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Stuart Maconie considers how different composers have risen to the challenge of writing anthemic music.

In the second of his two programmes for a Saturday afternoon, Stuart Maconie considers how different composers have risen to the challenge of writing something anthemic and reflects the many ways in which the anthem features in our lives, such as a traditional part of the liturgy, or as an excuse for flag waving at an assembly, or as a stirring chant on the football terrace.

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Sat 11 Jan 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Claude‐Joseph Rouget de l’Isle

    "La Marseillaise"

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Music Arranger: Hector Berlioz. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • TELDEC : 98800.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Hubert Parry

    "Jerusalem"

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Singer: Amanda Roocroft.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN10740.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - "Jupiter"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • TELDEC : 450994541-2.
    • Teldec.
    • 4.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Op26

    Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG : 28941 31582.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No 3 in C minor "Organ" - 3rd and 4th Mvt

    Performer: Olivier Latry. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • ONDINE : ODE10945.
    • Ondine.
    • 11/12.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for the Death of Queen Mary (Excerpts)

    Singer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: Laurence Cummings. Singer: Michael McCarthy. Orchestra: Oxford Camerata. Director: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS : 855219.
    • Naxos.
    • 13-17.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Symphony No 3 in D "The Great National" Op18

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN9234.
    • Chandos.
    • 9-12.
  • Piers Lane

    Irish Tune from County Derry - "Londonderry Air"

    Music Arranger: Percy Grainger.
    • Hyperion : CDA67967.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat "Emperor" - 2. Poco Adagio Cantabile

    Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • ASV : CDDCS 236.
    • ASV.
    • 10.
  • John Lennon

    Short Fantasy on Give Peace a Chance, for piano (after Lennon & McCartney)

    Performer: Frederic Rzewski.
  • Page/Plant

    Stairway to Heaven

    Performer: Rodrigo y Gabriela.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Act 3 "Nessun Dorma"

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 458 202-2.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel: "You'll Never Walk Alone"

    Singer: Claramae Turner. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Angel : ZDM7 664692 2 5.
    • Angel.
    • 12.

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