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Petroc Trelawny - National Poetry Day

A special live broadcast for National Poetry Day from the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, which is currently hosting a Philip Larkin exhibition. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Sinfonia (Arrival of the Queen of Sheba), from Solomon

    Music Arranger: Thomas Beecham. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Solomon - Love in Bath.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 16.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Glow-Worms, from The Insect World

    Choir: New London Children's Choir. Performer: Alexander Wells. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Pigs Could Fly: Songs for Children's Choir.
    • Naxos.
    • 27.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Autumn, from the Ballet of the Four Seasons (I vespri siciliani)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music Vol. 3.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins, strings and continuo in D minor, BWV1043

    Performer: David Oistrakh. Performer: Igor Oistrakh. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Eugene Goossens.
    • DG.
  • Anthony Hedges

    Humber Keel Hornpipe (Scenes from the Humber)

    Orchestra: RTÉ Sinfonietta. Conductor: Anthony Hedges.
    • Hedges: British Light Music: RTE Sinfonietta/Hedges.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    Pavanas

    Performer: Joshua Wilkinson.
    • Live performance.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    La miñona de Cataluña

    Performer: Joshua Wilkinson.
    • Live performance.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Chandos.
  • "For Sidney Bechet" by Philip Larkin, read by Vicky Foster.

  • Sidney Bechet

    Blue Horizon

    Ensemble: Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers.
    • Larkin's Jazz.
    • Proper.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Le Nozze Di Figaro.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • William Baines

    Tides; No.1 The Lone Wreck

    Performer: Eric Parkin.
    • Lyrita.
  • Bruce Montgomery

    Carry On Theme

    Music Arranger: Eric Rogers. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • ASV.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    'Si, mi chiamano Mimì' (La Bohème)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Antonino Votto.
    • Opera, Arias, Duets.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • "Hiraeth, Old Bombay", written and read by Imtiaz Dharker.

  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri for violin and piano, Op 70

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Performer: Julian Milford.
    • Elgar: Sospiri - music for violin and piano: Mordkovitch/Milford.
    • Chandos.
  • Thomas Vautor

    Mother I will have a husband

    Ensemble: Purcell Consort of Voices. Director: Grayston Burgess.
    • Lo, Country Sports.
    • BELART.
    • 17.
  • Alfred Hollins

    A Trumpet Minuet

    Performer: Roger Fisher.
    • A Celebration of Organ Music from Hull City Hall.
    • Amphion.
    • 2.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    When a felon's not engaged in his employment, from The Pirates of Penzance

    Singer: Kenneth Sandford. Choir: D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus. Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra of London. Conductor: Isidore Godfrey.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • "The Coloured Bird" written and read by Vicky Foster.

  • Claude Debussy

    Rêverie

    Performer: François‐Joël Thiollier.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.3: Bavouzet.
    • Naxos.
    • 017.
  • John Joubert

    There is No Rose of Such Virtue, Op 14

    Choir: Hull University Chapel Choir. Conductor: Simon Desbruslais.
    • Live performance.
  • William Christopher Handy

    St. Louis Blues

    Ensemble: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.
    • Larkin's Jazz.
    • JSP.
    • 014.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste

    Choir: Hull University Chapel Choir. Conductor: Simon Desbruslais.
    • Live performance.
  • Toby Spence

    The Art of Dancing (Breakfast)

    Performer: Simon Desbruslais. Performer: Clare Hammond. Orchestra: English String Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Six Moments musicaux, D.780 (no.1 in C major)

    Performer: Ethel Leginska.
    • IVORY CLASSICS.
    • 5.
  • "Broadcast" by Philip Larkin, read by Vicky Foster.

  • Josef Strauss

    Die Libelle (The Dragonfly)

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • BBC Proms recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Praise the Lord, from Solomon

    Music Arranger: Thomas Beecham. Choir: Beecham Choral Society. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Solomon - Love in Bath.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.

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