- Overture 'Neues vom Tage'(7 mins)
- Lelio - Fantasy on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'(15 mins)
- Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light(10 mins)
- Songs of the Sea(18 mins)
- The Bluebird(4 mins)
- Blest Pair of Sirens(11 mins)
- Suite algérienne, Op 60(5 mins)
- Scaramouche(10 mins)
- Carousel – 'Soliloquy'(8 mins)
- Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
- Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)(5 mins)
- Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, 'Land of Hope and Glory'(8 mins)
- Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)(3 mins)
- The National Anthem (arr. Britten)(3 mins)
- Auld Lang Syne(2 mins)
About This Event
Sir Andrew Davis, the much-loved former Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a veteran steersman of the Last Night, returns to direct the greatest annual party in classical music. The popular nautical theme of traditional favourites by Henry Wood and Thomas Arne is extended in Stanford’s Songs of the Sea, featuring star Canadian baritone Gerald Finley.
Another British choral classic, Blest Pair of Sirens – honouring the ‘harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse’ – joins Jerusalem in the centenary year of Hubert Parry’s death.
There’s a dash of Broadway in the touching ‘Soliloquy’ from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, in which the wife-battering Billy finds new eloquence while vowing to change his ways, and a more mischievous streak in Milhaud’s delightful suite Scaramouche.
Roxanna Panufnik’s new commission rounds off a series of over 40 world, UK or London premieres this season, continuing the forward-looking vision of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.
There will be one interval
First half Broadcast live on BBC Two, second half live on BBC One
Image: Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas