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Episode 4

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 November 2013

Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, London, Andrew Griffiths conducts the BBC Singers in a special concert of music appropriate to Remembrance Day. It spans more than five centuries, from Josquin des Pres, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd to Herbert Howells, Stephen Stucky and Atli Heimir Sveinsson.

Then Penny Gore introduces music by Weber, Chopin and Stravinsky from a recent concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander. And we close the week with more British music for Remembrance Day from the BBC Singers.

Tallis: Miserere nostri
Howells: The Summer is Coming
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: The Rose is Sick (Two Elegies in Memoriam Benjamin Britten)
Weelkes: Death hath deprived me (A remembrance of Thomas Morley)
Byrd: Ye Sacred Muses
Stephen Stucky: Three New Motets 'in memoriam Thomas Tallis'
Josquin: Nymphes des bois/Requiem (La deploration de Johan Ockeghem)
Vinders: Lament on the death of Josquin
Howells: Requiem
BBC Singers,
Andrew Griffiths (conductor).

Weber, orch. Berlioz: Invitation to the dance
Chopin, orch. Stravinsky: Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18 (Grande valse brillante)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Alexei Volodin (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

Holst: The Evening-watch
Vaughan Williams: O vos omnes
BBC Singers,
Paul Brough (conductor).

Music Played

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



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