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: Sacred and Profane

with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Purcell Lord , how long wilt Thou be angry? (Z25)
7.08 Albrechtsberger Three Preludes
7.15 Haydn Symphony No 1 in 7.25 Sweellnck
Toccata in C
7.30 Muffat
Sonata No 5 in G
7.45 Purcell Who hath believed our report? (Z64)
8.00 The Great
In the final programme of the series, Paul Guinery and the Rev Alan Walker discuss the future of music for the Eucharist, and the BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly with Margaret Phillips (organ), perform new Mass settings especially written for today's programme.
Producers Piers Burton-Page and Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Purcell Lord
Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Alan Walker
Conductor: Simon Joly
Unknown: Margaret Phillips
Producers: Piers Burton-Page
Producers: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Dr John Evans , Head of Radio 3 Music Department and an authority on the music of Benjamin Britten , looks ahead to the week on Radio 3.


Unknown: Dr John Evans
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Coronation March
9.08 Bridge Summer
9.23 Bach
Have Mercy Lord on Me (St Matthew Passion)
9.30 Hoist St Paul's Suite
9.42 Schubert
Die Schone Mullerin (D795)
9.53 Vivaldi Sonata in G minor (RV58) (II pastor fido)
10.02 Gershwin Cuban
10.12 Chopin
Etudes, Op 10: No 3 in E; No 4 in C sharp minor
10.18 William Crotch
Organ Concerto No 2 in A
Mendelssohn Mitten wir im Leben sind,
Op 23 No 3
10.50 Berlioz
Overture: Les francs-juges
11.03 Composers of the Week:
William and Henry Lawes Henry Lawes
I Rise and Grieve
11.08 Quincy Porter Ukranian Suite
11.18 Artist of the Week:
Clara Haskil (piano) Mozart Piano Sonata in F (K280)
11.35 Elgar Coronation Ode Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Unknown: Mendelssohn Mitten
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Quincy Porter
Piano: Clara Haskil
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repealed from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

lain Burnside's programme this week includes a new song written specially for the series by Gavin Bryars. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Gavin Bryars.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

"Meaning motion fans fresh our wits with wonder. "
In the sixth part of his monthly history of British music, Roderick Swanston traces the political and artistic battles in both church and theatre that followed the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. With music by Humfrey, Locke, Blow, Eccles and Purcell. Producer Antony Pitts


Music: Roderick Swanston
Producer: Antony Pitts

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Scottish SO conductor David Shallon
Linda Finnie (mezzo)
Strauss Tod und Verklarung Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: David Shallon
Conductor: Linda Finnie
Unknown: Strauss Tod

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Michelene Wandor look at the Jewish contribution to culture in 17th-century Italy, focusing on the work of Salamone Rossi
at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Salamone Rossi
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Bath International Festival 1995

Joshua Bell and Pamela
Frank (violins)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Steven Isserlis (cello)
Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Mozart Duo in G for violin and viola (K423)
Faure Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 45
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
A Classic Arts production


Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Pascal Devoyon

: Sunday Feature: Harrison's Bigwigs

Last Thoughts upon St Paules
Sir John Gielgud plays Sir Christopher Wren and author Carey Harrison the Neapolitan architect
Gianiorenzo Bernini in the second of three imagined moments in the lives of some of Henry Purcell 's eminent contemporaries.
The architect and Surveyor-General Sir Christopher Wren defends the principles and design of his masterwork,
St Paul 's Cathedral.
Director David Benedictus Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: Carey Harrison
Unknown: Gianiorenzo Bernini
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren
Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Noah Richler
Sir Christopher Wren: John Gielgud
King Charles II: John Moffatt
Chiffinch: Sam Dastor
Gianlorenzo Bernini: Carey Harrison
Isaac Barrow: Bill Wallis

: Peter Philips

Graham Dixon introduces the first of two programmes of music by the Elizabethan composer who left his native England to seek religious freedom in Rome and the Low Countries, In his travels he came across a variety of musical styles, which are clearly heard in his own compositions. With Italian madrigals and keyboard music performed by Red Byrd and Paul Nicholson (harpsichord). See also Tuesday 4.30pm


Introduces: Graham Dixon
Introduces: Paul Nicholson

: The Sunday Play: The Country Wife

by William Wycherley, adapted by Martyn Read. The last of four Sunday Play productions featuring classics of Restoration drama with the late Sir Michael Hordern in his final role. London, 1675, and the King's Players give the first performance of William Wycherley 's new play, in which Harry Horner, an unredeemed rake-hell, hits upon a remarkable stratagem for conquering new bedchambers!
Music by Malcolm McKee. Director: Sue Wilson
* Julia McKenzie 's Kind of Day: page 130


Writer: William Wycherley
Adapted By: Martyn Read
William Wycherley: Michael Hordern
Music By: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
William Wycherley: Michael Hordern
Horner: Anton Lesser
Lady Fidget: Julia McKenzie
Pinchwife: Stephen Moore
Margery Pinchwife: Cathryn Bradshaw
Sir Jasper Fidget: Norman Rodway
Sparkish: Gary Bond
Harcourt: Michael Cochrane
Alithea: Julia Hills
Dorliant: Gareth Tudor Price
Lucy: Sunny Ormonde
Dainty Squeamish: Jean Perkins
Squeamish: Susie Baxter
Old Lady Squeamish: Jill Graham
The Quack: John Webb
Harpsichord/Musical Director: Malcolm McKee
Oboe/Cor Anglais/Period Wind: Paul Arden Taylor
Trombone: Martha Ann Brooks
Clarinet/Flute/Piccolo: Adrian Bullers
Harp: Audrey Douglas
Violin/Viola: Nic Fallowfield

: Choir Works

In the early 1920s, three composers from three different countries found themselves independently recreating the spirit of Renaissance polyphony.
Presented by Brian Wright. Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
BBC Singers/John
Poole Pizzetti Messa di Requiem Mikaeli Chamber Choir, director Anders Eby Frank Martin Mass
BBC Singers/John Poole Producer David Gallagher


Presented By: Brian Wright.
Unknown: Poole Pizzetti Messa
Producer: David Gallagher

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library
R'vsd rpt from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Richard Osborne.

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