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Heat 2, 2017

Episode 2 of 13

Paul Gambaccini hosts the wide ranging music quiz and is joined in this edition by competitors from London, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire.

Who played the drums on the Marvelettes' recording of Please Mr Postman? And on which occasion would you routinely hear the prelude to Marc Antoine Charpentier's 17th century Te Deum?

The competitors in today's heat of the wide-ranging music quiz will be expected to know the answers to these and many other questions, as Paul Gambaccini welcomes them to the Radio Theatre in London. They'll also have to use their judgement in choosing a set of specialist questions, from a list of categories of which they've had no warning.

Today's winner will go through to the semi-finals in September.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi D'arte (From Tosca)

    Performer: Leontyne Price.
    • Decca.
    • 440-402-2.
  • Paul Mauriat

    Love Is Blue

    • Universal Music.
    • 73138-35998-2.
  • Jerome Kern

    Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II. Performer: Shirley Bassey.
    • VSOP CD-145.
  • London Festival Orchestra & Chorus

    Hava Nagila

    Conductor: Stanley Black.
    • London.
    • 820-3532.
  • Bach

    All is Fulfilled

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Performer: Kathleen Ferrier. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 414623-2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.45 in F Sharp minor

    Conductor: Hermann Scherchen. Performer: Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 471-2562.
  • Moscow & Music

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Khovanshchina - Prelude

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 417 723-2.
  • Michael Jackson

    Stranger In Moscow

    • Epic.
    • 663787 2.
  • A Fairground Attraction

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Heaven By The Sea Love Never Dies

    Composer: Glenn Slater.
    • Polydor.
    • 27247-93.
  • Anton Karas

    The Third Man Theme

    • Unknown.
    • Unknown.
  • The English Choral Tradition

  • William Byrd

    Ave Verum Corpus

    Conductor: Sir David Willcocks. Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
    • EMI Classics For Pleasure.
    • CD-CFP 4481.
  • Felix Mendelssohn


    Performer: Paul Daniel. Performer: Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • DECCA.
    • 456-688-2.

Today's competitors

GLENN ARCHIBALD, a college administrator from Witney in Oxfordshire
IAN CLARK, a retired music librarian from Leytonstone in East London
ISABELLE HEWARD, a voluntary worker from Alkborough in North Lincolnshire.


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