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Bach Orchestral Transcriptions - Part 1

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Concluding the Proms Bach Day, Andrew Litton conducts the Royal Philharmonic in arrangements by Stokowski, Henry Wood and Walton, plus a Bach-inspired work by Tarik O'Regan.

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

As a grand finale to Proms Bach Day, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton play works by J S Bach in arrangements made in the last hundred years or so, ranging from the subtleties of Walton's Wise Virgins Suite and the playfulness of Grainger's version of "Sheep may safely graze", to the richly-scored reworkings by Stokowski, Henry Wood, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi. Plus two special commissions from young composers who have taken Bach pieces as a springboard for their compositions.

Bach, orch. Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Bach, orch. Henry Wood: 'Suite No. 6' - Prelude; Finale
Tarik O'Regan Latent Manifest (BBC commission: world premiere)
Walton: The Wise Virgins - suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.

50 minutes

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Sat 14 Aug 2010 19:30

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