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Wednesday - Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, with an all-British programme celebrating the year-long Best of British Playlist.

Breakfast with Clemency Burton-Hill. An all-British programme to celebrate our year-long Best of British Playlist

From New Years Day 2014 onwards, Breakfast listeners have been contributing to The Best of British Playlist - 365 pieces celebrating British music throughout the centuries. The list includes many well-known favourites, but also spans the almost forgotten, the neglected and one or two delightful surprises.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anonymous

    Sumer is icumen in/Perspice Christicola

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Early One Morning.
    • Erato.
  • Thomas Arne

    Alfred - masque, Rule Britannia!

    Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Singer: Jamie MacDougall. Singer: Jennifer Smith. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale.
    • Thomas Arne: Alfred: Nicholas Mcgegan/Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 24.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    4 English dances - set 2 for orchestra (Op.33), no.1; Allegro non troppo

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Malcolm Arnold: English, Irish, Scottish & Cornish Dances: LPO/Arnold.
    • Lyrita.
    • 5.
  • York Bowen

    Three Serious Dances, Op 51 (No 2)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Robert Carver

    O bone Jesu

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell To Stromness

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Gerald Finzi

    5 Bagatelles, Op 23 arr Ashmore (Prelude)

    Performer: Robert Plane. Ensemble: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Finzi: Clarinet Concertos: Robert Plane/Northern Sinfonia/Griffiths.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest - coronation anthem no. 1 (HWV.258)

    Orchestra: The King’s Consort. Choir: Choir of the King’s Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • The Coronation of King George II: The King's Consort, Robert King.
    • Hyperion.
    • 16.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Horn Concerto, Op 58 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • British Horn Concertos: Jacob/Arnold/Bowen/Gipps/Vinter.
    • Lyrita.
    • 11.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Welsh Dances Suite No 1, Op 15

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Lyita.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite no. 2 in F major Op.28`2 for military band

    Performer: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander Eric Banks.
    • British Music for Concert Band.
    • EMI.
    • 4-7.
  • E.J. Moeran

    Symphony in G minor

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
  • John Ireland

    Sonata no. 1 in D minor for violin and piano: 3rd movement; Rondo (Allegro..)

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Ireland: Chamber Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • Sony.
  • Herbert Howells

    Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Julie Kennard. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Sailing at dawn (Songs of the Fleet, Op 117)

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Stanford: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
  • Michael Tippett

    The Air in Spring; Fire in Summer (Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Tippett: The Rose Lake/Ritual Dances.
    • Chandos.
    • 22-24.
  • Joan Trimble

    Buttermilk Point

    Performer: Una Hunt. Performer: Roy Holmes.
    • Trimble: 2 Pianos - Songs and Chamber Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 18.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 2 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • London.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    This is the Record of John

    Singer: John Whitworth. Conductor: Michael Howard. Choir: Ely Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Renaissance Singers.
    • Argo.


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