With Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance Marches in mind, today we bring you a collection of music often with regal and ceremonial connections, largely (though not entirely) with a British flavour.
We’ll take you on a celebration of impressive and stately music from the likes of Elgar, Holst, Bliss, Parry (listen out for the marvellous Blest Pair of Sirens), Boyce, Handel, Arne and a little 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. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .
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