Today’s extended broadcast has a somewhat European if not Mediterranean feel, including works by Respighi, Delius and others with a southern flavour. However we are also featuring a selection of light orchestral pieces by British and French composers (including some that will evoke memories of early British commercial television) and, of particular interest, three works by British contemporary composers Thomas J and Stuart Mitchell (father and son).
These include the former’s Rosslyn Motet — choral music based on the patterns in the unique Masonic pillars in Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh; music inspired by the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral; and Stuart Mitchell’s stunning orchestral suite, Seven Wonders, which features a movement for each of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Find out more about these remarkable works by visiting Stuart Mitchell’s web site and his MySpace page, where you can also buy the albums.
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