Armitage And Moore's Guide To Song

A three-part guide to popular recorded songs, presented by the poet Simon Armitage and the musicologist Allan Moore.

Each week the pair analyse and unpick some of our favourite popular songs to find out what makes them tick and how they combine words and music to get their effects.

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0101Barb Jungr2003062420031027
20110115 (BBC7)
20110116 (BBC7)
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A three-part guide to popular recorded songs, presented by the poet Simon Armitage and the musicologist Allan Moore.

Each week the pair analyse and unpick some of our favourite popular songs to find out what makes them tick and how they combine words and music to get their effects.In the first programme they consider the 'Who?' of songs - their narrators, characters and personas, from David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust to Natalie Merchant's Henry Darger.

And the singer Barb Jungr performs and discusses her version of Bob Dylan's I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.

An analysis of popular songs, with poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore.

Narrators and characters kick off an analysis of popular songs - unpicked by poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore.

0102June Tabor2003070120031103
20110122 (BBC7)
20110123 (BBC7)
20120121 (BBC7)
20120708 (BBC7)

Simon Armitage and Allan Moore explore how musical arrangement and vocal expression combine to create an overall effect.

The songs range from a Frank Sinatra standard to an unusual modern classic by Bjork and their guest in the studio is the singer June Tabor.

How music arrangement and vocal expression create meaning and atmosphere.

With analysis from Simon Armitage and Allan Moore.

How music arrangement and vocal expression create meaning and atmosphere. With analysis from Simon Armitage and Allan Moore.

0103 LASTTom Mcrae2003070820031110
20110129 (BBC7)
20110130 (BBC7)
20120128 (BBC7)
20120715 (BBC7)

Poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore analyse popular songs.

Their studio guest is singer/songwriter Tom McRae.

What songs mean and their significance, plus use of techniques.

With analysis from Simon Armitage, Allan Moore and Tom McRae.

What songs mean and their significance, plus use of techniques. With analysis from Simon Armitage, Allan Moore and Tom McRae.

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