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Heat 3, 2018

Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the toughest music quiz of them all, with three competitors from the north of England launching their bids for the 2018 title.

Who wrote the classic tune Lullaby of Birdland? Which composer wrote the score for the recent film McQueen, about the life of the fashion designer Alexander McQueen? And how many of Shakin' Stevens' British number ones could you name?

Paul Gambaccini is in Salford for the third heat of the 2018 tournament. The whole of the classical repertoire, film music, jazz,, musical theatre and 60 years of the pop charts are all represented in the questions facing today's competitors. As always, they'll face general knowledge questions on all aspects of music, before getting a chance to answer specialist questions of their own choice.

Taking part today are:
Julie Cowburn, an administrator from Hyde in Cheshire
Charles Dusting, a retired accountant from Worcester
Rachael Neiman, a record label owner from Manchester.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Music Played

  • Counterpoint Programme Three

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Welles Raises Kane - Theme and Variations

    Conductor: Bernard Herrmann. Performer: CBS Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • ELQ 4803784.
  • Shakin’ Stevens

    This Ole House

    • EPIC.
    • 46699-32.
  • Chet Baker

    I've Never been in Love Before

    • Pacific Jazz.
    • CDP-7929322.
  • Eduardo di Capua

    O Sole Mio

    Performer: Constantine Orbelian. Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Performer: Philharmonia of Russia.
    • Delos.
    • DE 3290.
  • Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland


    • Virgin EMI.
    • 7243 5-82525 2 1.
  • Roxy Music

    More Than This

    • EG.
    • EGCD-50.
  • All Dressed Up

  • Brian Easdale

    The Red Shoes

    Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen.
    • FILMXCD309.
  • Prince

    Pink Cashmere

    • Paisley Records.
    • 9362-45440.
  • KT Tunstall

    Suddenly I See

    • Relentless.
    • RELCDJ-21.
  • Women In Love

  • Jennifer Rush

    The Power Of Love

    • Now.
    • CDEVP-7.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ritorna Vincitor from Aida

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Performer: Coro e Orchestra del teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Performer: Leontyne Price.
    • Decca.
    • 421 860-2.
  • Mitzi Gaynor & Ken Darby Singers

    I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy

    • RCA.
    • ND-83681.
  • Classical One-Hit Wonders

  • Litolff

    Scherzo - Concerto Symphonique No 4

    Conductor: Moshe Atzmon. Performer: Cristina Ortiz. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 414 348-2.
  • Charpentier

    Depuis Le Jour

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu.
    • EMI.
    • 5-561172.
  • Luigini

    Ballet Egyptien - 1st mvt - Allegro Non Troppo

    Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • CDCFP-4637.


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