Donald Macleod and Brian Kay explore the theme of Music and Movement, with pieces reflecting light music's fascination with various modes of transport.
Tuesday's programme explores the theme 'Music and movement', in a sequence of pieces reflecting light music's fascination with different modes of transport. Composers from Charles Williams to Richard Rodney Bennett have capitalized on the different rhythmic opportunities suggested by trains, planes, cars, horse rides - or even good old shanks's pony. There's also a discussion of the importance to light-music composers of 'library music'; much of the music familiar to us from signature tunes started life as publishers' commissions, with no specific end use in mind. Presented by Donald Macleod.