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Paddington Bear's Musical Adventures

Two fun-filled stories written by Michael Bond - Paddington's First Concert and Paddington at St. Paul's – read by Simon Russell Beale with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Two fun-filled stories for all the family written by Michael Bond - Paddington's First Concert and Paddington at St. Paul's – read by Simon Russell Beale with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded at Milton Court Concert Hall, London, on 7 October 2018.

Herbert CHAPPELL: Paddington Bear's First Concert

Paddington at St Paul’s featuring:
BRITTEN: Cakes and Ale from Suite on English Folk Tunes
RAVEL: Le jardin féerique from Ma mère l'oye
RUDERS: Whispering from Four Dances in One Movement
RAVEL: Petit Poucet from Ma mère l'oye
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Flight of the Bumble Bee
TCHAIKOVSKY: Preghiera from Suite No. 4 Op. 61 "Mozartiana"
ARNOLD: Allegro Vivace from Serenade for Small Orchestra

Simon Russell Beale (narrator)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ben Palmer (conductor)

Paddington’s First Concert sees the marmalade-loving Peruvian bear making his conducting debut - at the Royal Albert Hall. And in Paddington at St Paul’s he is surprised to find himself a member of the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Paddington's First Concert was written by © Michael Bond 1973 and is published by Chester Music. Paddington at St Paul’s was written by © Michael Bond 2018 and is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. Illustrations © R. W. Alley 2018.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2018 15:45

Music Played

  • Herbert Chappell

    Paddington Bear's First Concert

    Narrator: Simon Russell Beale. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Suite on English Folk Tunes - Cakes and Ale

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le jardin feerique from Ma mere l'oye

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Poul Ruders

    Four Dances in One Movement - 1 Whispering

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Petit Poucet from Ma mere l'oye

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No.4 Op.61 'Mozartiana' Preghiera

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Serenade for Small Orchestra - III Allegro Vivace

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Groove of the Sugar Plum Fairy

    Music Arranger: Classical Jazz Quartet.
  • John Merrick

    The Bee Carol (Winning entry 2018 BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.

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