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Jess Gillam with Lloyd Coleman

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by composer and clarinettist Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and clarinettist Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Lloyd Coleman - composer, clarinettist and Associate Music Director of the British Paraorchestra. Their musical choices include a Sabre Dance, sounds of the sea from Debussy, a 'modern classic' by Anna Meredith, the glorious finale or Sibelius Symphony no. 5 and Kraftwerk!

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Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite, arr. for saxophone/clarinet & orch.....: Brazileira

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Decca Classics.
  • Lloyd Coleman

    Game On!

    Ensemble: Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra. Conductor: Charles Hazlewood.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Sir Duke

    • Songs in the Key of Life.
    • Motown.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance (Gayane)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Aram Khachaturian.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    De l'aube à midi sur la mer (La mer)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Debussy: La Mer etc.: Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Kraftwerk

    Geigerzähler / Radioaktivität

    • 3-D (Der Katalog).
    • Parlophone.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quatuor pour la fin du temps: V. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Songs From The Arc Of Life.
    • Sony Classical ‎.
  • The Unthanks

    Madam

    • Mount The Air.
    • Rabble Rouser Music.
    • 2.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. Conductor: George Pretre.
    • The Incomparable Callas: Maria Callas.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Anna Meredith

    Nautilus

    Performer: Anna Meredith.
    • Varmints.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.5 in E flat major, Op.82 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • CBS Masterworks.

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