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Songs about musical instruments

Tuesday 21 November 2006 16:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Sound the Trumpet: Iain Burnside introduces a selection of songs about musical instruments in all their shapes and forms.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Presenter: Iain Burnside
Producer: Tony Sellors
Broadcast Assistant: Patrick Johns

Sound the Trumpet

Roger Ruskin Spear
'Tubas in the Moonlight' (1'04") [extract]
Performed by the Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band
Taken from the album New Tricks
2000 CD (Right Recordings RIGHT010, track 12)

Henry Purcell
'Of All the Instruments That Are' (Z.263) (1693) (1'25")
Performed by The Taverner Consort: Douglas Wootton (tenor), Haden Andrews (tenor), Richard Boothby (bass viol)
Taken from the album The Pocket Purcell
1995 CD (Virgin Classics VC5451162, track 15)

William Bolcom
'Over the Piano' (2'10")
Performed by Joan Morris (mezzo soprano) and William Bolcom (piano)
Taken from the album Black Max: the Caberet Songs of Arnold Weinstein and William Bolcom
1985 LP (RCA HRC1 5477, side 1 track 1)

Franz Schubert.
'An mein Klavier' (4'44")
Performed by Lucia Popp (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Taken from the album The Hyperion Schubert Edition - 17
1993 CD (Hyperion CDJ33017, track 24)

Sid Wyche, Teddy McRae
'(I Love to Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box' (2'42")
Performed by The Toppers with Orchestra
Taken from the album Risque Rhythm - Nasty 50s R&B
1991 CD (Rhino R270570, track 18)

Franz Liszt
'Comment, disaient-ils' (2'27")
Performed by Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto), Irwin Gage (piano)
Taken from the album Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss: Lieder
1987 CD (Deutsche Grammophon 419 238-2, track 7)

Franz Schubert
'An die Laute' (D905) (1'42")
Performed by Bryn Terfel (baritone) and Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Taken from the album An Die Musik
1994 CD (Deutsche Grammophon 445 294-2, track 20)

Henry Purcell
'Sound the Trumpet' (Z.323) (2'21")
Performed by James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor) with the King's Consort: Alison Crum (bass viol), David Miller (theorbo), Robert King (harpsichord)
Taken from the album Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow
1998 CD (Hyperion CDA66253, track 1)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged by Flanders and Swann
'Ill Wind' (2'44")
Performed by Michael Flanders (voice) and Donald Swann (piano)
Taken from the album At the Drop of a Hat
1991 CD (Parlophone CDFSB1, track 5)

Claude Debussy
'Le son du cor' (2'39")
Performed by Lisa Milne (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Taken from the album Voices Volume 2: Half Close Your Eyes
2003 CD (Black Box BBM1073, track 2)

John Dankworth, Alun Owen
'Thieving Boy' (2'39")
Performed by Cleo Laine (voice) and John Dankworth (clarinet)
Taken from the album Wordsongs
1986 CD (Philips 8304612, track 29)

Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay
'Trombone, Guitare & Compagnie' (3'25")
Performed by Michel Legrand (voice) plus unidentified musicians
Taken from the album Serenades du XXeme Siecle
LP: Philips B77.733L, side 1 track 3)

Benjamin Britten, Thomas Hardy
'At the Railway Station, Upway' (or 'The Convict and Boy with the Violin') from Winter Words (Op.52)
Performed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Taken from the album Benjamin Britten
2001 CD (Helios CDH55067, track 19)

Francis Poulenc
'Paganini' (0'57")
Performed by Felicity Lott (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Taken from the album Hommage a Francis Poulenc
1994 CD (Forlane UCD16730, track 31)

Robert Schumann
'Der Spielmann' (2'35")
Performed by Stephan Loges (baritone) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Taken from the album The Songs of Robert Schumann - 6
2002 CD (Hyperion CDJ33106, track 14)

Gyorgy Kurtag
'Berceuse 1' from Kafka Fragments Part I, no.5 (1'14")
Performed by Anu Komsi (soprano) and Sakari Oramo (violin)
Taken from the album Kafka Fragments
1996 CD (Ondine ODE8682, track 5)

Gyorgy Kurtag
'Leopards' from Kafka Fragments Part IV, no.5 (1'32")
Performed by Anu Komsi (soprano) and Sakari Oramo (violin)
Taken from the album Kafka Fragments
1996 CD (Ondine ODE8682, track 37)

Charles Hodges and David Peacock
'That Old Piano' (3'30")
Performed by Chas 'n' Dave: Chas Hodges (piano, vocals), Dave Peacock (bass guitar), 'Mad' Mick Burt (drums)
Taken from the album The Best of Chas 'n' Dave
2001 CD (Music Club MCCD457, track 23)

Tom Waits
'The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)' (3'37")
Performed by Tom Waits (voice, piano)
Taken from the album Small Change
CD (Asylum 7559606122, track 5) © 1976

Mamie Thomas, Eddie Kirkland
'Big Long Slidin' Thing' (2'55")
Performed by Dinah Washington (vocals), plus unidentified band including Paul Quinichette (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Barry Galbraith (guitar), George Barnes (guitar), Keter Betts (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Taken from the album Risque Rhythm - Nasty 50s R&B
1991 CD (Rhino R270570, track 2)




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