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Episode 4

With Penny Gore. BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek in Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Plus the BBC SO and Chorus under Andrew Davis in Elgar: The Apostles.

This week features English music performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra. Following on from The Dream of Gerontius on Monday, Andrew Davis conducts the Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's The Apostles, also part of his 70th birthday celebration concerts at the Barbican earlier this month. This is preceeded with a Last Night of the Proms favourite, Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs.

Presented by Penny Gore

c.2pm
Wood
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

c.2.20pm
Elgar
The Apostles
Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Sarah Connolly (Mezzo)
Paul Groves (Tenor)
Brindley Sherratt (Bass)
Gerald Finley (Baritone)
Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Roger Quilter

    Tulips

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Roger Quilter

    Dancing on the Green

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles

    Singer: Nicole Cabell. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: Paul Groves. Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Singer: Gerald Finley. Singer: Jacques Imbrailo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles

    Singer: Nicole Cabell. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: Paul Groves. Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Singer: Gerald Finley. Singer: Jacques Imbrailo. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
  • Frederick Delius

    On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Delius: Paris/In a Summer Garden: BBC SO/Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.
  • Oliver Knussen

    3 Little fantasies Op.6a for wind quintet

    Ensemble: Students of GSMD. Conductor: Richard Baker.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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