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Celebrating the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers

A programme of Advent works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Arnold Bax given by the BBC Singers, followed by Wiren, Shostakovich, Copland and Prokofiev from the BBC Symphony Orchestra

An Advent concert of seasonal British choral works by Arnold Bax and Cheryl Frances-Hoad recorded in November. Glowing with textural interest and intensity, as though lit from within, Frances-Hoad’s choral writing looks to the musical past for music that is very much of the present. Her carols and motets take us from festive rejoicing, in the exuberant Gaude et Laetare, to rapt wonder in There is no Rose. Bax – Master of the King’s Music under George VI – also draws on the carol’s medieval origins in his graceful I Sing of A Maiden and This Worldes Joie

Followed by a concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour last year in Spain: three twentieth century masterpieces from either side of the Iron Curtain conducted by Sakari Oramo

Presented by Penny Gore

2.00pm
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Gaude et Laetare
Arnold Bax: I Sing Of A Maiden
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: This time a child is born
Arnold Bax: This Worldes Joie
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: From the Beginning of the World; Floodlight, Starlight
Arnold Bax: Five Greek Folk Songs
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: There is no Rose
BBC Singers
Ben Palmer (Conductor)

2.45pm
Finzi: Nocturne
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (Conductor)

2.55pm
As part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love

3.00pm
Wiren: Symphony no.3
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rumon Gamba(Conductor)

3.30pm
Shostakovich: Symphony No 9
Copland: Concerto for clarinet, strings, harp and piano
Prokofiev: Symphony no.6
Martin Fröst (Clarinet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (Conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Gaude et Laetare

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Arnold Bax

    I Sing Of A Maiden

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    This Time is Born a Child

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Arnold Bax

    This Worldes Joie

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    From the Beginning of the World

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Floodlight, Starlight

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Arnold Bax

    Five Greek Folk Songs

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    There is no rose

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Nocturne [ New Year Music]

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Dag Wirén

    Symphony No. 3 Op.20

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No.9 in E-flat major, Op. 70

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Aaron Copland

    Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, Harp and Piano

    Performer: Martin Frost. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.6 in E Flat Minor Op.111

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.

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