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Episode 2

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 December 2012

Penny Gore presents.

We begin with choral music for Advent, from the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, Live from Tonbridge school, with music from Palestrina and Bach via Arnold Bax and Herbert Howells to Bob Chilcott, Nico Muhly and John Tavener.

After 3pm there's a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's concert last Saturday at the Barbican Centre in London, with young soloist Francesco Piemontesi. Jiri Belohlavek conducts. Our British theme continues with another concerto - for flute, by Jonathan Dove. And the BBC Singers return with new choral music by Gordon Crosse, who celebrated his 75th birthday at the weekend.

2pm
Advent music by Palestrina, Bach, Arnold Bax, Herbert Howells, Bob Chilcott, Cecilia McDowall, Nico Muhly and John Tavener.
BBC Singers,
James McVinnie (organ),
David Hill (conductor)

3.15pm
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Francesco Piemontesi (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

3.45pm
Jonathan Dove: The Magic Flute Dances
Emily Beynon (flute),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Gordon Crosse: Sabbath Rest
BBC Singers,
Gavin Roberts (organ)
Paul Brough (conductor).

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC Singers Invitation Concert: Music for Advent for A on 3

    • Image for Nico Muhly
      00:00

      Nico Muhly O Antiphon Preludes for organ

      Performer: James MCVINNIE - Organ

    • Image for Cecilia McDowall
      00:00

      Cecilia McDowall Cantate, astra for chorus

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
      00:00

      Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Surge illuminare Jerusalem - motet for 8 voices [1575]

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
      00:00

      Johann Sebastian Bach Nun komm' der heiden Heiland - chorale setting

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
      00:00

      Johann Sebastian Bach Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland - chorale-prelude BWV.659 for organ

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Sir Arnold Bax
      00:00

      Sir Arnold Bax Mater ora filium for double choir

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Bob Chilcott
      00:00

      Bob Chilcott The Rose in the Middle of Winter for chorus

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for Herbert Howells
      00:00

      Herbert Howells 3 Carol-anthems

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

    • Image for John Tavener
      00:00

      John Tavener God is with us for chorus and organ

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers

  • Image for Robert Schumann
    01:16

    Robert Schumann Concerto in A minor Op.54 for piano and orchestra

  • Image for Jonathan Dove
    01:49

    Jonathan Dove The Magic flute dances - concerto for flute and orchestra

    Emily Beynon plays British Flute Concertos, 001

  • Image for Edmund Rubbra
    02:25

    Edmund Rubbra Salutation (We are still in the valley) Op.82 for chorus [no.10 in 'A Garland for the Quee

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