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Momentous Events

Celebrating British Music: As the most important figure in British music, it was natural Vaughan Williams would be asked to provide some of the music for the coronation in 1953. The same year, the symphony inspired by his most popular film score for Scott of the Antarctic was premiered to great acclaim. Donald Macleod introduces part of that evocative work in which he controversially added a solo soprano and wordless chorus to his orchestral palette, plus two concert works written for unusual solo instruments - the bass tuba and the harmonica.

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Thu 14 Aug 2014 18:30

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