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: Open University

Countdown to Angles

: Sacred and Profane

Presented by Paul Guinery.
7.02 Maxwell Davies
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal
7.18 Purcell Benedicite
(Morning and Evening Service, Z230)
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge,
Charles Matthews and Graham
Jackson (organ), director Richard Marlow
7.28 Bach, arr Stokowskl Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.44 Purcell Benedictus
Soloists, The King's Consort and Choir, director Robert King
7.51 Weber Overture: Abu
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
7.57 Johan Robert
Si Alexandre et Hector fussent en vie
Lena Susanne Norin (alto), Ferrara Ensemble , conductor Crawford Young
8.12 Purcell When on my sick bed I languish (Z144) Soloists, The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.18 Desenclos Requiem BBC Singers,
Margaret Phillips (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Charles Matthews
Director: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Johan Robert
Conductor: Si Alexandre
Unknown: Lena Susanne Norin
Conductor: Ferrara Ensemble
Director: Robert King
Singers: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Choice of Three

Brian Wright previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Brian Wright

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bruckner Overture in G minor
9.15 Schumann Pause; Davidsbundler March
9.19 Lully Acis et Galatee (excerpts)
9.27 Pierne Cydalise et le chèvre-pied: Suite No 2
9.43 Vaughan Williams
Three Shakespeare Songs
9.50 Bach Sinfonia
(Cantata No 29)
9.54 Gillis Symphony No 5 112
(A Symphony for Fun)
10.11 Albeniz Sevilla ;
(Suite espanola No 1)
10.22 Lheritier Motet:
Nigra Sum
10.28 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 6 in B flat
10.50 Donizetti Povero
Ernesto! (Don Pasquale )
11.00 Dvorak Bagatelles , Op 4 (excerpts)
11.10 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Tales from the Vienna Woods
11.25 Artist of the Week:
John Lill (piano)
William Lloyd Webber Six pieces
11.37 Composer of the Week:
Nicholas Maw One foot in Eden still, I stand
11.45 Dohnanyi Ruralia Hungarica, Op 32b
Producer Piers Burton-Page Discs


Unknown: Pierne Cydalise
Unknown: Albeniz Sevilla
Unknown: Donizetti Povero
Unknown: Don Pasquale
Unknown: Dvorak Bagatelles
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Piano: John Lill
Unknown: Dohnanyi Ruralia

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Folk Songs lain Burnside discovers what happens when a composer decides to take a folk song into the concert hall.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

Bruce Wood investigates the working methods of Henry Purcell.
Producer Anthony Sellers


Unknown: Bruce Wood

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Richard Simpson (oboe) David Butt (flute)
Graham Sheen (bassoon) Timothy Brown (horn)
Eva Urbanova (soprano) Ludovit Ludha (tenor)
Dalibor Tolas (baritone) Peter Mikulas (bass)
Jack Shepherd (narrator) Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat
Martinu The Epic of Gilgamesh
Given in January in the Royal Festival Hall, London


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Oboe: Richard Simpson
Bassoon: Graham Sheen
Horn: Timothy Brown
Soprano: Eva Urbanova
Tenor: Ludovit Ludha
Baritone: Dalibor Tolas
Bass: Peter Mikulas
Narrator: Jack Shepherd

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Timothy Roberts explore how interpretations of Purcell songs have changed radically over the years, not only the style of singing but also the accompaniments. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Purcell

Edward Higginbottom directs the Choir of New
College, Oxford, and the Academy of Ancient Music in a concert given earlier today at St Giles' Church, Cripplegate, London.
A Trumpet Tune: Hear my prayer (115); Thy word is a lantern unto my feet (Z61); Chacony in G minor (Z730); Beati omnes qui timent Dominum (1131); 0 God. Thou art my God (Z35); Te Deum and Jubilate (Z232)


Unknown: Edward Higginbottom

: Mask

A masque for Henry Purcell. Text by Ian Burton , sound composition by Ron Geesin. With Nicky Henson , Danny Maynard and Geoffrey Whitehead as Purcell's
"voices" and Zulema Dene ,
John Turner and Jane
Whittenshaw as the others.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Unknown: Ian Burton
Unknown: Ron Geesin.
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Danny Maynard
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: John Turner
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Schumann

Schumann Uederkreis , Op 24 Purcell If music be the food of love, The Queen's
Epicedium, By beauteous softness, In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Since from my dear
Astrea's sight, 0 Solitude.
Last Monday's Lunchtime Concert See also Wednesday 8.00pm


Unknown: Schumann Uederkreis

: The Sunday Play: The Beatification of Area Boy

By Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka. Recorded in the presence of an audience, director Jude Kelly 's world premiere production for the West Yorkshire Playhouse is brought to national radio in association with BBC Radio
Drama in London.
Through a kaleidoscope of characters, startling imagery and satirical songs, Soyinka's play examines post oil boom Lagos, a city in conflict, and hints at a hopeful path for its future.
Other parts played by Makinde Adeniran ,
Stefan Butschi , Lilly Friedrich , Ombo Gogo Ombo, Miriam Keller , Roger Nydegger , Abayomi Obileye , Anthony Ofoegbu , Akin Oyewole , Victor Power , Olabisi Tuluwase.
Music and songs by Wole Soyinka and Tunji Oyelana
Directed for radio by Alby James


Unknown: Wole Soyinka.
Director: Jude Kelly
Played By: Makinde Adeniran
Played By: Stefan Butschi
Played By: Lilly Friedrich
Unknown: Miriam Keller
Unknown: Roger Nydegger
Unknown: Abayomi Obileye
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Akin Oyewole
Unknown: Victor Power
Unknown: Olabisi Tuluwase.
Songs By: Wole Soyinka
Songs By: Tunji Oyelana
Unknown: Alby James
Sanda: Tyrone Huggins
Trader: Femi Elufowju Jr
Judge: Wale Ojo
Barber: Olawale Ogunyemi
Mama Put: Susan Aderin
Miseyi: Bow Aiyeola
Minstrel: Tunji Oyelana

: Choir Works

A concert of Worcestershire music given last month in Worcester Cathedral.
Introduced by Brian Wright. Christine Cairns (mezzo) Worcester Festival Choral
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Donald Hunt
Atkins Hymn of Faith
Harrison Worcestershire Suite
Hunt A Song of Celebration Elgar The Music Makers Producer Antony Pitts


Introduced By: Brian Wright.
Introduced By: Christine Cairns
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Conductor: Atkins Hymn
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Record Review

Building a Library
Chopin's Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor by Stephen Plaistow. Tess Knighton on new releases of Renaissance choral music.
Revised rpt from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow.
Unknown: Tess Knighton

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