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BBC Music Day

Petroc Trelawny presents a special programme live from Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. He is joined by the BBC Singers for the inaugural BBC Music Day.

Petroc Trelawny presents a special edition of the Breakfast programme from Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. He's joined live by the BBC Singers as Radio 3 joins "Hadrian's Wall of Sound" - a live musical event taking place along the Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend.

BBC Music Day will connect communities and generations with an inspirational celebration of music across the UK. Radio 3 Breakfast is the start of a day of live music-making on Radio 3 involving all of the BBC's performing groups. The day ends with a live gala concert with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at City Halls in Glasgow in a simulcast on Radio 3, 2, Radio Scotland, Asian Network and on red button.

BBC Music Day kicks off with 'Hadrian's Wall of Sound' - a unique, visually spectacular musical relay from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend. Hundreds of musicians from diverse communities along the wall will journey by bicycle, horse, open top vintage bus, motorbike and unicycle, passing a baton from performer to performer. The music will start at daybreak in West Cumbria and finish in North Tyneside - 73 miles and 14 hours later. This ambitious feat will be reflected live on BBC Radio 3 - led by the BBC Singers - and on BBC local radio, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Pini di Roma - symphonic poem: I Pini del Gianicolo

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • Great Orchestral Showpieces, Vol.1.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sun Dance (The Wand of Youth Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • John McEwen

    Spring Tide (Symphony in C sharp minor 'Solway')

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 59: Chorale: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Another Brick in Hadrian’s Wall from King Arthur (film soundtrack)

    Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Nick Glennie‐Smith.
    • 5046746642.
    • Hollywood.
  • Arthur Somervell

    Clarinet Quintet (Intermezzo)

    Performer: Thea King. Ensemble: Aeolian Quartet.
    • Jacob/Somervell: Clarinet Quintets: Thea King, The Aeolian Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Trad.

    Morpeth Rant/North Road/Willie brewed a peck of malt/Hornpipe

    Ensemble: Jack Armstrong's Barnstormer's Band.
    • 7EG 8455.
    • HMV.
  • Robert Schumann

    Träumerei (Kindeszenen, Op 15)

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Honens.
  • George Butterworth

    English Idyll No 1

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle: English Rhapsody.
    • Halle.
    • 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Roman Wall Blues

    Performer: Huw Watkins. Singer: Mary Carewe.
    • NMC.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Draughtsman's contract - music for the film: Chasing sheep is best left to Shepherds

    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band.
    • Michael Nyman - The Draughtsman's Contract.
    • Virgin Records.
    • 1.
  • Grigoras Dinicu

    Hora staccato arr Mondvay for cimbalom and ensemble

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Performer: Emilia Kopatchinskaja. Performer: Victor Kopatchinsky. Performer: Martin Gjakonovski. Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa.
    • Rapsodia.
    • Naive.
    • 18.
  • Frederic Lamond

    Aus dem Schottischen Hochlande, Op 4 [ From the Scottish Highlands]

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Michael Tippett

    4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Linden Lea

    Music Arranger: Sir Arthur Somervell. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Torre Bermeja (12 Piezas Caracteristicas)

    Music Arranger: Ginevra Bruno. Performer: Catrin Finch.
    • The Harpist: Catrin Finch.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Anthony Hedges

    A Cleveland Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • CD WHL 2137.
    • Whilte Line.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto in 4 parts for str and bc (Op.9`10) in F major

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • The Avison Ensemble: Avison: Concerti Grossi, op. 9 & op. 10.
    • Divine Art.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    This sweet and merry month of May

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • William Byrd

    Make we joy

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • John Lanchbery

    Tales of Beatrix Potter (finale)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band: Jupiter, the bringer of jollity

    Music Arranger: Stephen Roberts. Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: James Watson.
    • The Planets.
    • Doyen.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    The oak and the ash

    Music Arranger: Edward Bairstow. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • Trad.

    Bobby Shaftoe

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough.
    • Live performance.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Oblivión

    Performer: Ksenija Sidorova. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
    • Fairy Tales: Ksenija Sidorova.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 17.
  • Traditional English

    The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano

    Singer: Kathleen Ferrier. Performer: Phyllis Spurr.
    • Kathleen Ferrier - Vol.8: Blow the Wind Southerly.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Trad.

    Little Wee Winking Thing/Me lad's ower bonnie for the coal trade/Tankard of Ale

    Performer: Corrie Schrijver. Performer: Frank Lee.
    • Live performance.

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