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Semi-Final 1, 2017

Episode 10 of 13

Paul Gambaccini asking the questions as three heat winners compete for a place in the 2017 final.

Paul Gambaccini asks the questions in the first of this year's semi-finals. Competitors who won their respective heats now play off for a place in the 2017 Final. To get there they'll have to show a strong command of a range of musical topics, from Beatles cover versions to British baritones - and as always there are plenty of musical extracts to identify, both familiar and surprising.
Today's semi-finalists are from Oxfordshire, Kent and Merseyside.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Semi-Final One

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Stephen Foster

    Beautiful dreamer, arr. Colin Matthews for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Marilyn Horne.
    • DECCA.
    • 417 242--2.
  • Del Shannon

    From Me To You

    • CMEDD-647.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Un di Felice, Eterea (La Traviata)

    Performer: Joan Sutherland. Performer: Luciano Pavarotti. Performer: Richard Bonynge. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 400 058-2.
  • Johnny Cash

    Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart

    • 4952-442.
  • J Koenig

    Post Horn Gallop

    Performer: Band Of The Blues and Royals.
    • Hallmark.
    • 303282.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Three Little Birds

    • TUFF GONG.
    • TGLCD-6.
  • Villains in Musicals

  • Richard M. Sherman

    Trust In Me

    Composer: Robert B. Sherman. Performer: Sterling Holloway.
    • Walt Disney Records.
    • 60907 2.
  • Tim Minchin

    The Smell of Rebellion

    Performer: Bertie Carvel.
    • Royal Shakespeare Company.
    • B005PM65NO.
  • Company

    King Herod's Song

    • 533 736-2.
  • Music & Children's TV

  • BBC Radiophonic Workshop

    Doctor Who

    Music Arranger: Murray Gold.
    • BBC.
    • WMSF-6020-2.
  • Gian Piero Reverberi

    Robinson Crusoe - Opening Titles

    Composer: Robert Mellin.
    • FILMCD-705.
  • Ashworth Hope

    Blue Peter

    Performer: Mike Oldfield.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDMOC-1/A&B.
  • Musical Centenaries in 2017

  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    Livery Stable Blues

    • RCA.
    • JAZZ ND-90026/B.
  • Dame Vera Lynn & Russell Watson

    White Cliffs of Dover

    • Sony.
    • 88691991682.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Get Ready

    • REPRISE.
    • 936247-8752.

Today's semi-finalists

GLENN ARCHIBALD, a college administrator from Witney in Oxfordshire

MARK GRANT, an accountant from Bromley in Kent

TONY QUINN, a retired broadcast systems engineer from Liverpool.


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