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Best of British: Selections from BBC Radio 3 Breakfast

The Best of British classical music, from the sublime to the rousing, including works chosen by BBC Radio 3 Breakfast listeners. We add them here. On Radio 3, weekdays at 6.30am and weekends at 7am

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  • Myfanwy (feat. Joseph Parry) Morriston Orpheus Choir & Joseph Parry
  • Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra: 3rd mvt; Adagio semplice - poco allegro. Geoffrey Tozer, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Rawsthorne & Matthias Bamert
  • Saul - Act I: Oh Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless George Frideric Handel
  • The Sea: IV Storm Allegro Energico - Allegro Moderato a Largamente Frank Bridge (BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Richard Hickox)
  • Five Flower Songs op 47: 2 The Succession of the Four Sweet Months Benjamin Britten (The Monteverdi Choir conducted by John Eliot Gardiner)
  • The Tempest - incidental music.: Arise! Ye spirits of the storm [chor and instr] Thomas Linley, The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra and Choir & Peter Holman
  • Welsh Dances Set 2, Op. 64: I. Maestoso - Moderato Alun Hoddinott (National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Arthur Davison)
  • Welsh Dances Set 2, Op. 64: III. Lento, Ma Non Troppo e Rubato Alun Hoddinott (National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Arthur Davison)
  • Welsh Dances Set 2, Op. 64: IV. Allegro con Brio Alun Hoddinott (National Youth Orchestra of Wales and Arthur Davison)
  • Symphonic Suite Op.53a - Gloriana Benjamin Britten (Sir Peter Pears)
  • Violin Concerto in D Minor: I Allegro Deciso Hamilton Harty (Ulster Orchestra conducted by Bryden Thomas)
  • Violin Concerto in D Minor: II Molto Lento Hamilton Harty (Ulster Orchestra conducted by Bryden Thomas)
  • Violin Concerto in D Minor: III Allegro con Brio Hamilton Harty (Ulster Orchestra conducted by Bryden Thomas)
  • It was a lover and his lass (Let us garlands bring, Op 18) Gerald Finzi, Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau
  • Symphony No.7 in F Major: III. Menuetto: Allegro Can Tanto Cipriani Potter (Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Bostock)
  • Three Parts Upon a Ground for 3 Violins and Continuo Henry Purcell (Leonhardt-Consort)
  • The Four Temperaments: 2. Intermezzo: Phlegmatic Robert Simpson (Kensington Symphonic Brass conducted by Russell Keable)
  • Songs of Travel: 9. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope Ralph Vaughan Williams (Bryn Terfel: baritone, Malcolm Martineau: piano)
  • Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March' Jeremiah Clarke (Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis. English Chamber Orchestra)
  • Never weather-beaten sail Thomas Campion (Stile Antico)
  • L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato: Part 3 As Steals the Morn Upon the Night George Frideric Handel (John Eliot Gardiner)
  • Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: III. Minuet George Frideric Handel (English Baroque Soloists)
  • Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: IV. Lentement George Frideric Handel (English Baroque Soloists)
  • Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: V. Bourrée George Frideric Handel (English Baroque Soloists)
  • Adam Zero, Suite from the Ballet: Awakening of Love Arthur Bliss (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Prelude Paul Reade (Emma Johnson and Skaila Kanga)
  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Summer Paul Reade (Emma Johnson and Skaila Kanga)
  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Spring Paul Reade (Emma Johnson and Skaila Kanga)
  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Mists Paul Reade (Emma Johnson and Skaila Kanga)
  • The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Exotica Paul Reade (Emma Johnson and Skaila Kanga)
  • Lamentations of Jeremiah - Part 1 Thomas Tallis (Pro Cantione Antiqua)
  • Paysage Lennox Berkeley (Margaret Fingerhut)
  • Consort Suite A5 No.3 in C Minor - Fantazia William Lawes (Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall)
  • Consort Suite A5 No.3 in C Minor - Aire No.1 William Lawes (Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall)
  • Consort Suite A5 No.3 in C Minor - Praven William Lawes (Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall)
  • Consort Suite A5 No.3 in C Minor Aire No.2 William Lawes (Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall)
  • Concerto in C minor Op.31: 1 Allegro Vigoroso, Allegro Lirico Gerald Finzi (Emma Johnson)
  • Concerto in C minor Op.31: 2 Adagio Gerald Finzi (Emma Johnson)
  • Concerto in C minor Op.31: 3 Rondo (Allegro Giocoso) Gerald Finzi (Emma Johnson)
  • Songs of Farewell: My Soul There is a Country Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Songs of Farewell: I Know My Soul Hath Power to Know All Things Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Songs of Farewell: Never Weather - Beaten Sail Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Songs of Farewell: There Is An Old Belief Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Songs of Farewell: At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Songs of Farewell: Lord Let Me Know Mine End Hubert Parry (Tenebrae and Nigel Short)
  • Severn Suite, Op. 87: I. Introduction: Worcester Castle Edward Elgar (Williams Fairey Band and conductor James Gourlay)
  • Severn Suite, Op. 87: II. Toccata: Tournamen Edward Elgar (Williams Fairey Band and conductor James Gourlay)
  • Severn Suite, Op. 87: III. Fugue: The Cathedral Edward Elgar (Williams Fairey Band and conductor James Gourlay)
  • Severn Suite, Op. 87: IV. Minuet: Commandery Edward Elgar (Williams Fairey Band and conductor James Gourlay)
  • Piano Sonata in D Minor, Shertzo - Variation 6:Prestissimo Andante Adagio Benjamin Dale (Mark Bebbington)
  • Piano Sonata in D Minor, Shertzo - Variation 6: Tempo Di Mazurka Benjamin Dale (Mark Bebbington)
  • Piano Sonata in D Minor, Shertzo - Variation 5:Presto Benjamin Dale (Mark Bebbington)
  • Concerto in F Minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra - Allegro Moderato Ralph Vaughan Williams (Andre Previn)
  • Concerto in F Minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra: Romanza, Andante Sostenuto Ralph Vaughan Williams (Andre Previn)
  • Concerto in F minor for bass tuba and orchestra: Finale Rondo Alla Tedesca Ralph Vaughan Williams (Andre Previn)
  • Symphony no. 5 Op.74, III Con Fuoco Malcolm Arnold (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
  • Symphony no. 5 Op.74 IV Risoluto, Lento Malcolm Arnold (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Dirge Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Pastoral Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Nocturne Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Prologue Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Elegy Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Hymn Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Sonnet Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31: Epilogue Benjamin Britten (Ian Bostridge, Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle)
  • The Laird of Drum Blair James Scott Skinner
  • Sarnia - An Island Sequence: I. Le Catioroc John Ireland (Eric Parkin, piano)
  • Sarnia - An Island Sequence: II. In a May Morning John Ireland (Eric Parkin)
  • Sarnia - An Island Sequence: III. Song of the Springtides John Ireland (Eric Parkin)
  • Mass for Three Voices: Credo William Byrd (Bruno Turner)
  • Mass for Three Voices: Sanctus - Benedictus William Byrd (Pro Cantione Antiqua London, Bruno Turner)
  • Mass for Three Voices: Agnus Dei William Byrd (Bruno Turner)
  • Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds The Michael Nyman Band
  • Concerto for Double String Orchestra: Allegro Con Brio Michael Tippett (BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted)
  • Concerto for Double String Orchestra: Adagio Cantabile Michael Tippett (BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted)
  • Concerto for Double String Orchestra: Allegro Molto Michael Tippett (BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted)
  • Four Romantic Pieces: I. Lento Alan Rawsthorne (James Gibb - piano)
  • Four Romantic Pieces: II. Allegretto Alan Rawsthorne (James Gibb)
  • Four Romantic Pieces: III. Allegro Quasi Presto Alan Rawsthorne (James Gibb)
  • Four Romantic Pieces: IV. Adagio Maestoso Alan Rawsthorne (James Gibb)