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Thursday – Along the Severn with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Purton Hulks, Gloucestershire, as he continues his week-long journey along the River Severn. Email

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Purton Hulks, Gloucestershire, on the River Severn, with local musicians and guests exploring the cultural heritage of the river as it continues its journey to the sea, including Sounds of the River, a slow radio moment. Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, immerse yourself in this river setting with Radio 3 Breakfast.


This spring, join us on Radio 3 as we explore the enchantment, escape and cultural heritage of the UK’s longest river, with slow radio moments featuring the sounds of the river, allowing time out from today's often frenetic world.

25 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst The Planets - Vladimir Jurowski Conductor.
    • LPO.
  • Trad.

    Just as the tide was flowing

    Singer: Shirley Collins. Performer: Dolly Collins.
    • Classics by Shirley Collins, vol 2.
    • La Vintacion Record.
    • 5.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Full tide (Practical Guide, bk.1)

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz.
    • Villa-Lobos: Piano music: Cristina Ortiz.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Herbert Howells

    String Quartet No.3 "In Gloucestershire" (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Dante Quartet.
    • Howells: Chamber Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 104.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mein Wandel auf der Welt; Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch (Cantata no.56)

    Singer: Thomas Quasthoff. Ensemble: Berlin Baroque. Conductor: Rainer Kussmaul.
    • Deutsche Grammophone.
  • Trad.

    Deep River

    Music Arranger: Henry Thacker Burleigh. Music Arranger: Ernest Irving. Singer: Paul Robeson.
    • The Cedar Series: The Glorious Voice Of.. Paul Robeson.
    • EMI.
    • 24.
  • John McEwen

    Spring Tide (Symphony in C sharp minor 'Solway')

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell.
    • Chandos.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'incoronazione di Poppea (Pur ti miro)

    Singer: Vicki Field. Performer: Sebastian Field. Performer: James Watson.
    • Live performance.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ondine (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Hubert Parry

    Never weather beaten sail (Songs of Farewell)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Songs of Farewell.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 503.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Naive.
  • John Dowland

    Flow my tears

    Performer: Vicki Field. Performer: James Watson.
    • Live performance.
  • John Dowland

    Come again, sweet love doth now invite

    Performer: Sebastian Field. Performer: James Watson.
    • Live performance.
  • Roger Goula

    Articled Clerk (A Sleepwalk On The Severn)

    Author: Alice Oswald. Narrator: Sam Dale. Performer: Rowland Sutherland. Ensemble: Raven String Quartet.
    • BBC Archive Recording.
  • Henry Mancini

    Moon River

    Performer: Liberace.
    • 16 Original World Hits: Golden Instrumentals.
    • MCA.
    • 11.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Western Sailors

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Susie Allen.
    • Severn & Somme: Songs by Gurney, Howells, Sanders, Wilson, Venables.
    • Somm.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) in C Major, TWV.55:C3 (extracts)

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Director: Georg Kallweit.
    • Blockfloten-Werke.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 17-21.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    'Sanctify Us By Thy Goodness (Cantata no.22, BWV.22)

    Music Arranger: Harriet Cohen. Performer: Harriet Cohen.
    • Naxos.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Eternal Father Strong To Save (Noye's Fludde)

    Choir: Finchley Childrens Music Group. Conductor: Nicholas Wilks.
    • 9.
  • Trad.

    Unst Boat Song

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • ECM.
  • John Jeffreys

    The Little Milkmaid

    Singer: Ian Partridge. Performer: Jennifer Partridge.
    • Who is at my window?.
    • 19.
  • Lennox Berkeley

    Sextet, Op.37 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Lennox Berkeley: A Centenary Tribute: The Nash Ensemble.
    • HELIOS.
  • Howard Skempton

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
    • NMC Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Bob Dylan

    When The Ship Comes In

    Performer: Bob Dylan.
    • The Times They Are A-Changin'.
    • 8.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    L'Ondine, Op 101

    Performer: Peter Jacobs.
    • Chaminade: Piano Music - 1, Peter Jacobs.
    • Helios.
    • 6.
  • John Sanders

    Evening on the Severn (Gloucestershire Visions)

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Her Song.
    • Dutton Epoch.
    • 013.


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