Rick Wakeman

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Duration: 35 minutes

Keyboard legend and Grumpy Old Man Rick Wakeman performs some of his favourite hymns and his famous arrangement of Morning Has Broken, and tells Aled Jones how his faith has survived the ups and downs of a rock and roll life.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO DWELL

    ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO DWELL Congregation of Air Recording Studios accompanied by Rick Wakeman

    WORDS: William Kethe (d.1594) based on Psalm 100 MUSIC: Melody adapted from the Genevan Psalter, 1551 TUNE: Old Hundredth VERSES: 1, 3-5 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #2. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Craig McLeish PERFORMED BY: Congregation of Air Recording Studios accompanied by Rick Wakeman (piano) Tim Hawes (trumpet/cornet) William O’Sullivan (trumpet/flugel) John Bareham (horn/tenor horn) Philip White (trombone/euphonium) Adrian Miotti (tuba) Tim Oliver (keyboards) conducted by Craig McLeish

  • Image for SONGS OF PRAISE SIGNATURE TUNE

    SONGS OF PRAISE SIGNATURE TUNE Robert Prizeman

    Composer: Robert Prizeman Performed by: Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty Not commercially available

  • Image for MORNING HAS BROKEN

    MORNING HAS BROKEN Laura Wright accompanied by Rick Wakeman

    WORDS: Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) MUSIC: Gaelic Melody. Arr Noel Tredinnick (b1949) TUNE: Bunessan VERSES: All verses SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #391. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Rick Wakeman PERFORMED BY: Laura Wright accompanied by Rick Wakeman and Tim Hawes (trumpet/cornet) William O’Sullivan (trumpet/flugel) John Bareham (horn/tenor horn) Philip White (trombone/euphonium) Adrian Miotti (tuba) Tim Oliver (keyboards) conducted by Craig McLeish

  • Image for HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE

    HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE Congregation of Air Recording Studios

    WORDS: Percy Dearmer (1867-1936) after John Bunyan (1628-88) MUSIC: English trad. Melody. Coll & adpt R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) TUNE: Monks Gate VERSES: All Verses SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #351. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Craig McLeish PERFORMED BY: Congregation of Air Recording Studios accompanied by Tim Hawes (trumpet/cornet) William O’Sullivan (trumpet/flugel) John Bareham (horn/tenor horn) Philip White (trombone/euphonium) Adrian Miotti (tuba) Tim Oliver (keyboards) conducted by Craig McLeish.

  • Image for Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace Aled Jones accompanied by Rick Wakeman

    WORDS: v.1-6 John Newton (1725-1807); v7 Anon MUSIC: American trad. Melody, arr James Whitbourn (b.1963) TUNE: Amazing Grace VERSES: 1, 3 and 7 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #282. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Rick Wakeman PERFORMED BY: Aled Jones accompanied by Rick Wakeman (piano).

  • Image for PRAISE, MY SOUL, THE KING OF HEAVEN

    PRAISE, MY SOUL, THE KING OF HEAVEN Congregation of Air Recording Studios

    WORDS: H F Lyte (1793-1847) based on Psalm 103 MUSIC: John Goss (1800-80) TUNE: Praise, My Soul VERSES: 1, 2 and 4 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #20. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Craig McLeish PERFORMED BY: Congregation of Air Recording Studios accompanied by Tim Hawes (trumpet/cornet) William O’Sullivan (trumpet/flugel) John Bareham (horn/tenor horn) Philip White (trombone/euphonium) Adrian Miotti (tuba) Tim Oliver (keyboards) conducted by Craig McLeish.

  • Image for GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Rick Wakeman

    MUSIC: W H Doane (1832-1915) TUNE: To God Be The Glory PERFORMED BY: Rick Wakeman AVAILABLE ON: Rick Wakeman – Always With You CD NO: MFVP 126CD LABEL: Music Fusion TRACK: 11

  • Image for King Arthur

    King Arthur King Arthur - Rick Wakeman

    WORDS: Rick Wakeman MUSIC: Rick Wakeman AVAILABLE ON: The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table CD NO: 75021-3230-2 PUBLISHER: Image M Songs Ltd LABEL: A&M TRACK NO: 1

  • Image for Chasing Cars

    Chasing Cars Snow Patrol

    Rick visiting old church, St Giles of Cripplegate WORDS/MUSIC: Lightbody/Connolly/Quinn/Wilson/Simpson PERFORMER: Snow Patrol AVAILABLE ON: Eyes Open CD NO: 9852908 PUBLISHER: Polydor Ltd (UK) 2006 LABEL: Fiction TRACK NO: 3

  • Factsheet 5th February 2012

    Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman performs some of his favourite hymns, his famous arrangement of Morning Has Broken, and tells Aled Jones how his faith has survived the ups and downs of a rock and roll life.

  • Locations

    The location for the congregational hymns was;

    AIR RECORDING STUDIOS
    Lyndhurst Hall
    Lyndhurst Road
    London
    NW3 5NG

    Tel: 0207 794 0660
    Email: info@airstudios.com

  • Interviewee

    RICK WAKEMAN

    Rick Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player, composer and songwriter best- known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. Born and raised in North West London, Rick purchased his first electronic keyboard at 12 years of age. In 1968, he studied piano, clarinet, orchestration and modern music at the Royal College of Music before leaving after a year in favour of session work. In the early 1970s he was one of the most sought-after keyboard players, recording for David Bowie, Black Sabbath and many others. Rick is famous for his solo albums such as The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and as a contributor to the BBC comedy series Grumpy Old Men.

    On Songs of Praise he takes us back to St Giles Cripplegate in the City of London and shares with us his memories of playing its organ for a track on ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’. He takes us to another church close to his heart – his childhood Baptist Church in South Harrow and talks about his time as a unorthodox Sunday School teacher. With Aled he speaks to us about composing ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ for the Falklands War and of its impact and special meaning in his life.

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Jonathan Mayo
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra
Interviewed Guest
Rick Wakeman

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