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Wednesday – Along the Severn with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from the Severn Ham in Tewkesbury as he continues his week-long journey along the River Severn. Email

Join Petroc Trelawny live from the Severn Ham in Tewkesbury 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.

20 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Ensemble: LSO String Ensemble. Director: Roman Simovic.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Sancte Deus

    Choir: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sheep may safely graze (Cantata BWV.208)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestrator: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'

    Performer: Istvan Ella. Orchestra: Corelli Chamber Orchestra.
    • Organ Concertos.
    • Capriccio.
    • 20-23.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Summer shimmers (Scenes from the poet's dreams)

    Performer: Gary Graffman. Ensemble: Lark Quartet.
    • Jennifer Higdon: An Exaltation of Larks.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 3.
  • Michael Flanders

    Slow Train

    Composer: Donald Swann. Singer: Michael Flanders. Performer: Donald Swann.
    • The Complete Flanders and Swann: At The Drop Of Another Hat.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • EMI.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Silver Swan

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • English and Italian Renaissance Madrigals.
    • Virgin.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 ' The Lark' (3rd and 4th mvts)

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Cavi-music.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Bells across the Meadows

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Liz Johnson

    Agnus Dei (The Severn Ham, 15 May 2019)

    Choir: Severn Voices. Director: William Coleman.
  • Hubert Lumby

    It was a lover (Four Shakespeare Songs)

    Choir: Severn Voices. Director: William Coleman.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major, HWV 349, 'Water Music' (Alla hornpipe)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Handel: Water Music: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 17.
  • Ian Venables

    Elgar's Music (The Song of the Severn, Op.43)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet. Performer: Graham J Lloyd.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 3.
  • Julius Harrison

    Bredon Hill - rhapsody

    Performer: Lorraine McAslan. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • LYRITA.
    • 6.
  • Alec Roth

    The Flower

    Choir: Severn Voices. Director: William Coleman.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle, D 550

    Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Performer: Steven Lubin.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet, 7 Lieder; Lubin, Ainsley, AAMCE.
    • Oiseau Lyre.
    • 6.
  • Gerald Finzi

    A Severn Rhapsody, Op.3

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit - The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Up a Lazy River

    Performer: Count Basie. Ensemble: The Mills Brothers.
    • MCA.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of youth - suite no. 2 (Op.1b), Fountain Dance

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • The Wand Of Youth Suites etc..
    • Halle.
    • 11.
  • Louis Vierne

    Toccata (Fantasy Pieces suite no.2, Op.53)

    Performer: Carleton Etherington.


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