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Remembering the Somme

Live from St Paul's, Knightsbridge, a concert to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Music by Howells, Reger, Browne, Skinner, Cras, Gurney and Parry.

Remembering the Somme: on the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, Ian Skelly introduces a concert given by the BBC Singers conducted by Paul Brough, live from St Paul's, Knightsbridge, followed by a performance of Bliss's commemorative choral work Morning Heroes.

2pm LIVE
Howells: Requiem
Reger: Schweigen, Op.39 No.1
Browne: God is Our Strength and Song
Skinner: Before Action
Holst: Nunc Dimittis
Cras: Mass in D minor - Agnus Dei
Gurney: Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty
Parry: Songs of Farewell - No.4: There is an Old Belief
Bednall: Three Songs of Remembrance

BBC Singers
Paul Brough, conductor

c.3.10pm
Katie Derham introduces the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Bliss and Vaughan Williams. Arthur Bliss fought in the Battle of the Somme and composed Morning Heroes in memory of his brother who died in the fighting.

Bliss: Morning Heroes
Samuel West (orator)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)

c.4.05
Vaughan Williams: Three Nocturnes (completed by Anthony Payne)
Roderick Williams, baritone
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2016 14:00

Music Played

  • Herbert Howells

    Requiem

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough. Performer: Ian Skelly.
  • Max Reger

    Schweigen

  • William Denis Browne

    God Is Our Strength And Song

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough. Performer: Ian Skelly.
  • Colin Skinner

    Before Action

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough. Performer: Ian Skelly.
  • Gustav Holst

    Nunc Dimitis

  • Jean Cras

    Mass In D Minor (Agnus Dei)

  • Ivor Gurney

    Since I Believe In God

  • Hubert Parry

    There Is An Old Belief

    Performer: Truro Cathedral Choir.
  • David Bednall

    Three Songs Of Remembrance

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Paul Brough. Performer: Ian Skelly.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Morning Heroes

    Narrator: Samuel West. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    3 Nocturnes for baritone and orchestra, compl. Anthony Payne

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise - song-cycle (D.911), no.5; Der Lindenbaum

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Florian Boesch.
    • Schubert: Winterreise: Boesch/Martineau.
    • Onyx.
    • 5.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Singers

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