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A landscape of British music

Beginning with Vaughan Williams' pastoral touchstone The Lark Ascending and inspired by the BBC's Our Classical Century, we're flying high above a landscape of British music.

Beginning with Vaughan Williams' pastoral touchstone The Lark Ascending and inspired by the BBC's Our Classical Century, we're flying high above a landscape of British Music, including pieces by Gerald Finzi, William Walton, Gustav Holst, Steve Martland and Thomas Ades.

For more information about the BBC Season Our Classical Century visit bbc.co.uk/ourclassicalcentury

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending for violin & orchestra

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • GBBBC.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Let Us Garlands Bring: v It was a lover and his lass

    Performer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • WARNER.
  • William Lawes

    Consort Suite à 6 No 1 in G minor (Fantasy)

    Performer: Daniel Hyde. Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • William Lawes: Consorts to the organ: Phantasm.
    • Linn.
    • 15.
  • William Walton

    Henry V Suite: 5. Agincourt Song

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: William Walton.
    • EMI.
  • Steve Martland

    Poor Roger

    Performer: Evelyn Glennie. Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Street Songs.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite No 1 for military band - March

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • British Wind Band Classics.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Silver Swan

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • English and Italian Renaissance Madrigals.
    • Virgin.
    • 12.
  • Thomas Adès

    Asyla (3rd mvt, 'Ecstasio')

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vasily Sinaisky.
    • GBBBC.

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