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Many Hands

Saturday 24 June 2006 23:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Sarah Walker introduces Many Hands, a concert organised by the SPNM at the Fuse festival in Leeds. Six players at six keyboards play works by established and new composers - among them John Adams, Rolf Hind, Janet Davey, Richard Glover, Yumi Hara Cawkwell and Jeremy Thurlow. Plus choral music from the BBC Singers, reflecting two generations of British composers from John Tavener and Judith Weir to Tarik O'Regan and Phillip Neil Martin.


2 hours


Presenter: Sarah Walker
Producer: Peter Thresh
Broadcast Assistant: Ben Warren

MANY HANDS at the Fuse Festival (Leeds Corn Exchange)
(recorded 7 th May 2006)

BBC SINGERS (St Giles' Cripplegate)
(recorded 28 th April 2006)

Janet DAVEY Sixteen Warm Hands Upon Your Entrance (5'50")
Rolf Hind (piano), with COMA pianists: Judith Serota, Stephen Oldfied, Ian Sutton, Amy Whitwam, Natalie Bleicher, Janet Davey

Richard GLOVER Sonotron (03'15")
Daniel Becker, Rolf Hind, Sarah Nicolls, Andrew Ball (pianos)

Yumi Hara CAWKWELL Groove Study XL (09'16")
Sarah Nicolls, Daniel Becker (pianos)

Phillip Neil MARTIN I See Heaven (07'15")
BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok (conductor)

John TAVENER Butterfly Dreams (14'55")
BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Tarik O'REGAN Beatus Auctor Saeculi (from Sequence for St Wulfstan) (03'46")
BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Rolf HIND Sunnata (11'10")
Sarah Nicolls, Daniel Becker, Richard Casey and Noriko Ogawa (upright pianos), Rolf Hind (grand piano), Andrew Ball (honky tonk).

David SAWER Stramm Gedichte (15'38")
BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok (conductor)

John ADAMS Hallelujah Junction (16'27")
Noriko Ogawa, Rolf Hind (grand pianos)

Judith WEIR Vertue (07'55")
BBC Singers, Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Jeremy THURLOW Music for Strings and Hammers. (06'34")
Sarah Nicolls, Noriko Ogawa (Piano grands), Rolf Hind (honky tonk), Daniel Becker (celeste), Andrew Ball, Richard Casey (upright pianos)

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For further details of any of tonight's composers, performers or pieces, please e-mail hear.and.now@bbc.co.uk

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