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Each day this week Penny Gore presents music used for a variety of theatrical purposes, including pieces with a religious theme. Debussy composed the incidental music for a modern mystery play about St Sebastian in 1911 even though he was more mystical than religious. Goldilocks - by extreme contrast - was Leroy Anderson's first attempt at a Broadway musical.

Debussy: Le martyre de St Sebastien
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Copland: Quiet City
Alison Teale (cor anglais),
Bo Fuglsang (trumpet),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Nicholas Collon (conductor).

Zeisl: Requiem Ebraico
Emma Tring (soprano),
Margaret Cameron (alto),
Jamie Hall (cantor),
BBC Singers,
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Johannes Wildner (conductor).

Leroy Anderson: Goldilocks (excerpts)
Kim Criswell (soprano),
William Dazeley (baritone),
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 13 Feb 2012 14:00