Live from the Royal College of Music, London
Sarah Walker presents the first in a series of live introductions to the music being performed in Proms Choral Sundays. Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony is explored with help from musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing live extracts from the work.
Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony is a work like no other: It calls for two orchestras, multiple choirs and soloists plus brass bands, and at almost two hours long is in the Guinness Book of Records under 'Longest Symphony'. Sarah Walker will look at the inspirations behind the work, and introduce listeners to Brian's distinctive musical sound-world.