Today we bring you a collection of music often with regal and ceremonial connections, and largely (but not entirely) with a British flavour. Opening with William Walton’s Prelude for Orchestra: Granada, written to open broadcasts from Granada Television “from the
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From the Library: Pomp and Pageant

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by Elrik Merlin on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

Today we bring you a collection of music often with regal and ceremonial connections, and largely (but not entirely) with a British flavour. Opening with William Walton’s Prelude for Orchestra: Granada, written to open broadcasts from Granada Television “from the North” in earlier times, we then take you on a celebration of impressive and stately music from the likes of Elgar, Holst, Bliss, Boyce, Handel, Arne and Rameau. Well, it’s not all regal: you’ll hear, for example, Elgar’s Nursery Suite, conducted by the composer in an historic recording, along with one or two other surprises.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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