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Brush Up On Your Shakespeare

Jamie MacDougall plays music inspired by the Bard of Avon, from Purcell's Fairy Queen to Prokofiev's fight scenes.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets

    Artist: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Prokofiev Cinderella/Romeo and Juliet.
  • Nino Rota

    Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme

    Artist: Nino Rota

    • Romeo and Juliet.
  • Leonard Bernstein


    Artist: Marni Nixon Artist: Richard Bryant

    • West Side Story.
  • William Walton

    Hamlet: to be or not to be

    Artist: Sir John Gielgud Artist: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

    • Walton Hamlet/As You Like It.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Othello - Desdemona's Arioso

    Artist: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • Khachaturian - Othello.
  • Charles Dibdin

    The Warwickshire Lad

    Artist: Jamie MacDougall

    • The Sweet Swan of Avon.
  • Jean Sibelius

    "Miranda" and "Naiads" from the Tempest

    Artist: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    • Jean Sibelius.
  • Guy Woolfenden

    The Owl and the Cuckoo

    Artist: Yvonne Howard

    • Sweet Swan of Avon.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen: Symphony

    Artist: Musicians of the Globe

    • Purcell’s Shakespeare.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Artist: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir

    • Serenade to Music.
  • Cole Porter

    Brush up your Shakespeare (from Kiss Me Kate)

    Artist: London Sinfonietta

    • Kiss Me Kate.
  • Ibert

    Macbeth: Main Theme

    Artist: Ibert

    • Macbeth (Original film soundtrack).
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Chorus of the Scottish Exiles (Macbeth)

    Artist: Slovak Philharmonic Choir and orchestra

    • Verdi Opera Choruses.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Macbeth Overture

    Artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • Sullivan: Macbeth Overture, Cello Concerto, Te Deum.
  • Quilter

    Come away, death

    Artist: Anthony Rolfe Johnson Artist: Graham Johnson

    • A Treasury of English Song.
  • Dietrich Henschel

    My Mistress' Eyes

    Composer: Korngold

    • Korngold Lieder.
  • William Jackson

    Where the bee sucks

    Artist: Frances Kelly

    • The English Orpheus.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

    Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture.


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