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Prom 41 - Purcell, Britten

A Prom in which Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC SO and soloists. Purcell, arr Talbot: Chacony in G minor. Britten: Cantata Misericordium; Sinfonia da Requiem; Spring Symphony.

With Louise Fryer

Mark Wigglesworth conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Purcell, Arr. Joby Talbot: Chacony in G Minor (BBC commission; World Premiere)
Britten: Cantata Misericordium
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Britten: Spring Symphony

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Oke (tenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor).

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Prom 41: BBC SO

    • Henry Purcell

      Chacony a 4 in G minor Z.730 for strings

      Conductor: Mark WIGGLESWORTH Performer: BBC S O.

    • Benjamin Britten

      Cantata misericordium Op.69 for tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra

      Conductor: Mark WIGGLESWORTH Performer: Christopher MALTMAN - Baritone Performer: John Mark AINSLEY - Tenor Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus Performer: Trinity Boys' Choir

    • Benjamin Britten

      Sinfonia da requiem Op.20

      Conductor: Mark WIGGLESWORTH Performer: BBC S O.

    • Benjamin Britten

      Spring symphony Op.44 for SAT, chorus, boys' ch & orchestra

      Conductor: Mark WIGGLESWORTH Performer: Amanda ROOCROFT - Soprano Performer: Christine RICE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: John Mark AINSLEY - Tenor Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus Performer: Trinity Boys' Choir

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