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Building a Library: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral; A debate on UK music retailing to mark Record Store Day. 11.45am Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) In F Major Twv.55:F3

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs.
    • ALPHA : 200.
    • ALPHA.
    • 005.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto In A Minor Twv.51:A1 For Oboe, Strings And Continuo: 1st Movement; Adagio

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Director: Alexis Kossenko. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs.
    • ALPHA : 200.
    • ALPHA.
    • 006.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 85 In B Flat Major H.1.85 (La Reine): 3rd movement; Menuetto

    Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88875-021332.
    • 007.
  • Alasdair Nicholson

    String Quartet No. 2 "The Keeper Of Sheep": 1st Movement; The moonlight seen through the tall branches

    Ensemble: Astrid String Quartet.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD-34153.
    • 008.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Requiem Mass Op.89: Pie Jesu

    Singer: Bernarda Fink. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Ilse Eerens. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • PHI : LPH-016.
    • PHI.
    • 004.
  • Béla Bartók

    Contrasts Sz.111 For Violin, Clarinet And Piano: no.3; Sebes [Fast dance]

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Andrew Armstrong.
    • Chandos: CHAN 10820.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata

    Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet.
    • SUPRAPHON : SU-4172-2.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.9 in E minor "From the New World": 4th movement; Allegro con fuoco

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Talich.
    • SUPRAPHON : SU-3833-2.
    • 8.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto for oboe and strings in A minor

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: James MacMillan.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-807573.
    • 1.
  • John Sheppard

    Media Vita.....Nunc Dimittis For 6 Voices [och Mus.979-83]

    Director: Owen Rees. Ensemble: Contrapunctus.
    • 010.


Telemann: Ouverture-suite & Concerti pour Darmstadt

TELEMANN: Overture (Suite) TWV 55:F3 in F major for 2 horns, 2 oboes, horn, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:a1 in A minor for violin (or oboe), strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:D1 in D major for flute, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 52:e3 in E minor for flute, violin, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:D2 in D major for transverse flute, strings & b.c.

Zefira Valova (violin), Alexis Kossenko (flute), Les Ambassadeurs



HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

SONY 88875021332 (3CD budget)


Luminate - Live Music Now Scotland celebrates 30 years

GEDDES: A Castle Mills Suite

MCGUIRE, E: Dance Suite for Two

NICOLSON, A: String Quartet No. 2 (The Keeper of Sheep)

SWEENEY, W: Luminate: From the Islands

Emma Versteeg (soprano), Maryam Sherhan (piano), Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Tanti (piano), Astrid String Quartet, Spencer-Strachan Duo



DVORAK: Requiem Op. 89

Ilse Eerens (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass-baritone), Collegium Vocale Gent, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH016 (2CD mid-price)

09.30am Building a Library

Kirsten Gibson explores the currently available recordings which include Henry Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral and Funeral Sentences and makes a personal recommendation.


Top Recommendation:


English Royal Funeral Music

PURCELL: Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695: March; Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58b; Canzona; O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z504; Man that is born of a woman, Z27; In the midst of life, Z 17a; Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58c; Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

MORLEY: I am the resurrection and the life; I know that my Redeemer liveth; We brought nothing into this world; Man that is born of a woman; In the midst of life; I heard a voice from heaven

PAISIBLE: The Queen’s Farewell

TOMKINS: A sad Pavan for these distracted times; I am the resurrection and the life; I know that my Redeemer liveth; We brought nothing into this world; I heard a voice from heaven

WEELKES: Death hath deprived me

Les Trompettes des Plaisirs, Lingua Franca, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier


10.20am Record Store Day

To mark Record Store Day Andrew is joined by life-long record collector and chief music critic of The Times Richard Morrison, and retailer Chris O'Reilly to discuss the current habits of the UK's record-buying public. With a virtual wallet containing £50 in their pockets they tell us what they would buy.


Bartok: Works for Violin and Piano Volume 3

BARTOK: Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55; Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano, BB 116, Sz. 111; 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98

Andrew Armstrong (piano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), James Ehnes (violin)



Rachmaninov: Songs

RACHMANINOV: Songs (6) Op. 4; Songs (6) Op. 8; Songs (14) Op. 14; Were you hiccoughing, Natasha?; Songs (12) Op. 21; Songs (15) Op. 26; Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky; Songs (14) Op. 34; 6 Songs Op. 38

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina (sopranos), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Andrei Bondarenko, Rodion Pogossov (baritones), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Iain Burnside (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34127 (3CD mid-price)


Smetana: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'; String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

Pavel Haas Quartet



Vaclav Talich: Special Edition 13

DVORAK: Symphony no.8 in G major, Op.88; Symphony no.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World”

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaclav Talich (conductor)

SUPRAPHON SU-3833-02  (CD)


The Decca Sound – Mono Years (The Birth of High Fidelity) - Vinyl Edition

ALBENIZ: Iberia, books 1-4 (complete)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 'Pastoral'

BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes Op. 33; The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34

LALO: Namouna - Ballet Suites 1 & 2

RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19


TURINA: Danzas fantasticas Op. 22

Ataulfo Argenta (piano), Erich Kleiber (conductor), Eduard van Beinum (conductor), Jean Martinon (conductor), Zara Nelsova (cello), Ernst Ansermet

DECCA 4788027 (6Vinyl)


Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

BRITTEN: Suite on English Folk Tunes 'A Time there was' Op. 90

MACMILLAN: One for chamber orchestra; Oboe Concerto

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Oboe Concerto in A minor

Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais), James MacMillan (conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), conductor), Britten Sinfonia



J.S. Bach: The Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas — Volume 1

BACH: Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV1002


HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

SONY 88875021332 (3CD budget)


Entre elle et lui: Natalie Dessay Sings Michel Legrand

LEGRAND: Chanson de Delphine (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Le Cinema; Chanson de Delphine a Lancien (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Papa can you hear me? (from Yentl); Recette pour un Cake d'Amour (from the movie Peau d'Ane); La valse des lilas; Les moulins de mon coeur; L'ame soeur a l'hamecon; What are you doing the rest of your life?; Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Le rouge et le noir; Conseil de la Fee Lilas (from the movie Peau d'Ane); Duo de Guy et Genevieve (from the movie Les Parapluies de Cherbourg); La chanson de Louba; La chanson; Paris Violon; The Summer Knows; Mon dernier concert

Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Catherine Michel (harp), Patricia Petibon (soprano)

ERATO 9341452 (CD)


Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias

MOZART: Aer tranquillo (from Il re pastore); Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar… (from Le nozze di Figaro); Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505; Lucio Silla, K135: Overture; Misera, dove son? - Ah! non son' io che parlo! K369; Ach, ich fuhl's (from Die Zauberflote, K620); La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture; Non piu di fiori (from La clemenza di Tito); Temerari!...Come scoglio! (from Cosi fan tutte); In uomini, in soldati (from Cosi fan tutte)

Karina Gauvin (soprano), Benedetto Lupo (piano), Andre Moisan (basset-horn), Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie (conductor)

ATMA ACD22636 (CD)


Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25 - Vinyl Edition

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Martha Argerich (piano), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 4793601 (Vinyl)

11.50am Disc of the Week

In the Midst of Life

BYRD: Circumdederunt me; Audivi Vocem De Caelo a5

GERARDE: Sive vigilem

MUNDY, W: Sive vigilem

PARSONS, R: Libera me, Domine from Responds for the Dead; Peccantem me, quotidie from Responds for the Dead; Credo quod Redemptor

SHEPPARD, J: Media vita

TALLIS: Nunc Dimittis for 5 voices

TAVERNER: Quemadmodum a 6

Contrapunctus, Owen Rees



Mercury Living Presence 3 - Vinyl Edition

BLOCH, E: Concerto Grosso No. 1, for string orchestra & piano; Concerto Grosso No. 2, for string orchestra & string quartet

FRANCK, C: Symphony in D minor

RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals; Vetrate di chiesa

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson (conductor), Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)





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