The Seas And The Seasons

A week of music on nautical themes and on the changing seasons.

Presented by Sarah Walker.



A week of music on nautical themes and on the changing seasons.

Presented by Sarah Walker.Featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

J Strauss II: Frülingsstimmen (Voices of Spring)

Amelia Ferrugia (soprano)

Alexander Briger (conductor)

Judith Bingham: Salt in the Blood

BBC Symphony Chorus

Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

Stephen Jackson (conductor)

Lars-Erik Larsson: Concert Overture No 2, Op 13

John Storgards (conductor)

Judith Bingham: First Light

Uuno Klami: Aurora Borealis

Gosta Nystroem: Sinfonia del Mare

Ailish Tynan (soprano)


Featuring the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Benedict Mason: Lighthouses of England and Wales

Jac Van Steen (conductor)

Stanford: Songs of the Sea, Op 91

Gerald Finley (baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales (men's voices)

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Grace Williams: Sea Sketches

Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Op 63, in E flat


Featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Yasuo Shinozaki (conductor)

Debussy, orch Busser: Printemps - symphonic orchestral suite

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Berlioz: Les Nuits dété, Op 7

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (mezzo-soprano)

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

Piers Hellawell: Dogs and Wolves (R3 Commission, First performance)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Schumann: Symphony No 1, Op 38, in B flat - Spring

Henrik Schaefer (conductor).


Featuring the BBC Philharmonic.

Delius: Sea Drift

James Rutherford (baritone)

Leeds Festival Chorus

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor)


Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne (selection)

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Delius: A Walk to the Paradise Garden

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade - symphonic suite, Op 35

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

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Featuring the Ulster Orchestra and BBC Singers.

Kodály: Summer Evening

Ulster Orchestra

Takuo Yuasa (conductor)

Judith Bingham: My heart strangely warmed

Andrew Watts (counter-tenor)

Giles Underwood (bass)

BBC Singers

Onyx Brass

Daniel Cook (organ)

Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)

Mick Foster: Hamlet Stories

Paul Patterson: The Fifth Continent

Dvorak: Symphony No 4, Op 13, in Dm

Christian Gansch (conductor).