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Episode 2

The BBC Symphony Chorus plays music by Harvey, Bingham, Wesley, Dove and Bennett. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Stravinsky, Gregson and Bantock.

Katie Derham continues her week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus. Today's programme begins with a concert given by the BBC Symphony Chorus as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, comprising works by British composers including Harvey, Bingham and Richard Rodney Bennett. Edward Gregson's 70th birthday is celebrated with Stravinsky and Gregson from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's wind, brass and percussion sections. Plus Afternoon on 3's British music season continues with a specially recorded Pagan Symphony by Bantock.

2pm
Jonathan Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost
Judith Bingham: The Darkness is no Darkness
SS Wesley: Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven stars
Richard Rodney Bennett: Never weather-beaten sail
Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden
BBC Symphony Chorus
Stephen Farr (organ)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

c.3pm
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Edward Gregson: Concerto for Piano & Wind (Homages)
Ronan O'Hora (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass & Percussion
Michael Collins (conductor)
(more from this concert on Friday)

c.3.45pm
Bantock: Pagan Symphony
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jonathan Harvey

    Come, Holy Ghost

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Judith Bingham

    The Darkness is no Darkness

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Samuel Sebastian Wesley

    Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace

    Performer: Stephen Farr. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Seek Him that maketh the seven stars

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Never weather-beaten saile

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Judith Bingham

    The Secret Garden

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus. Performer: Stephen Farr. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Judith Weir

    Stars, Night, Music, Light

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Collins.
  • Edward Gregson

    Concerto for Piano and Wind (Homages)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Ronan O’Hora. Performer: Michael Collins.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Mystic Trumpeter

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Susan Gritton. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Granville Bantock

    Pagan Symphony

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Vor der Tur

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ailish Tynan. Singer: Stefan Loges.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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