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Sounds of Shakespeare

Alyn Shipton presents requests and surprise guests live from Stratford-upon-Avon.

In a live edition of the programme from The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Alyn Shipton presents listeners' requests as well as music from surprise guests - part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Listeners will be joining him from the audience to introduce their requests on air, including music from Cleo Laine's "Shakespeare and All That Jazz" and Duke Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder"

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 23 Apr 2016 16:00

Music Played

  • Wendell Brunious

    Shake It and Break It (Weary Blues)

    Performer: Tom Sancton. Performer: Jez Cook. Performer: Alyn Shipton.
  • Cleo Laine

    It Was A Lover And His Lass

    Performer: Leon Calvert. Performer: Kenny Wheeler. Performer: John Dankworth. Performer: Alan Branscombe. Performer: Vic Ash. Performer: Tony Russell. Performer: Maria Korchinska. Performer: Kenny Napper. Performer: Johnny Butts.
  • Duke Ellington

    Star Crossed Lovers

    Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Willie Cook. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: Jimmy Woode. Performer: Sam Woodyard. Performer: Billy Strayhorn.
  • Ken Johnson

    Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind

    Performer: Dave Wilkins. Performer: Jiver Hutchinson. Performer: Jack Cosker. Performer: Freddie Butt. Performer: Carl Barriteau. Performer: Bertie King. Performer: George Roberts. Performer: Baba Williams. Performer: Yorke De Souza. Performer: Joe Deniz. Performer: Ernie Stevens. Performer: Tommy Wilson. Performer: Al Bowlly. Performer: Henderson Twins.
  • George Lewis

    Lord Lord Lord

    Performer: Kid Howard. Performer: Jim Robinson. Performer: Alton Purnell. Performer: Lawrence Marrero. Performer: Slow Drag Pavageau. Performer: Joe Watkins.
  • Louis Armstrong


    Performer: Duke Ellington. Performer: Barney Bigard. Performer: Trummy Young. Performer: Mort Herbert. Performer: Danny Barcelona.
  • Guillaume de Chassy

    Capulets and Montagues Go Dancing

    Performer: Andy Sheppard. Performer: Christophe Marguet. Performer: Kristin Scott Thomas.
  • Dave O’Higgins

    Let's Face The Music and Dance

    Performer: Robin Aspland. Performer: Jeremy Brown. Performer: Sebastiaan de Krom.
  • Colin Towns

    Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Performer: George Hogg. Performer: Graham Russell. Performer: Henry Lowther. Performer: Rory Simmons. Performer: Barnaby Dickenson. Performer: Tom White. Performer: Harry Brown. Performer: Roger Williams. Performer: Peter King. Performer: Simon Allen. Performer: Tim Garland. Performer: Alan Skidmore. Performer: Nigel Hitchcock. Performer: Julian Siegel. Performer: Andrew McCormack. Performer: Colin Towns. Performer: Arnd Geise. Performer: Chris Montague. Performer: Stephan Maass. Performer: Ralph Salmins.
  • Ian Carr

    Come Unto These Yellow Sands

    Performer: John Taylor.
  • Chris Barber

    Ah Me What Eyes Hath Love Put In My Head

    Performer: Ottilie Patterson. Performer: Pat Halcox. Performer: Chris Barber. Performer: Ian Wheeler. Performer: Johnny Parker. Performer: Eddie Smith. Performer: Dick Smith. Performer: Graham Burbidge.
  • Wendell Brunious

    Just a Little While to Stay Here

    Performer: Tom Sancton. Performer: Jez Cook. Performer: Alyn Shipton.


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