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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Guy Garvey

With Sarah Walker. Includes My Favourite British String Music; Music in Time: Palestrina's Missa Assumpta est Maria; Edinburgh Festival Chorus in excerpts from Mendelssohn's Elijah.

9am
My favourite... British string music. We'll hear a mixture of favourites including Elgar's Serenade for Strings and the Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams, along with lesser-known works by Charles Avison and Frederick Delius.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

10am
Sarah's special guest, especially for the week of BBC Music Day, is the musician, composer and broadcaster Guy Garvey. He's the front man of rock band Elbow, who have released six studio albums, won the Mercury Music Prize, headlined at Glastonbury and performed a specially written song for the closing of the 2012 Olympics in London. Guy also released a solo album last year, which reached the top three of the album charts. He's won Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting and presents his own programme 'The Finest Hour' on BBC 6 Music. Every day at 10am Guy will be choosing a selection of his favourite classical music including pieces by Puccini, Françaix and Mendelssohn.

10.30am
Music in Time: Renaissance
Sarah examines Renaissance composer Palestrina's Missa Assumpta est Maria, in which strict rules of melodic writing combine with a restricted use of intervals, to create music that was felt at the time to be 'perfect' enough for worship.

11am
In the week of BBC Music Day, a UK-wide celebration of everything we love about music, Sarah features choral societies from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales including the Huddersfield Choral Society, the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Belfast Philharmonic Society Chorus and the Treorchy Male Voice Choir.

Mendelssohn
Elijah - "Oh thou, who makest thine angels... Thanks be to God!
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Paul Daniel (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • John Blow

    A Dance by a Huntsman (Venus and Adonis)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: René Jacobs.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • MY FAVOURITE...BRITISH STRING MUSIC

    • Charles Avison

      Concerto Grosso No.9 in C major

      Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fur Alina; Fur Anna Maria

    Performer: Ralph van Raat.
    • NAXOS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Genoveva: Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • anon.

    Halsing Suite No.2 for lute

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447

    Performer: Anthony Halstead. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Flute Flight

    Performer: Judith Hall. Performer: Tim Walker.
    • Habanera! Judith Hall (flute) & Tim Walker (Guitar).
    • Collins Classics.
    • 12.
  • GUY GARVEY'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Carl Orff

      In Trutina (Carmina Burana)

      Singer: Kate Royal. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
      • EMI.
  • GUY GARVEY'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Edvard Grieg

      II. Adagio (Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16)

      Performer: Earl Wild. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: René Leibowitz.
      • SCRIBENDUM.
  • GUY GARVEY'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Maurice Duruflé

      In Paradisum (Requiem)

      Performer: Marie-Madeline Durufle-Chevalier. Choir: Chorales Philippe Caillard et Stéphane Caillat. Conductor: Maurice Duruflé.
      • ERATO.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: RENAISSANCE

    • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

      Kyrie & Gloria (Missa Assumpta est Maria)

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • CORO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318, 'Alexander's Feast'

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Susan Sheppard. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet Antique

    Performer: Jean‐Philippe Collard.
    • EMI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: BRITISH CHORAL SOCIETIES

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Elijah (end of Part I)

      Singer: Bryn Terfel. Singer: Patricia Bardon. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Singer: Matthew Munro. Choir: Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
      • DECCA.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Rain Tree Sketch II - In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen For Piano

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
    • Hélène Grimaud: Water.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 003.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.103 in E flat major, 'Drumroll'

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Haydn: The London Symphonies: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Patrick Doyle

    Non Nobis Domine (Henry V)

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Temple.
    • SILVA SCREEN.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Mendelssohn
Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Orchestre des Champs-Elysees
Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI

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