Manoug Parikian (violin) Lamer Crowsom (piano) Patricia Clark (soprano) Eileen Poulter (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) Gerald English (tenor) Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Roger Stalman (bass)
Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate London Chamber Orchestra Leader, Lionel Bentley
(harpsichord and organ) John Shinebourne (cello)
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday
(1692): Love's goddess sure... Purcell
Given before an invited audience in BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London. Tickets may be obtained by applying to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.
What music sounded like in neolithic times, or in Plato's Greece, or even in early medieval Europe, we hardly know. Yet there still survive in Europe today fragments of music and musical styles whose age can be measured not merely in hundreds but in thousands of years. The folklore collector with his tape recorder can help to fill in a picture that the music historian and the archaeologist have to leave largely blank.
(BBC recording: a new and extended production of the programme originally broadcast on February 11, 1960)
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