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Music from Radio 3 New Generation Artists. Purcell: A Morning Hymn. Turnage: Cradle Song. Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland. Ivor Gurney: Elizabethan Songs. Trish Clowes: Seven.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts are dedicated to showcasing the current members of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, a initiative for nurturing and developing exceptional young talent. For more information, videos, clips and biographies go to An all-English programme to begin, performed by an all-British Isles roster of artists. English mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston begins and ends the programme with Purcell's morning and evening hymns and English clarinetist Mark Simpson performs Turnage's Cradle Song (a piece dedicated to the performer). Sean Shibe is the first guitarist on the NGA scheme, and the young scot performs Britten's first (and only) piece for guitar - the Nocturnal based on music by John Dowland, another legend of English music. Irish tenor Robin Tritschler ties up the English music web with Ivor Gurney's collection of Elizabethan songs, before English jazz saxophonist Trish Clowes brings us up to date with some recent British jazz from her album 'and in the night-time she is there', taken from the title of an Oscar Wilde poem.

Purcell (real. Britten): A morning hymn
Britten: The Ash Grove, Greensleeves
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Turnage: Cradle Song
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Vikingur Olafssohn (piano)

Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland
Sean Shibe (guitar)

Ivor Gurney: Elizabethan Songs
Robin Tritshler (tenor)
James Baillieu (piano)

Trish Clowes: Seven
Trish Clowes (saxophone)
Chris Montague (electric guitar)
Calum Gourlay (double bass)
James Maddren (drums)

Purcell (real Britten): An Evening Hymn
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano).

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Apr 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Purcell - A Morning Hymn

  • Benjamin Britten

    Britten - The Ash Grove

  • Benjamin Britten

    Britten - Greensleeves

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Turnage - Cradle Song

  • Benjamin Britten

    Britten - Nocturnal

  • Ivor Gurney

    Gurney - Elizabethan Songs

  • Trish Clowes

    Trish Clowes - Seven

  • Henry Purcell

    Purcell - An Evening Hymn


  • Tue 16 Apr 2013 13:00