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: Sacred and Profane

With Fiona Talkington.
7.02 Kodaly Pange lingua BBC Singers
Margaret Phillips (organ), conductor Simon Joly
7.16 Prokofiev Sinfonietta, Op 48
7.40 Suk Fantastic
Scherzo, Op 25
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Christopher Adey
8.00 Mozart Mass in C
(K317) (Coronation) Soloists
Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna Hofburgkapella Choralschola
Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.27 Purcell Sing unto
God, 0 ye kingdoms of the earth (Z52)
Michael George (bass)
Choir of New College, Oxford The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.34 Kodaly Laudes organi BBC Singers
Margaret Phillips (organ), conductor Simon Joly Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Singers: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Christopher Adey
Musicus: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Director: Kodaly Laudes
Singers: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Simon Joly
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Jazz writer Alun Morgan previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Alun Morgan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Gershwin Overture: Strike
Up the Band
9.11 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale
9.18 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat
9.34 Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
9.41 William Lloyd Webber Aurora
9.52 Artist of the Week:
Anne Queffelec (piano)
Mozart Adagio and Allegro in F minor (K594)
10.00 Handel Concerto
Grosso in G, Op 6 No 1
10.12 lbert Bacchanale
10.21 Chopin Prelude in D flat, Op 28 No 15
10.28 Puccini Un bel di vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
10.33 Bach, arc
Sitkovetsky Goldberg Variations (Nos 1-15)
11.00 Shostakovich
Incidental music: Hamlet
11.11 Vaughan Williams Five English Folk Songs
11.26 Satie Gymnopedies
11.33 Composer of the Week:
Stanford Serenade in F,
Op 95 (1st mvt)
11.48 George Lloyd Symphony No 1
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Unknown: Faure Cantique
Unknown: William Lloyd Webber
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: George Lloyd
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

There Was an Old Man lain Burnside discovers that the Dublin-born Composer of the Week Charles Villiers
Stanford was really a Limerick man.
Producer David Byers


Unknown: Charles Villiers
Producer: David Byers

: Fairest Isle

The Coronation of King James 11
When James II was crowned in 1685 in Westminster
Abbey, he ensured that every detail of the day was painstakingly recorded by Francis Sandford , Lancaster
Herald of Arms. Today's guide to James's coronation day is Jeremy Summerly , who recalls a day that was memorable not least for the music of the 25-year-old Henry Purcell.
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Francis Sandford
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Producer: Antony Pitts

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Philharmonic US Tour
Conductors Yan Pascal
Tortelier and Peter Maxwell
Tchaikovsky Fantasy
Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Maxwell Davies The
Beltane Fire
Debussy La Mer
Given in April this year in the Jorgensen Auditorium, Storrs


Unknown: Peter Maxwell

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page evokes the medieval landscape of the Isle of Ely.
Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: Britten Plus

The fourth in the series of 15 concerts featuring the complete songs of Benjamin Britten alongside vocal music by the composers he most admired, given last Tuesday in the Wigmore Hall, London. Britten and Schumann
Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Schumann Liederkreis ,
Op 39
Britten Beware! (Three
Early Songs); Winter Words; Four Cabaret Songs


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Schumann Liederkreis

: Sunday Feature: Landscapes of the Mind

Joe Mordaunt Crook ,
Professor of Architecture at the University of London, takes a trip with Sir Roy Strong through some of the spectacular gardens and landscapes of the Lake District - Levens Hall ,
Corby Castle and John Ruskin 's home, Brantwood. They admire the villas around Lake Windermere and discuss a quintessentially English contribution to design: the landscape garden.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Joe Mordaunt Crook
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Levens Hall
Unknown: John Ruskin
Unknown: Lake Windermere
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Kiev Chamber Choir

director Mykola Gobdych Stephen Isserlis (cello) Tavener Sviati
(first UK broadcast) with liturgical music by Grechaninov, Rachmaninov,
Tchaikovsky and other Russian and Ukrainian composers.
Last Monday's Lunchtime Concert


Director: Mykola Gobdych
Cello: Stephen Isserlis
Cello: Tavener Sviati

: Choral Foundations

Adrian Jack tours six English cathedrals, celebrating their heritage in music, architecture and history. 2: St Paul's
In St Paul's Cathedral,
Christopher Wren created his masterpiece and showed the British genius for compromise, with a Gothic plan expressed in a classical style. Adrian Jack is joined by the Canon
Chancellor, the Rev John Haliburton. With music by previous organists of St Paul 's - John Stainer and Thomas Attwood - and composers who have written works for its choir, including Elgar, Howells and Jonathan Harvey.
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral
The Parley of Instruments Andrew Lucas and Christopher Deamley (organ), conductor John Scott
Producer Tim Thorne
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: John Haliburton.
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: John Stainer
Unknown: Thomas Attwood
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey.
Unknown: Andrew Lucas
Unknown: Christopher Deamley
Conductor: John Scott
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Drama Now: God's Locusts

Terry Eagleton 's new play looks at the Irish famine from the perspective of Whitehall. In his black comedy, opinions as to the cause of the famine vary: accident, God's design or an inconceivable disaster for which Britain itself must take some responsibility.
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Terry Eagleton
Hamish McClintock: Roger Lloyd Pack
William Smith O'Brien: Ian McElhinney
John Mitchell: Colum Convey
George Dainton: Dan Gordon
Molly Byrne: Farrell Fleming
Jane Elgee: Barbara Griffin
Nigel Creighton: Charlie Bonner
James Bracken: Mario Rosenstock

: John Field

Nocturnes Nos 11-18
Daniel Adni (piano)


Piano: Daniel Adni

: Record Review

Building a Library.
Monteverdi's Orfeo by Bruce Wood.
Revised rpt from yesterday 9am


Unknown: Bruce Wood.

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