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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Purcell My Beloved Spake, Z28
Deller Consort , director Alfred Deller
7.15 Cabanilles Tiento No 3: Mono de Todas Manos llton Wjuniski (clavichord)
7.24 Rheinberger Mass in E flat
Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, director Geoffrey Webber
7.45 Bach Cantata No 137: Lobe den Herren
, den Machtigen Konig der Ehren Alan Bergius (treble), Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor),
Albert Hartinger (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harrtoncourt
8.00 A Uturgy for St Columba The second of four features from the community at Pluscarden in Moray. Columba the Apostle. The Kyrie,
Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the Mass for the Apostles are sung by members of the community of Pluscarden
Abbey. Columba brought the faith to the Northern Picts and although the earliest manuscripts for these chants come from the 10th century, they represent a long tradition - a living continuity with the founders of the faith.
8.12 Hoddinott Lady and Unicorn
Ionian Singers, Thalia Myers (piano), conductor Timothy Salter
8.32 Cabanilles Gallarda No 2 llton Wjuniski (clavichord)
8.44 Machaut, arr anon De Toutes Flours
German Early-Music Studio, director Thomas Binkley
Producers Philip Billson and Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Deller Consort
Director: Alfred Deller
Director: Geoffrey Webber
Unknown: Lobe Den Herren
Unknown: Alan Bergius
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Bass: Albert Hartinger
Bass: Tolz Boys
Director: Nikolaus Harrtoncourt
Director: Agnus Dei
Singers: Thalia Myers
Conductor: Timothy Salter
Director: Thomas Binkley
Producers: Philip Billson
Producers: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Soprano Amanda Roocroft previews the Radio 3 week.


Soprano: Amanda Roocroft

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Edinburgh International Festival
This week Brian Kay presents the programme at the Edinburgh International Festival, with live music from the Swingle Singers, David Pyatt (horn), Martin Jones
(piano) and percussionist Heather Corbett. Recorded music includes:
MacKenzie Britannia - Nautical Overture
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd Jones
Chopin Polonaise in A, Op 40 No 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Debussy Marche Ecossaise sur un Theme Populaire
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Maxwell Davies Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Poulenc, orch Berkeley Flute Sonata Jennifer Stinton , Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
Grainger Scotch Strathspey and Reel Monteverdi Choir,
English Country Gardiner Orchestra , conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Bliss Overture: Edinburgh
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Kay
Horn: David Pyatt
Horn: Martin Jones
Unknown: Heather Corbett.
Conductor: David Lloyd Jones
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Jennifer Stinton
Conductor: Gardiner Orchestra
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Producer: Brian Jackson

: The Culture Club

Joan Bakewell hosts a quiz covering the entire artistic and musical canvas, recorded on location at arts and music festivals throughout the country. 5: Chichester Festival. With guests Stephen Bayley , Frank Delaney , Dillie Keane and Brian Sewell.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Brian Sewell.

: Schubert Songbook

The Lure of the Orient. Gordon Stewart presents the first of two programmes featuring settings by Schubert of poems which drew their inspiration from the East. The poets are August von Platen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
and Marianne von Willemer.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Unknown: Marianne von Willemer.

: Sunday Concert

BBC National Orchestra of Wales. conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Milhaud Le Boeufsur le Toit
Michael Nyman The Piano Concerto Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Debussy La Mer


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Michael Nyman

: Opera to Order

Patrick O'Connor presents the fifth of eight programmes featuring listeners' requests from the world of opera. ADDRESS: Opera to Order, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171) [number removed]
EMAIL: radio3.opera.to.order@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor

: BBC Proms 97

"To be played with love later on" - a fitting epitaph to Britten's music, which is celebrated throughout this weekend at the Royal Albert Hall. Choral music and the sound of the human voice were at the heart of Britten's output, and this sequence draws together some of his finest pieces.
Aline Brewer (harp), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Martin Baker (organ), Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary
Britten A Ceremony of Carols; Six Metamorphoses after Ovid; Hymn to St Peter; A Hymn to the Virgin; Rejoice in the Lamb


Harp: Aline Brewer
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Organ: Martin Baker
Conductor: Martin Neary

: Nicholas Danby

A selection of pieces by Byrd, Bach, Karg-Elert and others from the many organ recitals the late Nicholas Danby made for Radio 3. Revised repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Danby

: BBC Proms Lecture

The Britten Era
From the Royal College of Music, London. Philip Brett assesses the process by which
Benjamin Britten became a central figure in British musical life - "Britten managed to exceed expectations, even his own."


Unknown: Philip Brett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: English Partsongs

Paul Spicer introduces the second of four programmes exploring a century of English partsongs.
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer Hoist I Love My Love
Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Bax Motet: This Worldes Joie
Armstrong Gibbs How Can the Heart Forget Her?
Flnzl Nightingales; My Spirit Sang All Day
Revised repeat


Introduces: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Unknown: Worldes Joie
Unknown: Armstrong Gibbs

: Proms News

Repeated from yesterday 9am

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall , London.
"My subject is war and the pity of war." Wilfred Owen 's words haunt Britten's powerful War Requiem and are interposed with the traditional texts of the requiem mass to eloquent and moving effect. Britten's synthesis of individual human drama and timeless ritual is wholly original.
Eva Urbanova (soprano), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Westminster Abbey Choristers, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Britten War Requiem


Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Soprano: Eva Urbanova
Tenor: Hans-Peter Blochwitz
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Sunday Play: Death in Venice

By Thomas Mann , dramatised for radio by Peter Wolf. Starring
Clive Francis as Gustav von Aschenbach ,
Penny Downie as Anja, John Rowe as the Writer and Peter England as Tadzio. A famous German writer tries to find inspiration by travelling to Venice. At first he notices only the decay and disease lurking behind the beautiful facades. Then, just as he is about to leave, he becomes obsessed by the beauty of a young Polish boy.
Music by Jason Wingate Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Peter Wolf.
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: Gustav von Aschenbach
Unknown: John Rowe
Music By: Jason Wingate
Director: Cherry Cookson
Nurse: Tessa Worsley
Irina: Eve Karpf
Decadent: Stephen Critchlow
Gondolier: Anthony Ofoegbu
Doctor: Gerard McDermott
Astnd: Alison Pettitt
Husband/Barber: David Bannerman

: Music for a Venetian Coronation

The Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh , perform music by Gabrieli from around 1595. Disc


Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh

: The Town Sang and Danced

In the second of four programmes from the Llangollen International
Eisteddfod, Fiona Talkington listens to the folk song group competition, which featured contestants from the Baltic to Croatia.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Haffner Ensemble

Imogen Cooper (piano)
Michael Berkeley , after Bach Re-Inventions
Mozart, arr anon Adagio and Fugue in F minor, K594
Knussen Three Little Fantasies, Op 6a Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K396 Powers Capricci (first performance)
Michael Berkeley Catch Me If You Can Repeat


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Bach Re-Inventions
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 New Delhi Mark Tully concludes his musical tour of Indian cities with a performance by three of New Delhi's finest sarod players - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons.
2.30 Handel Belshazzar
RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin Academy of Ancient Music/Marcus Creed


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ustad Amjad
Unknown: Ali Khan
Nitocris: Lynne Dawson(soprano)
Cyrus: Eirian James(mezzo)
Daniel: James Bowman(countertenor)
Belshazzar: Robert Chafin(tenor)
Gobyras: Nathan Berg(baritone)
Arioch: Kai Roterberg(tenor)
Messenger: Rudolf Preckwinkel(bass)

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