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Episode 1

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 April 2013

This week's Lunchtime Concerts are dedicated to showcasing the current members of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, a initiative for nurturing and developing exceptional young talent. For more information, videos, clips and biographies go to bbc.co.uk/radio3/nga. An all-English programme to begin, performed by an all-British Isles roster of artists. English mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston begins and ends the programme with Purcell's morning and evening hymns and English clarinetist Mark Simpson performs Turnage's Cradle Song (a piece dedicated to the performer). Sean Shibe is the first guitarist on the NGA scheme, and the young scot performs Britten's first (and only) piece for guitar - the Nocturnal based on music by John Dowland, another legend of English music. Irish tenor Robin Tritschler ties up the English music web with Ivor Gurney's collection of Elizabethan songs, before English jazz saxophonist Trish Clowes brings us up to date with some recent British jazz from her album 'and in the night-time she is there', taken from the title of an Oscar Wilde poem.

Purcell (real. Britten): A morning hymn
Britten: The Ash Grove, Greensleeves
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Turnage: Cradle Song
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Vikingur Olafssohn (piano)

Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland
Sean Shibe (guitar)

Ivor Gurney: Elizabethan Songs
Robin Tritshler (tenor)
James Baillieu (piano)

Trish Clowes: Seven
Trish Clowes (saxophone)
Chris Montague (electric guitar)
Calum Gourlay (double bass)
James Maddren (drums)

Purcell (real Britten): An Evening Hymn
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano).

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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