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Presented by Penny Gore. The BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Beethoven, Madetoja and Dvorak. Plus the BBC Singers in Mathias, David Bedford, Judith Bingham and Francis Grier.

Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven, and Dvorak's New World Symphony as tour to Greece. Plus the BBC Singers complete their selection of contemporary anthems celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and sing music by William Mathias.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2pm
Beethoven: Leonora Overture no. 2
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Michal Dworzynski (conductor).

2.15pm
Madetoja: Okon Fuoko Suite
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
John Storgards (conductor).

2.25pm
William Mathias: All thy works shall praise Thee; Ad majorem Dei gloriam
BBC Singers,
Stephen Disley (organ),
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.35pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

3.15pm
Choirbook for the Queen:
Nigel Osborne: Prayer for Africa
David Bedford: May God shield you on every step
[soprano solo: Emma Tring]
*Judith Bingham: Corpus Christi carol
[soprano solo: Micaela Haslam]
*Francis Grier: Prayer the Church's banquet
BBC Singers,
*with Stephen Disley (organ),
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

3.40pm
Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 in E minor (From the New World)
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 May 2013 14:00

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonora Overture no.2

  • Leevi Madetoja

    Okon Fuoko Suite

  • William Mathias

    All thy works shall praise Thee, Op.17b

  • William Mathias

    Ad majorem Dei gloriam

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op.15

  • Nigel Osborne

    Prayer for Africa

  • David Bedford

    May God shield you on every step

  • Judith Bingham

    Corpus Christi Carol

  • Francis Grier

    Prayer the Church's banquet

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no.9 in E minor 'From the New World'

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