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Rule Britannia

What shall we do with a wayward Mixtape? Marking the Last Night of the Proms tomorrow and Henry Wood's 'Sea Songs', Beethoven meddles with a popular patriotic tune of the day, and the Swedish Mozart makes an onstage hero of Jolly Jack Tar.

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Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Turkish March (Rondo alla Turca from Piano sonata no.11)

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Stokowski Encores.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Herr, unser Herrscher, SWV 27

    Performer: James Morgan. Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Director: Richard Marlow.
    • Schutz: Psalmen Davids: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.
    • Conifer.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet - selection from suites nos. 1, 2 & 3

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.

    Recorded 14 February 2016 at St David's Hall, Cardiff

  • Chilly Gonzales

    Present Tense

    Performer: Chilly Gonzales.
  • Grace Cloutier

    Hymn to the Dawn (Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 23 No 3)

    • Hymn to the Dawn.
    • Delos.
    • 1.
  • Frederick Delius

    String Quartet in E minor, 2nd movt : Quickly and lightly

    Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
    • Naxos.
  • Michel Lambert

    Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Anne Sofie von Otter: Ombre de mon Amant.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Five Variations on 'Rule Britannia', WoO 79

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Beethoven: Piano Variations: Olli Mustonen.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Three Shanties for wind quartet (No 1)

    Ensemble: East Winds.
    • Arnold: Wind Chamber Music: East Winds.
    • Naxos.
    • 28.

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