Lowry's Salford Then and Now

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Duration: 35 minutes

Russell Watson explores how his native Salford has changed since artist LS Lowry painted the industrial town. Russell also performs Jerusalem and introduces other popular hymns from St Peter's Church in Swinton.

Music Played

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    Songs of Praise Signature Tune Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman — Songs of Praise Signature Tune Arranged: especially for the programme and not commercially available.

  • Image for LORD ENTHRONED IN HEAVENLY SPLENDOUR

    LORD ENTHRONED IN HEAVENLY SPLENDOUR The choirs and congregation of St Peter's Church, Swinton

    Tune: St Helen Music: George C Martin. Arr. Paul Leddington Wright Words: G.H. Bourne Source: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #193 Performed by: The choirs and congregation of St Peter’s Church Swinton accompanied by Daniel Moult (organ) Carla Sousa (Flute)/ David Benfield (Oboe)/Lucy Rugman (Clarinet)/ Lucy Keyes (Bassoon)/Jonathan Harris (Horn) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for FATHER LORD OF ALL CREATION

    FATHER LORD OF ALL CREATION The choirs and congregation of St Peter's Church, Swinton

    Tune: Abbots Leigh Music: Cyril V Taylor Words: Stewart Cross Source: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #357 Performed by: The choirs and congregation of St Peter’s Church Swinton accompanied by Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for COME YE FAITHFUL, RAISE THE ANTHEM

    COME YE FAITHFUL, RAISE THE ANTHEM The choirs and congregation of St Peter's Church, Swinton

    Tune: Neander Music: Jonathan Neander Words: John Hutton Source: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #174 Performed by: The choirs and congregation of St Peter’s Church Swinton accompanied by Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for BEATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD

    BEATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD The choirs and congregation of St Peter's Church, Swinton

    Tune: Trentham Music: Robert Jackson (1840-1914) Words: Edwin Hatch (1835-89) altd. Source: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #160 Performed by: The choirs and congregation of St Peter’s Church Swinton accompanied by Daniel Moult (organ) by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for THE DAY THOU GAVEST LORD HAS ENDED

    THE DAY THOU GAVEST LORD HAS ENDED The choirs and congregation of St Peter's Church Swinton

    Tune: St Clement Music: CC Scholefield. Arr. Paul Leddington Wright Words: Joan Ellerton Source: Songs of Praise Hymn Book #394 Performed by: The choirs and congregation of St Peter’s Church Swinton accompanied by Daniel Moult (organ) Carla Sousa (Flute)/ David Benfield (Oboe)/Lucy Rugman (Clarinet)/ Lucy Keyes (Bassoon)/Jonathan Harris (Horn) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for JERUSALEM

    JERUSALEM Russell Watson

    TRACK 9 From Inspire a Nation Music: Sir Hubert Parry Words: William Blake (1757-1827) Arr: Nick Ingman/Nick Patrick/Russell Watson Publisher: Arrietto Music/EMI Music Publishing Orchestral and choral Arr: Nick Ingman Conductor: Nick Inman Orchestra: Arts Symphonic Orchestra Synergy vocals conducted by Nick Ingman Choir Leader: Micaela Haslam Percussion: Steve Vintner Speech underscore music composed by Ryan Laubscher

  • Factsheet for Sunday 27th January

    Lowry's Salford Then And Now: Russell Watson explores how his native Salford has changed since artist L S Lowry painted the industrial town, plus Russell performs Jerusalem and introduces other popular hymns from St Peter's church in Swinton.

  • INTERVIEWEES

    JOAN ETCHELLS
    Joan Etchells has been a member of St Peter’s since 1945. She continues to be an active member of the congregation and has fond memories of Lowry visiting the butcher’s shop owned by her in-laws. She recalls how he would visit the shop wearing a rain coat and trilby hat each day. She talks to Russell of how he was a shy man but engaged in conversation with her on several occasions, one time to discuss her forthcoming wedding nuptials. Joan reflects on how the church has been an important part of her life in Salford.


    LISA HAYWOOD
    Salford-born Lisa Haywood was worried about how the influx of new developments in Salford would affect her community. She recalls how she knew a lot of people that worked in the factories and cotton mills and felt a sense of sadness when they closed. She talks about her concerns with the changes and how she initially felt that she wouldn’t be able to relate to the newcomers it would bring. Interestingly she tells of how her opinion changed after meeting the MediaCity Chaplain, Hayley Matthews.

    BERNADETTE CONLON
    Bernadette Conlon runs a charity in Salford called START which is aimed at helping people with mental health problems. It is an arts project based in Buille Park, Salford. She talks about how the project helps to bring people together and work on projects in the park to help build their self-confidence and help them get back into community life.

    LACHLAN MCCLEAN
    Lachlan is one of START’s trustees. He talks about how the project helps people express themselves and discuss’ the therapeutic benefits of gardening. He considers how the human experience of suffering and has in common to how the gospel tells of Jesus’ suffering on the cross.

    GRAHAME JACKSON
    Grahame Jackson became a qualified solicitor in 1978. He talks about how it was his childhood dream and how he experienced 30 fulfilling years in the career. At the beginning of last year Grahame lost his job and he discuss’ how the situation tested his faith and how this life changing event has lead him to new experiences.

    HAYLEY MATTHEWS
    Hayley is the MediaCity chaplain in Salford. She talks about working with Lisa in what was a pie factory.

  • PERFORMERS

    RNCM Brass Quintet audio recorded in Emmanuel Church Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6TR
    To playback in The Bandstand Victoria Park, Swinton Hall Road, Swinton, M27 4UR

    Buille Park Music
    Brass Quintet comprising trumpets x 2, horn, trombone & tuba and performed by Kat Curlett/ George Boev/ David Moore/Lewis Mussey/ Michael Dawson.
    Tune: Abbot’s Leigh
    Composer: Cyril V. Taylor (1907-91)
    Arranged by Andrew Earis for this programme only and not available commercially

    Russell Watson performs Jerusalem in Lowry Mill, Salford

  • LOCATIONS

    St Peters Church, Swinton

  • Paintings

    LS Lowry Going to Work 1959

    LS Lowry Bandstand, Peel Park, Salford 1924

    LS Lowry A View from the Window of the Royal Technical College, Salford 1924

    LS Lowry Band Stand, Peel Park, Salford 1925

    LS Lowry The Flat Iron Market c1925

    LS Lowry By the County Court, Salford 1926

    LS Lowry The Post Office 1926

    LS Lowry A Street Scene (St Simon's Church) 1928

    LS Lowry Francis Terrace, Salford 1956

    LS Lowry The Steps, Peel Park, Salford 1930

    LS Lowry Newtown Mill and Bowling Green c1928 © The Estate of LS Lowry

    All works which are © The Lowry Collection, Salford.

Credits

Presenter
Russell Watson
Producer
Sian Salt
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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