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Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, Sullivan, Barber

In the first of two programmes, actor and director Philip Franks presents a personal selection of music written specifically for the theatre, including music by Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, Sir Arthur Sullivan and Samuel Barber.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music): no.1 Overture

    Conductor: Constantin Silvestri Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI Classics 7243 5 66539.
  • Anon.

    Coventry carol (Lullay, lulla, thou little tiny child) for 3 voices [15th-C; Pageant of th

    Conductor: Andrew Parrott Performer: Taverner Choir

    • EMI CDC 7 49809 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: Intermezzo [after Act 2]; Nocturne (A

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy Performer: Frauenchor des Rundfunk, Berlin Performer: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin

    • DECCA 440-296-2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Timon of Athens, the man-hater - incidental music Z.632: Overture ([Grave] - [canzona] - [

    Performer: Peter Holman Performer: The Parley of Instruments

    • Hyperion CDA66212.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Water music [with offstage

    Conductor: Andrew Penny Performer: RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin

    • MARCO POLO Marco Polo-8223461.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The Alchymist - incidental music HWV.43: Minuet 1; Saraband; Jigg

    Conductor: Roy Goodman Performer: European Union Baroque Orchestra

    • Naxos 8.555712.
  • Sir Arthur Bliss

    The Tempest for 2 voices and chamber ensemble

    Performer: Henry Herford Performer: Toby Spence Performer: Nash Ensemble

    • HYPERION CDA-67189.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont - incidental music Op.84: Overture

    Conductor: Bernard Haitink Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    • Philips 422 971-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - suite Op.60: no.9; The Dinner (Tafelmusik und Tanz des Kuchenju

    Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf Performer: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe

    • ASV CDCOE809.
  • Samuel Barber

    The School for scandal - overture Op.5

    Conductor: Marin Alsop Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    • NAXOS 8.559024.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Boris Godunov - music for the play Op.70a: Reverie; Polonaise; Mazurka; Amoroso; The pret

    Conductor: Michail Jurowski Performer: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

    • Capriccio 7002.
  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred - incidental music Op.115: Overture

    Conductor: James Levine Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 435-856-2.
  • Ashley Hutchings

    Shepherds Arise

    Composer: John Tams Performer: Home Service

    • Fledg'ling FLED 3014.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Wasps Overture

  • Trad.

    Coventry Carol from cycle of Coventry Mystery Plays

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Midsummer Night's Dream - Intermezzo, Nocturne and Finale

  • Henry Purcell

    Timon of Athens - Overture & Curtain tune

  • Arthur Sullivan

    Henry VIII - Water Music

  • George Frideric Handel

    Dances from The Alchemist

  • Arthur Bliss

    The Tempest - The Storm, Overture and Act 1 scene 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

  • Richard Strauss

    Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - final movement

  • Samuel Barber

    The School for Scandal overture

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Extracts from Boris Godunov

  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred Overture, Op 115

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • John Tams & Ashley Hutchings

    Shepherds Arise, The Mysteries - National Theatre production