Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1945)
3/5. On Elgar's recommendation, Bantock entered academia in the musical hub of Birmingham. Some of his best works were written in this period, including his epic choral and orchestral masterpiece Omar Khayyam. This programme features a new recording, and music specially recorded by the BBC Singers.
Donald Macleod is joined by musicologist Lewis Foreman.
The Witch of Atlas (Tone Poem for Orchestra No 5)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)
The Tyger (Words: Blake)
To the Evening Star (Words: Blake)
Paul Brough (conductor)
Omar Khayyam (Part I from XLVII 'When you and I behind the veil are past' to the end)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).