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Prom 49: The Lost Words

Live at the BBC Proms. The Southbank Sinfonia and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain under Jessica Cottis perform music inspired by the poetry collection, The Lost Words.

Live at BBC Proms: the Southbank Sinfonia, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and soloists under conductor Jessica Cottis.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

We celebrate the rich musical landscape of nature in a Prom inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words, which revives disappearing words that describe the natural world.

With a brand-new ‘spell’ by the book’s author Robert Macfarlane, and live paintings from Jackie Morris, who created the original artwork, the programme includes the nightingale, quail and cuckoo calls from Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, the Arctic bird cries of Rautavaara’s Cantus arcticus, the carefree flight of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, plus new commissions by Jocelyn Pook and Alissa Firsova.

Interval: Petroc Trelawny talks to some of the talent involved in this event.

Stephanie Childress, violin
Jason Singh, beatboxer
Spell Songs, folk group
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Southbank Sinfonia
Jessica Cottis, conductor

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