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Episode 3

Penny Gore introduces Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville, followed by the Cory Band in pieces by Elgar, Holst and Arthur Sullivan.

Penny Gore presents a week of light music in its many guises, continuing the celebrations of the Light Fantastic Weekend.

Featuring performances from the BBC Orchestras and brass music from the Cory Band, you can hear a daily Rossini Overture plus a whole range of music, from the epic film scores of Korngold and Steiner, to the much-loved British works of Elgar, John Ireland and Eric Coates.

Today, Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville is followed by more from the Cory Band's recent performance of brass music at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London - including pieces by Elgar, Holst and tomorrow afternoon's Thursday Opera Matinee composer, Arthur Sullivan.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson

    Old Macdonald had a farm

    Performer: Hertfordshire and London Schools Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Donald Swann

    The Hippopotamus song

    Performer: Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone) Performer: Hertfordshire and London Schools Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Gordon Jacob

    'Overture' from The Barber of Seville goes to the devil

    Performer: Hertfordshire and London Schools Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Gioachino Rossini

    'Overture' from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Conductor: David Charles Abell Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Karl Jenkins

    Concerto for euphonium and brass band

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: David Childs (Euphonium) Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Gordon Langford

    A Sullivan Fantasy

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Haydn Wood

    A Brown bird singing

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Lost chord

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Edward Elgar

    'Overture' from Cockaigne (In London town)

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Henry Walford Davies

    Solemn Melody

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Gustav Holst

    'March' from A Moorside suite

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia!

    Lyricist: James Thomson.

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Owen Farr (Tenor horn) Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC recording made at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II - You'll Never Walk Alone

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

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