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Penny Gore presents music used for theatrical purposes. Debussy: Le martyre de St Sebastien. Copland: Quiet City. Zeisl: Requiem Ebraico. Leroy Anderson: Goldilocks (excerpts).

Each day this week Penny Gore presents music used for a variety of theatrical purposes, including pieces with a religious theme. Debussy composed the incidental music for a modern mystery play about St Sebastian in 1911 even though he was more mystical than religious. Goldilocks - by extreme contrast - was Leroy Anderson's first attempt at a Broadway musical.

Debussy: Le martyre de St Sebastien
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Copland: Quiet City
Alison Teale (cor anglais),
Bo Fuglsang (trumpet),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Nicholas Collon (conductor).

Zeisl: Requiem Ebraico
Emma Tring (soprano),
Margaret Cameron (alto),
Jamie Hall (cantor),
BBC Singers,
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Johannes Wildner (conductor).

Leroy Anderson: Goldilocks (excerpts)
Kim Criswell (soprano),
William Dazeley (baritone),
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Le Martyre de St Sebastien - incidental music

    Conductor: Thierry FISCHER Performer: Elizabeth ATHERTON - Soprano Performer: Irene JACOB - Speaker Performer: Jennifer JOHNSTON - Mezzo-soprano (Second twin) Performer: Tove DAHLBERG - Mezzo-soprano (First twin) Performer: BBC National Chorus Of Wales Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet city for cor anglais, trumpet and strings

    Conductor: Nicholas COLLON Performer: Alison TEALE - Cor anglais Performer: Bo Fuglsang - Trumpet Performer: BBC S O.

  • Eric Zeisl

    Requiem Ebraico

    Conductor: Johannes Wildner Performer: Emma Tring (soprano) Performer: Margaret Cameron (alto) Performer: Jamie Hall (cantor) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Leroy Anderson

    Goldilocks - excerpts

    Conductor: Leonard SLATKIN Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra

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