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Simon Heffer presents music from the British Isles, including Parry, John Ireland, Grace Williams, Bridge, Lennox Berkeley, Elgar, Quilter, Tippett and George Dyson.

The fourth and final programme in this series in which journalist Simon Heffer chooses some of his favourite music from the British Isles, including works by familiar composers as well as some attractive pieces by less well-known names.

This programme features orchestral works by Hubert Parry, John Ireland, Grace Williams, Frank Bridge and Lennox Berkeley, as well as songs by Edward Elgar and Roger Quilter, choral music by Michael Tippett, and it ends with George Dyson's cantata "Sweet Thames run softly".

2 hours

Last on

Sat 4 Feb 2012 15:00

Music Played

  • Lennox Berkeley

    Concerto Op.88 for guitar and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: Craig OGDEN - Guitar Performer: Northern Sinfonia

    • Chandos.
    • 9963.
  • Frank Bridge

    Summer - tone poem

    Conductor: Neville MARRINER Performer: Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

    • decca.
    • 470 189-2.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Sweet Thames Run Softly for baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: David WILLCOCKS Performer: Stephen ROBERTS - Baritone Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Unicorn Kanchana.
    • UKCD 2013.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pleading Op.48, arr. for voice and orchestra [orig. for voice and piano]

    Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Robert TEAR - Tenor Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDM7 64731-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Song cycle Op.59 for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Robert TEAR - Tenor Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDM7 64731-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    2 Songs Op.60, arr. for voice and orchestra [orig. for voice and piano]

    Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Robert TEAR - Tenor Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDM7 64731-2.
  • John Ireland

    Satyricon overture

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • 8994.
  • Hubert Parry

    Symphonic Variations

    Conductor: Adrian BOULT Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC7 49022-2.
  • Roger Quilter

    3 Shakespeare Songs Op.6 - O mistress mine; Come away, Death

    Performer: Ernest LUSH - Piano Performer: John Heddle NASH - Baritone

    • Dutton Vocalion.
    • CDLX 7104.
  • Roger Quilter

    5 Shakespeare Songs Op.23 - No.3: It was a lover and his lass

    Performer: Ernest LUSH - Piano Performer: John Heddle NASH - Baritone

    • Dutton Vocalion.
    • CDLX 7104.
  • Michael Tippett

    4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus - No.1: Early one morning; No.3: Lilliburl

    Conductor: Paul SPICER Performer: Finzi Singers

    • CHANDOS.
    • 9265.
  • Grace Williams

    Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

    Conductor: Charles GROVES Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • Lyrita.
    • SRCD 323.

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