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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Gibbons Prelude in G
Laurence Cummings (organ)
7.06 Gombert Kyrie; Gloria (Missa Tempore Paschali). Henry's Eight
7.21 Gibbons In Nomine a 5 Fretwork
7.27 William Harris Faire Is the Heaven
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
7.34 Gombert Credo (Missa
Tempore Paschali). Henry's Eight
7.44 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 31: Der Himmel
Lacht, die Erde Jubilieret
Helga Termer (soprano),
Eberhard Biichner (tenor),
Hermann Christian Polster (bass), St Thomas Choir , Leipzig,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, director Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
8.08 Gombert Sanctus (Missa
Tempore Paschali). Henry's Eight
8.16 Bach, arr Walton Suite: The Wise Virgins
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Louis Lane
8.34 Corsican Chant Paschalis
Organum. Ensemble Organum, director Marcel Peres
8.39 Gombert Agnus Dei (Missa Tempore Paschali)
8.47 Corsican Chant Tantum Ergo Sacramentum
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Laurence Cummings
Unknown: William Harris Faire
Conductor: Simon Joly
Unknown: Erde Jubilieret
Soprano: Helga Termer
Tenor: Eberhard Biichner
Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Bass: St Thomas Choir
Director: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
Conductor: Louis Lane
Director: Marcel Peres
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Saxophonist John Surman joins Sandy Burnett to preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Rossini Overture: La Cambiale di
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.09 Mendelssohn, arr
Uszt/Horowitz Wedding March and Variations (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
9.16 Smetana, orch Frantisek Hertel Wedding Scenes
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Stankovsky
9.28 Monteverdi Sonata sopra Sancta Maria (1610 Vespers)
London Oratory Junior Choir, English Baroque Soloists, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.35 Franpaix Divertissement Amaury Wallez (bassoon), Ensemble Carl Stamitz
9.46 Ireland A Downland Suite
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.05 Jongen Jeux d'Enfants Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul (piano duet)
10.16 Bach Sinfonia; Duet (Easter Oratorio)
Werner Krenn (tenor),
Tom Krause (baritone), Stuttgart CO, conductor Karl Munchinger
10.32 Artist of the Week:
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
10.41 Gounod Jewel Song (Faust) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano),
Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, conductor John Mauceri
10.46 Composer of the Week:
Amy Beach Dreaming (Four Sketches) Alan Feinberg (piano)
10.54 Copland Appalachian Spring Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
11.27 Mozart Andante in C, K315
Konrad Hunteler (flute),
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Briiggen
11.33 Beethoven Variations on Haibel's "Minuet a la Vigano", WoO 68 Olli Mustonen (piano)
11.45 Strauss Divertimento after
Couperin (excerpt) Orpheus CO
11.55 Rutter Gloria
Cambridge Singers,
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, conducted by the Composer Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Frantisek Hertel
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Bassoon: Amaury Wallez
Bassoon: Ensemble Carl Stamitz
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Jongen Jeux
Unknown: Isabel Beyer
Piano: Harvey Dagul
Tenor: Werner Krenn
Baritone: Tom Krause
Conductor: Karl Munchinger
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Conductor: John Mauceri
Piano: Alan Feinberg
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Mozart Andante
Flute: Konrad Hunteler
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Gordon Stewart introduces a selection of Schubert songs to celebrate the arrival of spring. The singers are Brigitte Fassbaender ,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Heinrich
Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Producer: Peter Tanner

: The Sunday Concert

London Mozart Players
Conductor Matthias Bamert , Howard Shelley (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 43 in E flat (Mercury)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Howard Shelley

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Eamon Duffy explore holy feasts, fasts and festivities in the Middle Ages. Repeat


Unknown: Eamon Duffy
Unknown: Middle Ages.

: Carnival at Cheltenham

John Bird presents the first of five concerts recorded at the Pittville Pump Room, exploring chamber music inspired by the characters of the commedia dell'arte.
Members of the Composers Ensemble Sibelius Scene damour
Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Deidre Gribbin Narrative for a Harlequin
Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Birtwistle Chorale from a Toyshop Roussel Serenade
Martinu Pierrot 's Serenade:
Harlequin: Colombine Sings Ravel Introduction and Allegro Producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Deidre Gribbin
Unknown: Roussel Serenade
Unknown: Martinu Pierrot
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Sunday Feature: Che

Dr Ernesto Che Guevara was born in Argentina in 1928. Shortly after receiving his medical degree, he enlisted in the cause of the oppressed. He fought in Guatemala, was a leader in the Cuban revolution, and died in Bolivia in 1967. What turned an asthmatic middle-class boy into one of the 20th century's most revolutionary figures? Christopher Hitchens reports from Cuba and beyond on the real and posthumous life of Che Guevara.


Reporter: Christopher Hitchens
Producer: Tim Dee

: Guildhall String Ensemble

Dvorak, orch Suk Cypresses
Bartok Two Romanian Folk Dances
Suk Serenade, Op 6
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: Sunday Play: The Oedipus Plays

Sophocles's two tragedies directed for radio by Peter Hall with the cast of the Royal National Theatre production. Translated and adapted by Ranjit Bolt, with original music by Judith Weir. Alan Howard is Oedipus. All the other members of the company, including the named characters, play the Chorus.
7.30 Oedipus the King
Sophocles's masterpiece relates the story of a man who unwittingly brings destruction upon himself and his family. Repeated from Monday Radio 4
8.50 Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus wanders the land in self-imposed exile. With his daughter Antigone, he seeks sanctuary at Colonus, to the initial fear of local people.
John Baxter , Suzanne Bertish (Jocasta/
Messenger), Jean-Benoit Blanc , Helen Bourne (An Elder of Colonus), Christian Burgess (Theseus). Christopher Campbell , Michael Carter (Priest of Zeus). Tamsin Dives. Pip Donaghy (Creon). Peter Gordon (Old shepherd). Sophie Grimmer , Greg Hicks (Tiresias/Polynices), Colin Hurley , Jeffery Kissoon . Kathleen McGoldrick , Tanya Moodie (Antigone). Simon Scott (Messenger from Corinth). Graham Sinclair. Jennie Stoller (Hymn to Colonus). Clare Swinburne (Ismene)
Music performed by Martin Allen. Michael Gregory , Steve Foster. Kirsten Spratt and Judith Kleinman. Producer Peter Kavanagh See also Tuesday 9.25pm


Unknown: Peter Hall
Music By: Judith Weir.
Music By: Alan Howard
Unknown: John Baxter
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish
Unknown: Jean-Benoit Blanc
Unknown: Helen Bourne
Unknown: Christian Burgess
Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: Michael Carter
Unknown: Pip Donaghy
Unknown: Peter Gordon
Unknown: Sophie Grimmer
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Colin Hurley
Unknown: Jeffery Kissoon
Unknown: Kathleen McGoldrick
Unknown: Tanya Moodie
Unknown: Simon Scott
Unknown: Graham Sinclair.
Unknown: Jennie Stoller
Unknown: Clare Swinburne
Unknown: Martin Allen.
Unknown: Michael Gregory
Unknown: Steve Foster.
Unknown: Kirsten Spratt
Unknown: Judith Kleinman.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Choir Works

Brumel's Earthquake Mass was revived some 50 years after his death in a sumptuous performance at the Bavarian court by Lassus, with several singers and instruments for each of the 12 parts. Jeremy Summerly introduces a performance using similar forces.
BBC Singers, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, conductor Bo Holten Gombert Regina Coeli a 12 Brumel Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus
Est a 12 Josquin Desprez Qui Habitat a 24 Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Bo Holten
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Songs from a Country Called Spain

The fourth of six programmes with Jan Fairley. 4: Andalucia
Radio Tarifa takes its name from the southernmost point of Andalucia, a meeting point of cultures owing as much to medieval music as to
Arabic-Moorish music and flamenco.


Unknown: Jan Fairley.

: Building a Library

Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Parsifal
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
5.45 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Parsifal: Poul Elming(baritone)
Amfortas: Bernd Weikl(baritone)
Kundry: Janis Martin (mezzo)
Titurel: Matthais Holle (bass)
Gurnemanz: John Tomlinson(bass)

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