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Howard Goodall

Kirsty Young's castaway is composer Howard Goodall.

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the composer Howard Goodall. He's a man of eclectic musical tastes and talents creating choral works, popular TV show themes like Black Adder and The Vicar of Dibley and movie scores and musicals. His enthusiasm and deep-rooted commitment to his life's work has regularly propelled him away from the score and onto our television screens where he's presented award winning documentaries like How Music Works. In January 2007 he was appointed as England's first ever National Ambassador for Singing, leading a £40 million scheme to improve group singing in primary schools.

Howard says he hears music in his head all the time - and can't imagine life without it.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The first movement of Introitus from the Durufle Requiem by Maurice Durufle
Book: The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Luxury: Ice-cold vanilla vodka and tonics.

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Fri 30 May 2008 09:00

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    We Can Work It Out

    • The Beatles 1962-1966.
    • Apple.
  • William Byrd

    Agnus Dei from (from Mass for five voices)

    • English Choral Music 1514-1682.
    • Nimbus Records.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Der Abschied (from Das Lied von der Erde)

    • Das Lied von der Erde.
    • Decca Legends.
  • Stevie Wonder

    I Wish

    • Songs in the Key Of Life.
    • Motown.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Maurice Duruflé

      The first movement of Introitus from the Durufle Requiem

      • Maurice Durufle: Complete sacred Choral Works.
      • Lammas Records.
  • Noel Harrison

    Windmills of My Mind

    • This is Easy.
    • Virgin.
  • Sting

    All This Time

    • The Soul Cages.
    • A & M.
  • John Williams

    Theme from Schindler's List

    • Hollywood Goes to War.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Book Choice

    • The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank

  • Luxury Choice

    • Ice-cold vanilla vodka and tonics

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Howard Goodall

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