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Sunrise Sound Walk: The Wash

In the depths of winter, Horatio Clare welcomes a Lincolnshire dawn across The Wash.

In the cold depths of the year, Horatio Clare watches night retreat and day break at Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire. As the sun rises in the east across the mingling of land and sea on the northern most tip of The Wash - that great bite out of the east coast of Britain - the stark, remote, unspoilt beauty of the mudflats and saltmarsh is brought to life. From the glimmer of first light to the great golden flare of the risen sun, this moment of serene natural drama reveals the vast skies and shimmering waters of one of the UK’s great wildernesses.

The second of two programmes walking the North Sea coast. As the rising winter sun brings warmth and light to the coast in the middle of winter, Horatio takes delight in the minute detail of the plants, the wildlife, the sounds and wide East Coast vistas he experiences on the walks. Suffused with music reflecting the feel and mood of the coastline, he captures the ever changing light and shifting seas and sands of these liminal places.

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Boxing Day 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

    Orchestra: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • ERATO.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No.4

    Performer: Sarah Rothenberg.
    • ECM.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres

    Ensemble: Chilingirian Quartet.
    • Erato.
  • Georg Hólm

    Fljótavík

    Composer: Jón þór Birgisson. Composer: Kjartan Sveinsson. Composer: Orri Páll Dýrason. Ensemble: 12 Ensemble.
    • Sancho Panza Records.
  • John Cage

    In a landscape

    Performer: Sarah Rothenberg.
    • ECM.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Minim

    Composer: Dustin O’Halloran. Performer: Elissa Lee. Performer: Anna Müller.
    • Masterworks.
  • John Taverner

    O Wilhelme, pastor bone

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • HELIOS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Gershwin, Ravel: Piano Concertos: Grimaud, Zinman.
    • Erato.
    • 5.
  • Frederick Delius

    Brigg Fair

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • English Rhapsody: Butterworth; Delius; Grainger.
    • Halle.
    • 7-11.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
    • Vaughan williams: Symphonies nos. 4 & 5: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.

Broadcast

  • Boxing Day 2020 15:00

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