Posts Tagged ‘light music’

Main: A Classical Touch

Today’s pro­gramme focus­es on the “light orches­tral” or “light clas­si­cal” end of the Light Music spec­trum — plus a dash of sea­son­al tunes to intro­duce the hol­i­day sea­son.

The Light Programme

This month in The Light Pro­gramme we’re fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of music that reach­es back to the British dance bands and band­stands of the 1920s and 1930s, wartime film music and much more.

Folk By Arrangement

The theme today is (main­ly) orches­tral arrange­ments of British folk tunes. You’ll hear some old favourites like Vaugh­an Williams’ Eng­lish Folk Song Suite, pieces by Holst and the Fan­ta­sia on Eng­lish Sea Songs, but also less well-known pieces like Philip Lane’s suite of Cotswold Dances and the delight­ful arrange­ments of Play­ford tunes by Ernest Tom­lin­son. Plus some engag­ing light clas­si­cal pieces.

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