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New Music 20x12

Duration:
1 hour, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 April 2012

Robert Worby introduces a world premiere by Birtwistle, and three new pieces commissioned for New Music 20X12, inspired by the Olympics, and performed as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Harrison Birtwistle: Fantasia Upon All The Notes
Nash Ensemble conducted by Lionel Friend

Anna Meredith: HandsFree
National Youth Orchestra

Sally Beamish: Spinal Chords
Juliet Stevenson (narrator)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Matthew Truscott

Luke Carver Goss: Pure Gold: a 4X4 Relay Race
Ian McMillan (narrator)
Manchester Chorale
Black Dyke Band

Colin Matthews: The Island
Claire Booth (soprano)
Nash Ensemble conducted by Lionel Friend.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Sir Harrison Birtwistle Fantasia Upon All The Notes

    Performers: Nash Ensemble Conductor: Lionel Friend

  • Image for Anna Meredith

    Anna Meredith HandsFree

    Performers: National Youth Orchestra

  • Image for Sally Beamis

    Sally Beamis Spinal Chords

    Performers: Juliet Stevenson narrator Performers: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Director: Matthew Truscott

  • Image for Luke Carver Goss

    Luke Carver Goss Pure Gold: a 4X4 Relay Race

    Performers: Ian McMillan narrator Performers: Joseph Cook cornet Performers: Gareth Brindle baritone Performers: Manchester Chorale Performers: Black Dyke Band Conductor: Nicholas Childs

  • Image for Colin Matthews

    Colin Matthews The Island

    Performers: Claire Booth (soprano) Performers: Nash Ensemble Conductor: Lionel Friend

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