Prom 25: Tuesday 2nd August at 10.15 p.m. (Percy Grainger)
Presented by Charles Hazlewood
A Late Night Prom celebrating anniversary composer Percy Grainger. Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell leads the way into the musical world of a composer she finds 'quirky and outrageous and very unconventional', concentrating on Grainger's fascinating and varied responses to folk music.
Trad: Green Bushes
Grainger: Green Bushes
Early One Morning, Tulluchgorum and Music for a New Crossing (medley)
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Shepherd's Hey (medley)
Grainger: Early One Morning
Trad: Sea Shanty
Grainger: Shallow Brown
Trad: Scotch Strathspey & Reel
Grainger: Scotch Strathspey & Reel
June Tabor (folk singer)
Wilson Family (Shanty singers)
Kathryn Tickell Band
BBC Singers (men's voices)
John Harle (conductor).
Prom 25: Tuesday 2nd August at 10.15 Percy Grainger and Friends
Well that was fun. After the lovely Elgar in the earlier concert it was great to hear Grainger getting fuller treatment. Shallow Brown was the highlight as always.
I've merged the two threads for simplification.
I see there's yet another here on the World Music forum
OK, but the other thread seemed to be exclusively Elgar Violin Concerto. So not much comment on Grainger or Tickell.
Originally Posted by Eine Alpensinfonie
But I have to thank Kathryn Tickell for four things (at least):
1. Introduction to Northumbrian small pipes
2. Introduction to the more interesting compositions of Percy Grainger
3. Possible hypothesis that sea shanties have a basis in north country folk tunes
4. Introduction to a warm hearted entertainer, without pretentions.
I didn't hear this broadcast, but I see it is on BBC4 this evening, I'm interested because I've never really 'got' Grainger as regards to his folk music.
I heard the concert and am looking forward to seeing it on BBC 4 tonight - glad you enjoyed Kathryn Tickell's contribution Oddball - one of the delights of being a folk music enthusiast is that the great majority of musicians playing folk and acoustic music are extremely nice, unpretentious, and often highly charismatic, people.
At the Hartlepool Folk Club which I attended in my late teens, and where I learned my love of this music, sea shanties were very commonly sung - not sure if their roots are there though.
A very enjoyable concert. I didn't buy a season ticket to the Proms this year, being too busy elsewhere, but concerts like this make me regret the decision.
Originally Posted by JoeG
The BBC 4 version is as much fun as the radio version.