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Light Fantastic: BBC Concert Orchestra with Gavin Sutherland

Catherine Bott presents the BBC Concert Orchestra under Gavin Sutherland in a concert given at the Plymouth Pavilions featuring light music pieces by leading composers.


Presented by Catherine Bott

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a concert given yesterday evening at the Plymouth Pavilions. There are old and new settings of folk songs, including one by Gustav Holst which hasn't been heard for the best part of a hundred years, alongside popular and less familiar light music pieces by leading composers from across the generations. Catherine Bott presents and sings songs by Eric Coates and folk song settings by Britten and Vaughan Williams.

John Ansell: Plymouth Hoe (A nautical overture)
Peter Hope: Scaramouche
Gordon Langford: Reflections for flute, cor anglais and orchestraÂ
Haydn Wood: Lutine Ahoy!
Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea
Matthew Curtis: March - Striding Edge
Philip Lane: Maritime Overture
Ernest Tomlinson: Overture - Highway to the Sun
Holst: Songs of the West
Paul Patterson: Rustic Sketches
Ron Goodwin: Drake 400 suite (excerpts)
Britten: Salley Gardens
David Lyon: Country Lanes
Paul Lewis: An English Overture

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Gavin Sutherland
Soprano Catherine Bott
Cor anglais Victoria Walpole
Flute Ileana Ruhemann

9.45pm A selection of British Light Music played by amateur ensembles as part of Light Fantastic - Radio 3's celebration of Light Music.

2 hours, 30 minutes


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