A music drama in one act Libretto by ALAN GARNER Music by Gordon Crosse
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2's 2nd House of a specially reduced version by the composer
THE PINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSICGROUP oonductor JOHN ANDREWES Produced for the stage by MICHAEL ELLIOTT
Introduced by MELVYN BRAGG
Crosse references: page 4
Home and Family
6.30 Children and Books 2: Tell Me a Story
AIDAN CHAMBERS talks to MARGARET SPENSER and writer ALAN GARNER about the books that are suitable for different stages of children's development; ELAINE moss selects recentbooks for 7-11-year-olds.
Four programmes introduced by BRIAN MILTON
1: DONALD FRAZER , ex-television researcher, now set up as a weaver in rural Aberdeenshire. Producer ALAN WILDING
Home and Family
6.30 Know Your Body 5: The Monthly Clock
RMNER GOLDSMITH explores the world of hormones and shows how they influence us.
7.0 Children and Books 2: Tell Me a Story
AIDAN CHAMBERS talks to MARGARET SPENSER and writer ALAN GARNER about books suitable for different stages of children's development; ELAINE moss selects books for 7- to 11-year-olds.
leader GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF conducted by Christopher Seaman
Alan Garner (cor anglais) Nigel Boddice (trumpet) Alexander Baillie (cello) Parti
Copland Quiet City
Dvorak Silent Woods
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1
Music and readings recorded in Bristol Cathedral. With June Barrie,
Russell Boulter , The Rt Rev Peter Firth and St Michael 's on the Mount Primary School.
Readings from Isaiah 60, Matthew 2,
CLIVE SAMSON ,W.H.AUDEN and ALAN GARNER. I sing of a maiden
(Hadley); How far is it to Bethlehem? (Archer);
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Archer); Eastern monarchs, sages three (Sumsion); There shall be a star (Mendelssohn); Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling (Berlioz); Lo, star-led chiefs (Crotch); Myrrh, frankincense and gold (Ridout); Hymn to the Virgin (Britten); As with gladness, men of old (Kocher)
Organ: Les enfants du Dieu (Messiaen)
Assistant Organist ANTHONY PINEL
Organist and Master of the Choristers
MALCOLM ARCHER BBC Bristol
Heinrich Schiff (cello), conductor Mark Elder
Martin Handley presents a live concert from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, in which Mark Elder conducts the Halle
Orchestra in three romantic classics. Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op 66 Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Tales of Stones beneath Our Feet
Many of the cult books by Alan Garner are set in his cherished native Cheshire and linked by a common theme: the impact of the past bubbling up into the present.
Sarah LeFanu meets the writer on his home turf to find outjust how much his work is inspired by the history of the ground on which he lives. Garner's garden sits above a Bronze Age burial mound, and his house is built of stones once taken from it.
8.40 Sibelius Symphony No 2
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