The Blue Peter Guide To The Orchestra

Episodes

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01The Conductor And The Big Tune19991220

Including 6.00 News Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' joins the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the first of nine programmes which build up to a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 1: In this first programme, she listens to the orchestra playing some great tunes, meets the players and conductors - including a special guest conductor - and plays a short straw a wind player made earlier.

01The Conductor And The Big Tune19991220

Including 6.00 News Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' joins the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the first of nine programmes which build up to a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 1: In this first programme, she listens to the orchestra playing some great tunes, meets the players and conductors - including a special guest conductor - and plays a short straw a wind player made earlier.

02Daphnis And Chloe19991221

Including 6.00 News 2: Konnie Huq meets the wind players of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and finds out about music that really shows off each instrument, including Ravel's `Daphnis and Chloe' and Dvorak's `New World' Symphony. Simon Thomas begins his Instrument Fact File, and Konnie starts her daily look at how Benjamin Britten wrote for each orchestral section in his `Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

02Daphnis And Chloe19991221

Including 6.00 News 2: Konnie Huq meets the wind players of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and finds out about music that really shows off each instrument, including Ravel's `Daphnis and Chloe' and Dvorak's `New World' Symphony. Simon Thomas begins his Instrument Fact File, and Konnie starts her daily look at how Benjamin Britten wrote for each orchestral section in his `Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

03Instrument Fact File19991222

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 3: Today, she explores the string section of the BBC Philharmonic. Including Simon Thomas's `Instrument Fact File' and a look at what Britten wrote for strings in his `Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra'.

03Instrument Fact File19991222

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 3: Today, she explores the string section of the BBC Philharmonic. Including Simon Thomas's `Instrument Fact File' and a look at what Britten wrote for strings in his `Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra'.

04Star Wars March19991223

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 4: Today, Konnie Huq meets brass players from the orchestra and finds out which pieces really show off their instruments. Examples include John Williams's `Star Wars March' and Kodaly's Suite `Hary Janos'. Plus Simon Thomas's `Instrument Fact File' and a look at what Britten wrote for the brass in his `Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

05Mambo19991224

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 5: Today, Konnie Huq meets BBC PO's percussionist Paul Patrick and listens to music which shows off percussion, including Bernstein's `Mambo' and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15. Plus a quick lesson on how to get a rhythm going and a look at how Britten wrote for percussion in his `Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

05Mambo19991224

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 5: Today, Konnie Huq meets BBC PO's percussionist Paul Patrick and listens to music which shows off percussion, including Bernstein's `Mambo' and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15. Plus a quick lesson on how to get a rhythm going and a look at how Britten wrote for percussion in his `Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

06The Planets19991227

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 6: Today, Konnie Huq looks at some of things orchestras can do, from making pictures in your head to creating different moods. Music includes Holst's `The Planets' and Michael Torke's `Ecstatic Orange'. And two celebrity guests join Konnie - vet Trude Mostue chooses one of her favourite pieces of music, and Otis the Aardvark makes his debut as the cuckoo in Leopold Mozart's Toy Symphony.

06The Planets19991227

Including 6.00 News Nine programmes in which Konnie Huq from BBC1's `Blue Peter' and the BBC Philharmonic explore the orchestra, culminating in a performance of Britten's `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. 6: Today, Konnie Huq looks at some of things orchestras can do, from making pictures in your head to creating different moods. Music includes Holst's `The Planets' and Michael Torke's `Ecstatic Orange'. And two celebrity guests join Konnie - vet Trude Mostue chooses one of her favourite pieces of music, and Otis the Aardvark makes his debut as the cuckoo in Leopold Mozart's Toy Symphony.

07The Orchestra Invites19991228

Including 6.00 News 7: Konnie Huq and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra explore the concerto. Pianist Paul Janes plays Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and some members of the orchestra step out to star in concertos by Hummel and Elgar. And Radio 1's Mark and Lard decide to give the orchestra a helping hand.

07The Orchestra Invites19991228

Including 6.00 News 7: Konnie Huq and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra explore the concerto. Pianist Paul Janes plays Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and some members of the orchestra step out to star in concertos by Hummel and Elgar. And Radio 1's Mark and Lard decide to give the orchestra a helping hand.

08What A Composer Can Do With An Orchestra19991229

If you've got a tune in your head, what can you do with it to make a longer piece of music? Konnie Huq finds out from composer Bill Connor, who explains how he took the Blue Peter signature tune and wrote some `Blue Peter Variants' for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Bill also describes how Benjamin Britten used a tune by an earlier composer as the basis for `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra', which is subtitled `Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell'.

08What A Composer Can Do With An Orchestra19991229

If you've got a tune in your head, what can you do with it to make a longer piece of music? Konnie Huq finds out from composer Bill Connor, who explains how he took the Blue Peter signature tune and wrote some `Blue Peter Variants' for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Bill also describes how Benjamin Britten used a tune by an earlier composer as the basis for `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra', which is subtitled `Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell'.

09 LASTThe Young Person19991230

Konnie Huq's series, in which she explores the orchestra with the BBC Philharmonic, culminates in a complete performance of Benjamin Britten's `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.

09 LASTThe Young Person19991230

Konnie Huq's series, in which she explores the orchestra with the BBC Philharmonic, culminates in a complete performance of Benjamin Britten's `The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'.