The Proms Bach Day concerts conclude with arrangements of the great German composer, from Grainger, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi, plus a Bach inspired work by Alyssa Firsova.
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.
Grainger: Blithe Bells
Bach, arr. Sargent: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Alissa Firsova: Bach Allegro (BBC commission: world premiere)
Bach, orch. Bantock: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Bach, orch. Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)
This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.
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