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Heat 6, 2016

Episode 6 of 13

The wide-ranging music quiz this week comes from Salford, with Paul Gambaccini in the questionmaster's chair.

Competitors from Worcestershire, Merseyside and North Wales join Paul Gambaccini for another tough contest of musical knowledge. Extracts from Mahler, Verdi and David Bowie are just some of the clips on which they'll be asked questions this week. As always, they'll have to choose a musical topic on which to answer individual specialist questions, without any forewarning of the subject categories. The winner will take another of the places in the semi-finals later this summer.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava [The lover] Op.14, arr. for male chorus & string orch [orig. for unacc male chorus]

    Performer: The King’s Singers.
    • Signum Classics.
    • SIGCD090.
  • David Gilmour

    Arnold Layne (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, 2006) (feat. David Bowie)

    • EMI.
    • CDEM-717.
  • Giuseppe Verdi


    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti. Performer: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra C. Sir Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
    • 433-669-2.
  • Styx


    • POLYDOR.
    • 515-0082.
  • Frank Churchill

    Reminisces of Snow White

    Performer: Earl Wild.
    • Sony Classical.
    • SK 62036.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 7

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 0777 7 54344 2 2.
  • Hollywood Sings

  • Bob Hope & Shirley Ross

    Thanks For The Memory

    • 112-263-2.
  • Diana Ross

    God Bless The Child

    • MOTOWN.
    • ZD-72129.
  • Laurel & Hardy & The Avalon Boys

    The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

    • MESSCD.
    • MESSCD-1.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan

  • D'Oyly Carte Opera & New Symphony Orchestra

    Loudly Let The Trumpet Bray (March of the Peers)

    • LONDON.
    • 414 146-2-147-2.
  • The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

    The Sun Whose Rays

    • Decca.
    • 417 296-2.
  • Philharmonia Orchestra

    Dance from The Grand Duke

    Conductor: Royston Nash.
    • london.
    • 436-813-2.
  • Holst & Vaughan Williams

  • Gustav Holst

    Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDM 7 69045 2.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Hymn of Jesus

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Performer: BBC Chorus & Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 444 549-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The 49th Parallel - Prelude

    Conductor: Rumon Gamba. Performer: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Chandos.
    • CHAN 10529.

Today's competitors

IAN FENNELL,  a software developer from Kidderminster in Worcestershire;

GORDON LEEK, a web developer from Southport on Merseyside;

PETER SANHAM, an IT support worker in education, recently retired, from Wrexham.


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