Main: British Classical Composers

Today we present a pro­gramme of clas­si­cal, light clas­si­cal and film music by British com­posers, both well-known and too often for­got­ten. This time we fea­ture the music of Sir Arthur Bliss, Mas­ter of the Queen’s Music from 1953, includ­ing the sel­dom-heard Orig­i­nal Sound­track record­ing of his music for the clas­sic British sci­ence fic­tion film, Things To Come. The pro­gramme also includes an orig­i­nal BBC mono record­ing of Blis­s’s Beat­i­tudes, writ­ten in 1961 for the con­se­cra­tion of Coven­try Cathe­dral but sad­ly over­shad­owed by Brit­ten’s Requiem, com­mis­sioned for the same event.

The pro­gramme includes some oth­er gems, such as Par­ry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, which is heard far too sel­dom out­side the con­text of roy­al events; and recent music by Christo­pher Gun­ning and Richard Har­vey, along with pieces by Addin­sell, Alwyn, Wal­ton, Elgar, Han­del and many more.

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. 

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