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Bournemouth SO - MacMillan, Walton, Vaughan Williams

2 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 March 2011

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A concert of British music which spans the last 100 years, much of it inspired by the stories and music from earlier times. James MacMillan's 'The Sacrifice' is based on a collection of ancient Welsh myths that tell a tale of love in a time of civil strife, while his 'Confession' is set amongst the witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation, MacMillan calls it "the requiem that Isobel Gowdie never had." Ralph Vaughan Williams's Fantasia is based on a theme by 16th Century composer Thomas Tallis and is lushly scored for strings alone. The violist Lawrence Power is soloist in Walton's Viola Concerto one of the most popular works for the instrument. Recorded in Poole last week.

James MacMillan - The Sacrifice: Three Interludes
Walton - Viola Concerto
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
MacMillan - The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Lawrence Power (viola)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
James MacMillan (conductor).


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