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Prom 11 repeat: 1969 - The Sound of a Summer

Another chance to hear Prom 11: the BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle and the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble in a programme inspired by the year 1969.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell, with singers Vanessa Haynes and Tony Momrelle, and the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble.

Presented by Lemn Sissay at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Joni Mitchell: Woodstock
Walton: Battle of Britain Suite
Bacharach/David: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Fred Neil: Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me
John Barry: Midnight Cowboy
John Barry: Ski Chase from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Lennon/McCartney: Get Back
George Harrison: Something
George Harrison: Here Comes The Sun

Interval: Proms Plus
Poets Jacob Polley and Rachael Allen read their poetry and respond to themes in the music of tonight’s concert. If the summer of 1969 was a time of hedonism and optimistic exploration of space does that echo down the decades? Hosted by New Generation Thinker and author Preti Taneja. Produced by Zahid Warley.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (1st movt)
Legrand: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Quincy Jones: On Days Like This
Will Gregory: Journey to the Sky
Whitfield/Strong: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Bacharach/David: I Say A Little Prayer

Vanessa Haynes and Tony Momrelle (singers)
Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Bell (conductor)

Woodstock, the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, the ongoing Vietnam War, The Beatles’ final album (Abbey Road) – 1969 was a pivotal year.

This Prom explores the film and popular music of 1969 to revive the soundtrack of a special summer.

The BBC Concert Orchestra under Stephen Bell presents a typically wide-angled view, taking in music inspired by the era-defining Woodstock festival, excerpts from the films Battle of Britain, The Italian Job, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Midnight Cowboy, and ‘Here Comes the Sun’ from The Beatles’ final album Abbey Road.

As the USA’s victory in the space race inspired new music to match the emerging digital era, the Moog synthesizer broke into the mainstream with the album Switched-on Bach. A concert evoking the end of the Swinging Sixties, with a cross-generational appeal that offers both a sunburst of nostalgia and iconic revivals.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Joni Mitchell

    Woodstock

    Singer: Vanessa Haynes.
  • William Walton

    Battle of Britain Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Burt Bacharach

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    Singer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Fred Neil

    Everybody's Talkin' At Me

    Singer: Tony Momrelle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • John Barry

    Midnight Cowboy

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • John Barry

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ski Chase

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Paul McCartney

    Get Back

    Singer: Tony Momrelle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • George Harrison

    Something

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • George Harrison

    Here Comes The Sun

    Performer: Tony Momrelle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - 1st movement

    Ensemble: Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Michel Legrand

    What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

    Singer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Quincy Jones

    On Days Like These

    Singer: Tony Momrelle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Will Gregory

    Journeys Into The Sky

    Ensemble: Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Norman Whitfield

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Singer: Tony Momrelle. Singer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Burt Bacharach

    I Say A Little Prayer

    Singer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • David Bowie

    Space Oddity

    Singer: Vanessa Haynes. Singer: Tony Momrelle. Ensemble: Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Quixote, Op.35

    Performer: János Starker. Performer: Andreas Röhn. Performer: Oskar Lysy. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Schön Rosmarin orch McAlister (Old Viennese Dances)

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Naoko Tanaka.
    • Romances: Gil Shaham/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.

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