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Shaw's Corner

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 July 2014

Live from St Lawrence's Church, Shaw's Corner

Music from two generations of British composers affected by the First World War, at the church at Shaw's Corner, the former home of George Bernard Shaw, now run by the National Trust. Tenor Benjamin Hulett performs settings of AE Housman poems with the pianist Christopher Glynn, Radio 3 New Generation Artists Elena Urioste and Zhang Zuo perform Elgar's Violin Sonata, and Elena Urioste and Benjamin Hulett join together for two folksongs arranged for voice and violin by Ivor Gurney.

Somervell: Loveliest of Trees; Butterworth: When I was One and Twenty;
Somervell: There Pass the Careless People; Moeran: Oh Fair Enough are Sky and Plain;
Butterworth: Think no more Lads; Ireland: The Encounter (The Street Sounds to the Soldier's tread);
Moeran: The Lads in their Hundreds

FS Kelly: Violin sonata (Finale)
Gurney: 2 Folks songs for voice and violin
Gurney: Salley Gardens; An Epitaph;
Black Stitchel; Severn Meadows

8.10pm: Interval: National Trust curator Lizzie Dunford describes George Bernard Shaw's musical connections and his ambivalence to WW1.

8:30pm: Part Two
Butterworth: On the Idle Hill Of Summer; Gurney: Is my Team Ploughing;
Moeran: Far in a Western Brookland; Somervell: White in the Moon;
Moeran: Say Lad, Have you things to do?; Somervell: Into My heart an air that Kills;
Ireland: Epilogue

Elgar: Violin Sonata

Presented by Ian Skelly.

Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Moeran
    00:14

    Moeran Oh Fair Enough are Sky and Plain

  • Image for Moeran
    00:16

    Moeran The Lads in their Hundreds

  • Image for Kelly:
    00:17

    Kelly: Finale from Violin sonata in G major ‘Gallipoli’

  • Image for Kelly
    00:23

    Kelly Finale from Violin sonata in G major ‘Gallipoli’

  • Image for Gurney
    00:29

    Gurney 2 Folks songs for voice & violin

  • Image for Gurney
    00:34

    Gurney 2 Folks songs for voice & violin

  • Image for Gurney
    00:40

    Gurney Severn Meadows

  • Image for Gurney
    00:40

    Gurney Severn Meadows

  • Image for Gurney
    00:44

    Gurney Severn Meadows

  • Image for Gurney
    00:44

    Gurney Severn Meadows

  • Image for Gurney
    00:46

    Gurney Severn Meadows

  • Image for Moeran
    01:20

    Moeran Far in a Western Brookland

  • Image for Somervell:
    01:22

    Somervell: White in the Moon

  • Image for Moeran
    01:25

    Moeran Say Lad, Have you things to do?

  • Image for Somervell
    01:27

    Somervell Into My heart an air that Kills

  • Image for Ireland
    01:28

    Ireland Epilogue

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:32

    Edward Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor Op.82

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