina Rosetti
Music: Christopher Robinson
Unknown: Allan Walker

: Sorrowful Mysteries

Biber's Mystery Sonatas representing the Passion of Christ.
No 8: The Crowning with Thorns; No 9: The Carrying of the Cross; No 10: The Crucifixion
John Holloway (violin)
Davitt Moroney (continuo) Tragicomedia Discs


Violin: John Holloway
Violin: Davitt Moroney

: Mining the Archive

Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895-1967)
4: "Malcolm makes the beggars sing like blazes" (Thomas Beecham )
Lyndon Jenkins introduces broadcasts from the 1960s in which Sargent conducts choral works by composers he admired, together with part of a 1955 Prom in which he accompanies his one-time teacher, Benno Moiseiwitsch. Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region BBC SO and Chorus
Delius Piano Concerto
Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra Elgar The Music Makers
Marjorie Thomas (contralto) Royal Choral Society
Huddersfield Choral Society Leeds Philharmonic Society London SO
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Introduces: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch.
Piano: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: As I Roved Out

Nicholas Carolan listens to some of the countryside songs and tunes from
Ireland preserved at the BBC's request by collectors Sean 0 Boyle and Peter Kennedy.
Producer David Byers


Unknown: Nicholas Carolan
Unknown: Peter Kennedy.
Producer: David Byers

: The Music Machine

Another Byte 5
Mike Edwards looks at the areas where acoustic and digital meet.
A Track Record production


Unknown: Mike Edwards

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Bach's St Matthew Passion

A second chance to hear the one-to-a-part performance given in the Royal Albert Hall during last year's Proms, when Joshua Rifkin conducted the St
James's Baroque Players, the Bach Ensemble and a small group of solo singers.
Nancy Argenta , Susanne Ryden and Rachel Platt (sopranos)
Ricard Bordas and Steven Rickards (countertenors) Mark Padmore (tenor)
Christian Hilz , Christopher Foster and Jeremy White (basses)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Nancy Argenta
Unknown: Susanne Ryden
Sopranos: Rachel Platt
Sopranos: Ricard Bordas
Unknown: Steven Rickards
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Christian Hilz
Tenor: Christopher Foster
Basses: Jeremy White
Evangelist: John Elwes (tenor)
Christus: Stephen Varcoe (bass)

: Chopin

Kathryn Stott (piano)
Nocturnes: in G minor, Op 15 No 3; in F minor, Op 55 No 1; in G minor, Op 37 No 1 Rpt


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Passion Carols

Anon Be it known to all
Rogers Covey-Crump and John Potter (tenors)
Gordon Jones (baritone)
Readings by Derek Jacobi. A Magenta Music International production
For details see Monday


Tenors: John Potter
Baritone: Gordon Jones
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.

: Friday Feature: The Sound of Prayer

James Whitbourn explores the diverse and changing world of church music and talks to the people who compose and perform it. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Midnight Oil

with Alwynne Pritchard and Sarah Walker , in the first of two retrospectives. Tapestry are heard in Weirdi by Laurence Crane , Charles Mutter performs James Dillon 's Siorram,
Mary Wiegoid and the Composers' Ensemble recreate in the studio Vinko Globokar's s theatrical Letters, and Double Edge present Kevin Volans Cicada.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Laurence Crane
Unknown: Charles Mutter
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Mary Wiegoid
Unknown: Kevin Volans Cicada.
Producer: Alan Hall

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