Water Music

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 .

This pro­gramme is also avail­able in enhanced-qual­i­ty AAC. Tune in here: http://64.237.34.50:9000/stream (note new URL)

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