Music For A Wizard Whizz

Russell Davies presents a concert dedicated to the memory of writer, broadcaster, musician and biographer of Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter, who died in 2005.

The concert was given in Cadogan Hall, London, earlier this year, and features music that has a special connection with Carpenter, including an excerpt from the children's musical based on his popular Mr Majeika books, and some of his own arrangements made for his dance band, Vile Bodies.

Francis Chagrin, arr Philip Lane: The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold: Cornish Dances

Humphrey Carpenter and Anthony Royse: Mr Majeika the musical (excerpt)

Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto

Music of Vile Bodies

Duke Ellington: The Mooch

Sherwin and Strachey: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Irving Berlin: Putting on the Ritz

Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat

Britten: Night Mail 'End Sequence' - narrator Russell Davies

Charles Williams: Rhythm on Rails

Vivian Ellis, arr.

Cecil Milner: Coronation Scot

New London Children's Choir

Graham Sibley (tuba)

Pooky Quesnel (singer)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Ronald Corp (conductor).

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20061001

Russell Davies presents a concert dedicated to the memory of writer, broadcaster, musician and biographer of Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter, who died in 2005.

The concert was given in Cadogan Hall, London, earlier this year, and features music that has a special connection with Carpenter, including an excerpt from the children's musical based on his popular Mr Majeika books, and some of his own arrangements made for his dance band, Vile Bodies.

Francis Chagrin, arr Philip Lane: The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold: Cornish Dances

Humphrey Carpenter and Anthony Royse: Mr Majeika the musical (excerpt)

Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto

Music of Vile Bodies

Duke Ellington: The Mooch

Sherwin and Strachey: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Irving Berlin: Putting on the Ritz

Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat

Britten: Night Mail 'End Sequence' - narrator Russell Davies

Charles Williams: Rhythm on Rails

Vivian Ellis, arr.

Cecil Milner: Coronation Scot

New London Children's Choir

Graham Sibley (tuba)

Pooky Quesnel (singer)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Ronald Corp (conductor).

20061001

Russell Davies presents a concert dedicated to the memory of writer, broadcaster, musician and biographer of Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter, who died in 2005.

The concert was given in Cadogan Hall, London, earlier this year, and features music that has a special connection with Carpenter, including an excerpt from the children's musical based on his popular Mr Majeika books, and some of his own arrangements made for his dance band, Vile Bodies.

Francis Chagrin, arr Philip Lane: The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold: Cornish Dances

Humphrey Carpenter and Anthony Royse: Mr Majeika the musical (excerpt)

Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto

Music of Vile Bodies

Duke Ellington: The Mooch

Sherwin and Strachey: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Irving Berlin: Putting on the Ritz

Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat

Britten: Night Mail 'End Sequence' - narrator Russell Davies

Charles Williams: Rhythm on Rails

Vivian Ellis, arr.

Cecil Milner: Coronation Scot

New London Children's Choir

Graham Sibley (tuba)

Pooky Quesnel (singer)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Ronald Corp (conductor).Russell Davies presents a concert dedicated to the memory of writer, broadcaster, musician and biographer of Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter, who died in 2005.

Vivian Ellis, arr. Cecil Milner: Coronation Scot

Ronald Corp (conductor)