William Boyce (1711-1779) And Thomas Arne (1710-1778)

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
Comments
01*20060123Donald Macleod looks at the music and lives of two English composers who were household names in their day.|Arne: Which Is the Properest Day to Drink|The Deller Consort|Arne: Songs from Comus - Fames an Echo and Not on Beds of Adding Flow'rs|Julianne Baird (soprano)|Colin Tilney (harpsichord)|Alison Mackay (viola da gamba)|Arne: Sonata No 3 in G for the harpsichord|Trevor Pinnock|Boyce: Trio Sonata No 8 in E flat|Collegium musicum 90|Simon Standage, Micaela Comberti (violin)|Jane Coe (cello)|Nicholas Parle (harpsichord)|Arne: Frolic and Free|Richard Morton (tenor)|The Parley of Instruments|Boyce: Coronation Anthems|The Choir of New College Oxford|The Academy of Ancient Music|Edward Higginbottom (director).
02*20060124Thomas Arne and William Boyce were both Londoners and both musicians, but there the similarity ends. Donald Macleod discovers the two men could hardly have been more different in terms of background and character.|Arne: Where the Bee Sucks; Under the Greenwood Tree; Come Away Death.|John Mark Ainsley (tenor)|Members of the King's Consort Orchestra|Robert King (director)|Arne: Rise Glory Rise from Rosamond|Emma Kirkby|The Academy of Ancient Music|Christopher Hogwood (director)|Arne: Ataxerxes|Arbaces....Patricia Spence|Mandane....Catherine Bott|The Parley of Instruments|Roy Goodman (conductor)|Boyce: Ode for St Cecilia's Day|Patrick Burrowes (boy soprano)|William Purefoy, Joseph Ward (alto)|Richard Edgar Wilson, James Baileys (tenor)|Michael George, John Hill (bass)|Choir of New College Oxford and the Hanover Band|Graham Lea Cox (conductor).|William Boyce (1711-1779) and Thomas Arne (1710-1778)|2/5. Thomas Arne and William Boyce were both Londoners and both musicians, but there the similarity ends. Donald Macleod discovers the two men could hardly have been more different in terms of background and character.
03*20060125Donald Macleod finds our two composers set in a musical duel.|Boyce: The Dirge from Romeo and Juliet|Julia Gooding, Philippa Hyde (soprano)|Joseph Cornwell, Christopher Lemmings (tenor)|Timothy Kenworth (counter tenor)|Andrew Dale-Forbes, Michael Bundy (bass)|Peter Holman (director)|Arne: Sally and the Sailor|Hazel Holt (soprano)|Jean Temperley (mezzo)|Paul Taylor, Philip Langridge (tenor)|Boyce: Solomon Part 3|Bronwen Mills (soprano)|Howard Crook (tenor)|Choir and Orchestra of The Parley of Instruments|Arne: Overture No 8|The Academy of Ancient Music|Christopher Hogwood (director).
04* *20060126Donald Macleod discovers why our two English composers received their doctorates; and we hear a recording of three choruses from the rarely heard oratorio, Judith, by Dr Arne.|Boyce: Here All Thy Active Fires Diffuse overture|New Philharmonia Orchestra|Raymond Leppard (conductor)|Arne: Choruses from the oratorio - Judith|BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales|Edward Gardner (conductor)|Boyce: Symphony No 8|Academy of Ancient Music|Christopher Hogwood (conductor)|Arne: Organ Concerto No 6 in B flat|Jean Guillou (organ)|Berlin Brandenburg Orchestra|René Klopfenstein (conductor).
05 LAST20060127William Boyce is probably remembered most for Cathedral Music, a three-volume compendium of British liturgical music. Thomas Arne is definitely remembered most for Rule Britannia. Donald Macleod tells us about both of these works.|Boyce: John Cooper|The Deller Consort|Boyce: Oh Where Shall Wisdom Be Found|The Choir of New College Oxford|Edward Higginbottom (director)|Gary Cooper (organist)|Boyce: Symphony No 4 in F|Academy of St Martin in the Fields|Neville Marriner (conductor)|Arne: The Masque of Alfred, Acts 1 and 3|Jennifer Smith, Christine Brandes (soprano)|Jamie MacDougall (tenor)|David Daniels (counter tenor)