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Saturday 29 October

12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

The Boswell Sisters

You may not have heard of the Boswell Sisters, but in the early 1930's jazz world, they were big names. The sisters were three hard-working vocalists who recorded a couple of hundred singles in around 6 years, appeared on radio, in vaudeville and in quite a few movies. After that period of success, at the end of 1935, they simply moved on with their lives. Steve Danby looks back at their careers.

12:55 approx - Disc 1

GOODWIN: Theme from 633 Squadron; Drake 400 Suite; Puppet Serenade; New Zealand Suite; Arabian Celebration; Venus Waltz; Prisoners of War March; Minuet in Blue; Theme from The Trap; Girl with a Dream; Theme from Lancelot & Guinevere - New Zealand SO/Ron Goodwin (Marco Polo 8.223518)

2:05 approx - Disc 2

STRIGGIO: Ecce beatam lucem; Missa Ecco sì beato giorno; GALILEI: Contrapunto Secondo; STRIGGIO: Fuggi, spene mia; O giovenil ardire; Altr'io che queste spighe; D'ogni gratia et d'amor; O de la belle Etruria invitto Duce; Caro dolce ben mio; Miser'oimè; Spem in alium (Sarum plainchant); TALLIS: Spem in alium - I Fagiolini/Robert Hollingworth (Decca 478 2734)

3:15 approx - Disc 3

DECRÜCK: Sonata in C#; DELVINCOURT: Croquembouches; SANCAN: Lamento et Rondo; Maurice: Tableaux de Provence; Köchlin: Etudes for saxophone and piano Op 188; DESENCLOS: Prélude, Cadence et Finale - Claude Delangle (sax), Odile Delangle (pno) (BIS CD 1130)

4:30 approx - Disc 4

RAWSTHORNE: Bagatelles; REYNOLDS: Two Poems in Homage to Delius; HOUGH: Valse Enigmatique Nos 1 & 2; ELGAR: In Smyrna; REYNOLDS: Two Poems in Homage to Fauré; BANTOCK arr Hough: Song to the Seals; BOWEN: Reverie d'amour Op 20/2; Serious Dance Op 51/2; The way to Polden (an ambling tune) Op 76; BRIDGE: The Dew Fairy; Heart's Ease; LEIGHTON: Six Studies (Study-Variations) Op 56 - Stephen Hough (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67267)

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