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With Fiona Talkington. The musical side of dystopia. The BBC Concert Orchestra perform film music and, with saxophonist Trish Clowes, Joe Cutler's new saxophone concerto.

Presented by Fiona Talkington. Today's concert from the BBC Concert Orchestra was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London last December. Joe Cutler's BBC commission Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii, written for saxophonist Trish Clowes and given its first performance here, is inspired by David Mitchell's dystopian novel Cloud Atlas. It is surrounded by music used in dystopian films, illuminated and contextualised by presenter Matthew Sweet. Plus, as part of New Year, New Music, Sean Rafferty introduces a piece of music he loves.

Rossini: Overture The Thieving Magpie
Joe Cutler: Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii - Saxophone Concerto, BBC commission world premiere
Trish Clowes: Abbott & Costello
John Paesano: The Maze Runner Suite
Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451 Suite
Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G 'Prelude'
John Williams: New Beginning
Danny Elfman: Nightmare before Christmas - Orchestral Suite.
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D

Trish Clowes, saxophone
Ross Stanley, Hammond
BBC Concert Orchestra
Ben Palmer, conductor

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Thieving Magpie

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Joe Cutler

    Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii

    Performer: Trish Clowes. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Trish Clowes

    Abbott and Costello

    Performer: Trish Clowes. Performer: Ross Stanley.
  • John Paesano

    Maze Runner Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Farenheit 451 (excerpts)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude - Cello Suite no 1

    Performer: Benjamin Hughes.
  • John Williams

    A New Beginning (Minority Report)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Danny Elfman

    Nightmare before Christmas

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • CIRRUS CLASSICS.
  • John Foulds

    Gipsy Czardas

    Performer: Cynthia Fleming. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Dutton.
  • Ina Boyle

    Symphony No.1 "Glencree" (In the Wicklow Hills)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.

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