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Catch Me If You Can

As BBC Radio 3 celebrates Red Nose Day with "Baroque around the Clock", Donald Macleod presents a rare glimpse at Purcell's bawdy sense of humour in a handful of the composer's witty and occasionally scurrilous "catches" for voices - a long way from the stately drama of the stage!

We bring the week to a close with Purcell's last and perhaps most glorious ode to Saint Cecila: "Come, Ye Sons Of Art", composed in the year of his death, 1695. Part of BBC Radio 3's "Baroque Spring": a month-long season of baroque music and culture.

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Fri 15 Mar 2013 18:30

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