A Prom featuring the English Chamber Orchestra under Paul Watkins. Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Plus Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round).
The English Chamber Orchestra performs two works written for the tenor Peter Pears, including Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Plus a set of variations by multiple composers which marked the Queen's coronation in 1953.
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
Purcell, arr. Britten: Chacony
Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées
Berkeley, Britten, Oldham, Searle, Tippett & Walton: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)
Tansy Davies & John Woolrich: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round) - new variations (BBC commission: world premiere)
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Ben Johnson (tenor)
Richard Watkins (horn)
English Chamber Orchestra
Paul Watkins (conductor)
To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, the English Chamber Orchestra focus on his evocative Serenade, together with one of his Purcell arrangments. The other two works in the programme are a set of songs which Lutoslawski composed for Peter Pears, and a set of Variations written collectively for the 1953 coronation. Britten contributed one variation, and the other composers were Lennox Berkeley, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Michael Tippett and William Walton. For this performance there are two special new additions to the set, by Tansy Davies and John Woolrich.
This concert will be repeated on Wednesday 28th August at 2pm.