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Celebrating Leslie Bricusse

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 December 2011

Sir Michael Parkinson presents a special Friday Night is Music Night celebrating the 80th year of Leslie Bricusse.

As a composer and lyricist, and with Anthony Newley, John Barry and John Williams, Leslie Bricusse has written an astonishing catalogue of songs. These include Goldfinger, Feeling Good, You Only Live Twice, Pure Imagination, If I Ruled The World, Can You Read My Mind from Superman.

There's also Chris Evans' Breakfast Show favourite The Candy Man, My Kind Of Girl for Matt Monro, and the groundbreaking musicals Stop The World I Want To Get Off, and The Roar of The Greasepaint The Smell of The Crowd.

Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with star singers from the West End including John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddingham, and Michael Jibson, as well as the 40-strong Finchley Children's Music Group and Annie Skates' Capital Voices.

The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre on Friday 16th December.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Bricusse Overture ft. What Kind Of Fool, Why,

    (Bricusse/Newley)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones Once In A Lifetime

    (Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones & Hannah Waddingham

    John Owen-Jones & Hannah Waddingham Someone Nice Like You

    (Newley/Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Michael Jibson

    Michael Jibson Gonna Build A Mountain

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Michael Jobson

    Michael Jobson My Kind Of Girl

    (Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Hannah Waddington

    Hannah Waddington You Only Live Twice

    (Barry/Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones If I Ruled The World

    (Bricusse/Ornadel) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Hannah Waddington

    Hannah Waddington You and I

    (Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Capitol Voices

    Capitol Voices On A Wonderful Day Like Today

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Michael Jibson

    Michael Jibson Who Can I Turn To

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones This Is The Moment

    (Bricusse/Wilhorn) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Hannah Waddington

    Hannah Waddington Goldfinger

    (Bricusse/Newley/Barry) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones Feeling Good (from The Roar of the Greasepaint)

    (Newley/Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones When I Look In Your Eyes

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Capitol Voices

    Capitol Voices Pure Imagination

    (Bricusse/Newley)

  • Image for Michael Jibson

    Michael Jibson The Candy Man

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Hannah Waddington

    Hannah Waddington Can You Read My Mind

    (Williams/Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Michael Jibson

    Michael Jibson It's A Musical World

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones

    John Owen-Jones What Kind Of Fool Am I

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Finchley Children’s Music Group

    Finchley Children’s Music Group Home Alone – Somewhere In My Memory

    (Williams) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Michael Jibson, John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddington

    Michael Jibson, John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddington Thank You Very Much

    (Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra, Finchley Children’s Music Group & Capitol Voices)

  • Image for John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddington, Michael Jibson

    John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddington, Michael Jibson Peace On Earth

    (Bricusse) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra, Finchley Children’s Music Group & Capitol Voices)

  • Conductors' Corner

    Conductors' Corner

    Mike Dixon graduated from Trinity College of Music in 1979 and since then has become one of the most experienced and respected musical forces in London’s West End and on British television. His work spans all genres of music as Musical Supervisor, Musical Director, Arranger and Composer.

    Theatre: Hair, Zorro, Never Forget, We Will Rock You, Daddy Cool, Footloose, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aspects Of Love, Doctor Dolittle, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, La Cage Aux Folles, Bernstein’s Peter Pan, Bless The Bride, Mr Cinders, Andy Capp, Godspell, Look To The Rainbow.

    Television: Text Santa, Over The Rainbow (Guest MD), Children In Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall, The Electric Proms, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, We Are Most Amused, For One Night Only, Concert for Diana, Glastonbury 2007, MusiCool, Pop Idol, The Royal Variety Show, Miss World, The British Comedy Awards, Star For a Night, Call Up The Stars, Night of a Thousand Stars, The Brian Conley Show, The Shane Ritchie Experience, Whatever You Want, Late Night with Jerry Springer, We Are The Champions; A Nation Celebrates, The Queen’s Jubilee Rock Concert, The Prince’s Trust 30th Anniversary Concert at the Tower of London, BBC Proms in the Park, Saturday Night Divas, Guilty Pleasures, An Audience with…Jimmy Tarbuck, Joan Rivers, Another Audience With… Shirley Bassey and An Audience with Lionel Richie…Live!

    Radio: Titanic - Minute by Minute, Elvis Forever, Elbow at Abbey Road, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday in the Park, Friday Night Is BOND Night, Cheltenham Jazz Festival – The Billie Holiday Story – The Billy Strayhorn Story – Jazz Royalty, Friday Night Is Music Night, BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition.

    Recordings: The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein with Helena Blackman, The Performance with Dame Shirley Bassey, Zorro, Seven by Tony Banks with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, We Will Rock You, Grease, Doctor Dolittle, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aspects of Love, Evita (The Movie).

    Special Events: Macmillan Centenary Gala, Wimbledon Theatre Centenary Gala, Welcoming The World (Project for London 2012), St Pancras International Royal Opening, Dame Shirley Bassey – The Dame is Back! (Arena Tour), Launch of Ventura, Arcadia & Adonia.

    Awards: Australian Entertainment Industry Helpmann Award 2004 for Best Musical Direction.
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  • John Owen - Jones

    John Owen - Jones

    Performs a selection of Bricusse classics.

    John Owen - Jones Official Website
  • Hannah Waddingham

    Hannah Waddingham

    Hannah Waddingham Official Website

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