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Hands Across the Sea

A mixture of the very best of American and British popular music as Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra playing orchestral favourites from both sides of the pond.

Tonight's live programme focuses on Hands Across The Sea following American Independence Day, with a mixture of the very best of American and British popular music. Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, with special guest artists - British pianist James Pearson playing George Gershwin's sparkling Variations for piano and orchestra of I Got Rhythm; British crooner Michael Dore treats us to a feast of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley songs in a spellbinding medley, as well as American singer songwriter Nell Bryden, one of Radio 2's favourite vocalists of recent times, performing some of her best hits live.

The programme also includes orchestral favourites from both sides of the pond - for example Robert Farnon's Great Songs of Great Britain; William Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, and Jimmy Webb's MacArthur Park.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Oct 2012 20:00

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Hands Across The Sea

    (Sousa)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Shooting Star

    (Torch)

  • Michael Dore

    Charlie Girl

    (Heneker) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • Nell Bryden

    Not Like Loving You

    (Bryden) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Lover

    (Rodgers)

  • James Pearson (piano)

    Moonlight In Vermont

    (Suessdorf) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    MacArthur Park

    (Webb)

  • Nell Bryden

    Buildings and Treetops

    (Bryden) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra Rhythm Section/Roderick Dunk)

  • Michael Dore

    How Deep Is The Ocean

    (Berlin) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

    (Walton)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Knightsbridge March

    (Coates)

  • Nell Bryden

    What Does It Take?

    (Bryden) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra Rhythm Section/Roderick Dunk)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Times Square 1944 – On The Town

    (Bernstein)

  • Michael Dore

    Stop The World – Leslie Bricusse Selection

    (Bricusse/Newley) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • James Pearson (piano)

    Variations on I Got Rhythm

    (Gershwin) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • Nell Bryden

    Sirens

    (Bryden) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • Michael Dore

    For All We Know

    (Coots) (Ft. James Pearson on piano)

  • Nell Bryden and Michael Dore

    Baby It's Cold Outside

    (Loesser) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Great Songs of Great Britain

    (Trad arr Robert Farnon)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Roderick Dunk

    Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

Broadcasts

  • Fri 6 Jul 2012 20:00
  • Fri 12 Oct 2012 20:00