Pastorale

in Daily Programme, Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main, ZBS Radio Hour

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 19 March, 2016

Pastorale

Today — with Spring well under way in the Northern Hemisphere —  on Radio Riel’s Main Stream, we present a programme of music evoking the countryside and rural life.

Mainly, but not exclusively, classical and light classical in nature, we’ll hear music like Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and the beautiful but lesser known Symphony No 3 from Vaughan Williams. There’s The Lark Ascending and many other beautiful relaxing classics, and some tuneful light classics like Ketelbey’s In A Lover’s Garden Suite and Paul Reade’s Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite. You’ll also hear a number of orchestral arrangements of (mainly English) folk tunes by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Tomlinson and others.

In addition, you’ll hear some relaxing ‘smooth jazz’ and New Age pieces, again with a rural air.

The ZBS Radio Hour

Then join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific Daylight Time — which corresponds to 18:00 or 02:00 GMT until the end of the month — for the latest installments of our exciting radio serial from ZBS Foundation. Tune in for Episodes 9 and 10 of the classic radio serial, the Fourth Tower of Inverness, as we remember the late Robert Lorick who played Jack Flanders in 4th Tower, and recently passed away.


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. You can also listen via TuneIn.

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