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A sequence of music, poetry and prose united by the theme of awakenings.

Including readings by Peter Marinker and Hattie Morahan from the work of Mary Shelley, A E Housman, Edward Thomas, Anne Bronte and Percy Bysshe Shelley. With music by Handel, Bach, Stravinsky and Britten.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 31 Dec 2010 17:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00



    Performer: The British Grenadiers, The Band of the Grenadier Guards

  • Edward Thomas

    The Trumpet, read by Peter Marinka

  • 00:01

    George Frideric Handel

    Awake the trumpet's lofty sound, Act 1 Samson

    Performer: Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    • TELDEC 9031748712[2].
  • 00:03

    Annisteen Allen / Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra

    Mr Trumpet Man, Fujiyama Mama

    Performer: Annisteen Allen / Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra

    • Rev-Ola Bandstand B000JBNWJ2.
  • Anne Bronte

    Lines Composed in a Windy Wood, read by Hattie Morahan

  • 00:07

    Francis Poulenc

    Aubade, Concerto pour piano et orchestre

    Performer: Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Eric le Sage, piano, Stephane Deneve

    • RCA 82876603082 [1].
  • 00:10

    Benjamin Britten

    Reveille, Bridge and Britten, Music for Violin and Piano

    Performer: Lorraine McAslan, violin, John Blakely, piano

    • CONTINUUM CCD1022.
  • William Carlos Williams

    Dawn, read by Hattie Morahan

  • A E housman

    Reveille, from A Shropshire Lad, read by Peter Marinker

  • 00:15

    Frederick Delius

    no. 1: On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic, Sir Thomas Beecham

    • EMI CDS7475098.
  • 00:22

    Igor Stravinsky

    Introduction, Partie I: The Adoration of the Earth, Le Sacre du Printemps, Stravinsky Cond

    Performer: The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky

    • CBS CD42433.
  • Philip Larkin

    Trees, read by Peter Marinker

  • 00:26

    Aaron Copland

    Fast (The Revivalist and his Flock), Appalachian Spring, Bernstein Century Copland, Appala

    Performer: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

  • Sylvia Plath

    Morning Song, read by Hattie Morahan

  • 00:31

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Aubade, Romeo and Juliet

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • DECCA 4360782.
  • Tony Connor

    A Child Half Asleep, read by Peter Marinker

  • 00:23

    Robert Schumann

    Fast zu Ernst, Kinderszenen, Piano Works

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • DECCA 4212902.
  • 00:36

    Edward Elgar

    Aubade, Nursery Suite,

    Performer: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd

    • DECCA 4360782.
  • Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein (extract), read by Peter Marinker

  • 00:48

    Paul Weller

    Eton Rifles, The Jam, - '45rpm: The Singles 1977-79

    Performer: The Jam

    • POLYDOR.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley

    The Mask of Anarchy (extract), read by Peter Marinker

  • 00:45

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Wachtet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140, Dominica 27 pos

    Performer: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tolzer Knabenchor), Soprano: Stefan Rampf, (Soloist of the Tolzer Knabenchor), Alto: Kurt Equiluz, Tenor: Thomas Hampson, Bass: Tolzer Knabenchor, Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, Concentus musicu Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    • TELDEC 4509959872.
    • 1.
  • Rita Dove

    Adolescence II, read by Hattie Morahan

  • 00:54

    John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins - Son of A Preacher Man, And the Beat goes On Volume 2 CD2

    Performer: Dusty Springfield

  • William Shakespeare

    Is it thy will?, read by Hattie Morahan

  • 00:57

    Domenico Scarlatti

    Aria, Pur nel sonno almen tal'ora, Scarlatti: Cantatas

    Performer: Cyrille Gerstenhaber, soprano; Jean-Christophe Frisch, direction

    • ASTREE E8673.
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day, read by Peter Marinker

  • King James Bible

    Psalm 102 (extract), read by Hattie Morahan

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria with Thirty Variations – "Goldberg Variations", BWV 988, Variation 15, Bach and Turec

    Performer: Rosalyn Tureck piano

    • ALBANY TROY007.
  • Robert Frost

    I have been one acquainted with the night, read by Peter Marinker

  • Burke and Webster

    Black Coffee, Best of Peggy Lee

    Performer: Peggy Lee

    • Music Club MCCD157.


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