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John Wilson conducts The BBC Philharmonic, live from MediaCity, in Vaughan Williams. Plus, the BBC Singers in a concert on the Cutty Sark featuring pieces by Elgar and Byrd.

Tom McKinney presents a live concert from MediaCityUK, in which John Wilson conducts the BBC Philharmonic in two pieces by Vaughan Williams. They begin with his folksong-inspired tone poem In the Fen Country and move on to his often violent-sounding Sixth Symphony, written in the years immediately after the Second World War.

Following that, we join the BBC Singers and conductor Sofi Jeannin for a concert featuring choral arrangements of some orchestral favourites under the splendour of historic sailing ship Cutty Sark. There's music by Elgar, Grainger, Barber and Byrd, among others

There's also another visit to the 66th International Rostrum of Composers in Argentina, with an orchestral piece written by the young Slovenian composer Petra Strahovnik in 2018.

The programme ends with another violin concerto from the instrument of Jack Liebeck - this time, Brahms's - with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2pm
Ralph Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor

BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson, conductor

3.00pm
Edward Elgar: Lux Aeterna
William Walton (arr. Bob Chilcott): Touch her soft lips, and part
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers' Carol
Sven-David Sandström: Hear my prayer
Jan Sandström: Det är en ros utsprungen
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Roderick Williams: Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined
Douglas Guest: (They shall grow not old)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Paul Drayton): The Lark Ascending

Elodie Chousmer-Howells, violin
The BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

3.50pm
Petra Strahovnik: Prana
RTV Symphony Orchestra, Ljubljana
Rossen Milanov, conductor

4.00pm
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Jack Liebeck, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay, conductor

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Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Lux Aeterna, Arr. Cameron For Chorus [from 'Nimrod' Of 'Enigma' Variations]

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • William Walton

    Touch Her Soft Lips And Part (From "Henry V"), Arr. Bob Chilcott For Chorus

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Samuel Barber

    Agnus Dei For Chorus [& Kb Ad Lib], Arr. From Adagio Of Quartet For Strings

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Percy Grainger

    Irish Tune From County Derry Vers. For Chorus Unacc.

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol Vers. Chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear My Prayer, O Lord (Z.15), Arr. Sandstrom For Chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Jan Sandström

    Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen (There Is A Rose In Bloom)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • William Byrd

    Ave Verum Corpus For 4 Voices [gradualia Vol.1, 1605]

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Roderick Williams

    Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined For Chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending For Violin And Orchestra

    Music Arranger: Paul Drayton. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Petra Strahovnik

    Prana

    Orchestra: RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rossen Milanov.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sheep may safely graze

    Music Arranger: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Chandos.

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