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  1. Relive the season

    A fitting finish for a spectacular season.

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    Watch the best bits from the Last Night celebrations and find out more about the season.

    The 2017 Proms season in 4 minutes:

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    Video caption: Imagine a classical music festival made by the BBC...

    More from the Proms:

    Great feats of human endurance at this year's Proms

    Countdown to Last Night: The Proms in 20 moments

    Eight pieces of music that will make you cry

  2. Proms 2017, you were phenomenal

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    Video caption: Watch: the whole Proms season in four minutes
  3. The National Anthem – Anon. arr Bliss

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    It might sound unbelievable but we really don't know who wrote the tune of the National Anthem. Join in with this arrangement by Sir Arthur Bliss.

    Choirs and audience:

    Thy choicest gifts in store

    On her be pleased to pour,

    Long may she reign.

    May she defend our laws,

    And ever give us cause,

    To sing with heart and voice,

    God save the Queen.

    God save the Queen.

    God save the Queen.

    God save our gracious Queen!

    Long live our noble Queen!

    God save the Queen!

    Send her victorious,

    Happy and glorious,

    Long to reign over us,

    God save the Queen!

  4. From jam to Jerusalem

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    The spirit of the suffrage movement lives on at the Proms via Jerusalem, the anthem, written by Sir Hubert Parry, that has been played at every Last Night of the Proms since 1953. Upon hearing the song, Millicent Fawcett, a prominent suffragist and president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, wrote to Parry expressing that it should be made the Women Voters' hymn. To this day it is the anthem for the Women's Institute.

    And in case you need the words...

    And did those feet in ancient time

    Walk upon England’s mountains green?

    And was the Holy Lamb of God

    On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the Countenance Divine

    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?

    And was Jerusalem builded here

    Among these dark Satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!

    Bring me my arrows of desire!

    Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!

    Bring me my Chariot of Fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight;

    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand

    Till we have built Jerusalem

    In England’s green and pleasant land.

  5. For the Elgar fans

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    Elgar treats from earlier in the season...

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    Video caption: Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin.

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    Video caption: An impassioned musical stand against fascism including the much-loved ‘Nimrod’.

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    Video caption: A symphony of surging power, started by Elgar and completed by Anthony Payne.
  6. 'Knock 'em flat'

    Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance

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    For Elgar, the middle section of Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 was "the tune that will knock 'em flat". So let's hear you do your best...

    Land of Hope and Glory,

    Mother of the Free,

    How shall we extol thee

    Who are born of thee?

    Wider still and wider

    Shall thy bounds be set;

    God, who made thee mighty,

    Make thee mightier yet.

    A. C. Benson (1862–1925)

    Why do we always have Elgar at the Last Night Of the Proms?

  7. Feeling seasick?

    We've just witnessed some extreme bobbing down here at the Royal Albert Hall.

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  8. Canu'n uchel! Sing loud, Wales!

    Proms in the Parks: Wales

    Singleton Park, Swansea

    Ar lan y môr (Beside the sea)

    Ar lan y môr mae rhosys cochion,

    Ar lan y môr mae lilis gwynion,

    Ar lan y môr mae ’nghariad inne,

    Yn cysgu’r nos a chodi’r bore.

    Ar lan y môr mae carreg wastad,

    Lle bûm yn siarad gair â’m cariad,

    Oddeutu hon mae teim yn tyfu

    Ac ambell sbrigyn o rosmari.

    Ar lan y môr mae cerrig gleision

    Ar lan y môr mae blodau’r meibion

    Ar lan y môr mae pob rinweddau

    Ar lan y môr mae nghariad innau

    Beside the sea red roses growing,

    Beside the sea white lilies showing,

    Beside the sea their beauty telling,

    My true love sleeps within her dwelling.

    Beside the sea the stones lie scattered,

    Where tender words in love were uttered,

    While all around there grew the lily

    And sweetest branches of rosemary.

    Beside the sea blue pebbles lying,

    Beside the sea gold flowers glowing,

    Beside the sea are all things fairest,

    Beside the sea is found my dearest

  9. Sing-along time!

    Proms in the Parks: Northern Ireland

    Castle Coole, Enniskillen

    Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

    Oh Danny boy the pipes the pipes are calling

    From glen to glen and down the mountain side

    The summer's gone and all the flowers dying

    'Tis you 'tis you must go and I must bide

    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow

    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow

    'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow

    Oh Danny boy oh Danny boy I love you so

    But when ye come and all the roses falling

    And I am dead as dead I well may be

    Go out and find the place where I am lying

    And kneel and say an ave there for me

    And I will hear tho' soft you tread above me

    And then my grave will warm and sweeter be

    For you shall bend and tell me that you love me

    And I will sleep in peace until you come to me

    Listen live

  10. An Eriskay Love Lilt

    Proms in the Parks: Scotland

    Glasgow Green

    Bheir mi ò thu ò,

    Bheir mi ò thu ò hì.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò hò,

    ’S mi fo bhròn ’s tu gam dhìth.

    ’S iomadh oidhche fliuch is fuar

    Ghabh mi cuairt is mi leam fhìn,

    Gus an d’ ràinig mi’n t-àit

    Fai’n robh gràdh geal mo chridh’.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò, etc.

    Fada siar air aghaidh cuain

    ’Se mo dhuansa ‘Cruit Mo Chridh’,

    Guth mo luaidh anns gach stuaidh

    ’Ga mo nuallan gu tir.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò, etc.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò,

    Bheir mi ò thu ò hì.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò hò,

    I’m sad that you are not with me.

    Many wet and chilly nights

    I go walking all alone,

    Until I reach that place

    The love of my heart calls home.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò, etc.

    On the sea, far to the west

    ‘Harp of My Heart’ I call.

    Your voice in each wave’s crest

    Brings me closer to landfall.

    Bheir mi ò thu ò, etc.

  11. Let the race begin...

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs

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    One of the best loved musical moments of the Proms is the Sir Henry Wood's medley of British Sea Songs in which the audience joins in, racing to keep up with the orchestra.

    In 'Jack's the Lad' aka The Sailor's Hornpipe the audience whistle, stomp, and shout to stick with the pace. It's said that Henry Wood hadn't wanted the orchestra to beat the audience by two bars so get ready people it's us VS the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

    More on Elgar and his Fantasia on British Sea Songs:

    The work comprises nine parts which follow the course of the Battle of Trafalgar from the point of view of a British sailor, starting with the call to arms, progressing through the death of a comrade, thoughts of home, and ending with a victorious return and the assertion that Britain will continue to 'rule the waves':

    1. Bugle Calls

    2. The Anchor's Weighed

    3. The Saucy Arethusa

    4. Tom Bowling

    5. Jack's The Lad (Hornpipe)

    6. Farewell and Adieu, Ye Spanish Ladies

    7. Home, Sweet Home

    8. See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes

    9. Rule, Britannia!

  12. Look at that smile!

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  13. The hits of Kurt Weil

    Surabaya Johnny and The Saga of Jenny

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    Part of the genius of Kurt Weill is that his music has a universal attraction for artists from musical theatre, cabaret and opera. Weill was trying to get away from the framework of traditional grand opera and created a hybrid with elements of social drama, musical revue operatic form.

    Surabaya Johnny is the standout hit of Happy End, his 1929 collaboration with Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann. Happy End carried pre-echoes of the 1950 hit musical, Guys and Dolls. It’s about the efforts of a Salvation Army unit in Chicago to reform a criminal gang.

    In Surabaya Johnny, Sister Lilian Holiday upbraids the head hoodlum, Bill, for his countless betrayals.

    The Saga of Jenny comes from Weill’s collaboration with Ira Gershwin, Lady in the Dark.

    It has an unusual plot, about a fashion magazine editor, Liza Elliott, who is plagued by depression, panic attacks and lurid dreams, for which she seeks psychiatric help.

    Liza’s indecisiveness about her professional and personal life is thrown into sharp relief in Weill and Gershwin’s clever ballad, The Saga of Jenny, about a woman who is super-decisive from the age of 3.

    Jenny is eventually thwarted when, having decided she wants to be the oldest woman alive, "Gin and rum and destiny play funny tricks. And poor Jenny kicked the bucket at seventy-six!"