Water Music

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 22 November, 2014

It’s pouring with rain here in England, so today’s theme is ‘Water’ and the selections are extraordinarily diverse, from traditional and modern songs of the sea, of ships, and of those who sail in them; to pieces written to evoke rivers and lakes; to items where the water is only imaginary, such as a series of compositions about a voyage to the Moon in a sailing ship, and Karl Jenkins’s Imagined Oceans.

The styles are equally eclectic, ranging from folk to light to classical and New Age music, and there’s even a bit of contemporary popular material.

We hope you will find the programme enjoyable and that it will keep you guessing, not only about what is coming up next, but on occasion what the connection with the central theme actually is: it’s in there somewhere, even if it’s not obvious from title and artist. Spot the tracks from Malcolm Ironton and others from Rick Stein – a Musical Odyssey for example, or Are We To Part Like This from Mary Jane Newman.

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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