Afternoon on 3's autumn focus on music composed in the United States of America gets underway with a bang - and with the Ulster Orchestra, whose recent summer season in Belfast made a special feature of American music. As part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season, they also celebrate music composed for that quintessentially American film genre, the Western - culminating on Friday with a film music spectacular, live from the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Elmer Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven
Ulster Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
Copland: John Henry
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite for 13 instruments)
Ulster Orchestra; Michael Francis, conductor
William Grant Still: Kaintuck
Ben Dawson, piano; Ulster Orchestra; Michael Seal, conductor
Rodgers: Oklahoma Overture
Bacharach: "Raindrops keep falling on my head"
from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Norman Dello Joio: The triumph of St Joan
Ulster Orchestra; Michael Seal, conductor
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ruby Hughes, soprano; Kitty Whately, mezzo-soprano;
The Midsummer Consort; Ulster Orchestra; Michal Dworzynski, conductor.