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Museum of the Year

Celebrating the six nominees for Museum of the Year, the BBC Concert Orchestra plays music inspired by a tsetse fly, a marble glove, a clay poppy and a walrus skull.

A special concert celebrating the six nominees for this year's Museum of the Year. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nick Davies, will play music inspired by unique objects from each of the museums collections. Among them, a tsetse fly sent back from the Zambesi by Dr Livingstone; a walrus skull that inspired Lewis Carroll to write 'The Walrus and the Carpenter'; one of the clay poppies from the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'; and a tambourine signed by soldiers of the first World War who convalesced at the Georgian country house, Dunham Massey....
Among the pieces of music:- John Addison's theme for the Douglas Bader film 'Reach for the Sky'; Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance No 4'; Strauss' 'Voices of Spring'; Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on Greensleeves'; Henry Walton's 'Crown Imperial'; and Jerry Goldsmith's stirring score for 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Sep 2015 20:00

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    OLYMPIC FANFARE AND THEME

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Reach for The Sky

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    CALLING ALL WORKERS

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Voices of Spring

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    2nd Movement Violin Concerto in D Major

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Jurassic Park Theme

    Conductor: Nick Davies.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    MARCH POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE NO 4

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Prelude Act 3 - Lohengrin

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    World War I Medley

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Sospiri Op 70

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Star Trek (Theme from the Motion Picture)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Pulcinella: Overture

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    CROWN IMPERIAL

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Nick Davies

    Parade Of The Nobles

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Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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