11 Jan 2017

The Lancashire Connection

From Summer Sonic, 12:00 pm on 11 January 2017

Indra Hughes brings a personal approach to Summer Sonic with a strong West Auckland thread, where this Lancashire lad now lives.

A superb performance of Bach’s famous Chaconne, we hear some very new music by Indra’s near neighbour, the west Auckland composer Peter Hobbs. We travel on a musical tour of Lancashire and hear about Indra’s old friend, the king of British light music, Ernest Tomlinson. There’s a little gem from Thomas Arne (the composer of Rule Brittannia) and Mozart’s most famous piano concerto movement is tucked in as well.

Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn Cathedral where Indra served as a choir boy (Photo: Michael D Beckwith / Wikimedia Commons)

Mel Torme sings I’ll be seeing you at the 1989 Newport Jazz Festival


Music Details:

ORTIZ: Passamezzo Moderno - More Hispano/Parrilla (rec & dir) (Carpe Diem CD-16279)

DYSON: At the Tabard Inn, Overture - LSO/Hickox (CHAN 9531)

BACH arr Heinrich: Chorale Prelude “Das alte jahr vergangen ist” BWV 614 – Charivari Agréable (Signum Records SIGCD 041)

RAIN/KAHAL: I’ll be seeing You – Mel Tormé (vocals), George Shearing (pno) (Concord CCD-4294)

Peter HOBBS: Gaby's Duet & Whakoko, from Moko – Peter Hobbs (electronics) (Private)

BACH: Concerto (Sinfonia), from Cantata 35 - Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini (HMA 195 1273)

PEARSALL: Lay a Garland - Graduate Choir/Maskell (Atoll ACD 105)

SPEAR: Lancashire Blues – unnamed artists (iTunes)

TOMLINSON: Comedy Overture - Bratislava RSO/Tomlinson (Marco Polo 8.223513)

TOMLINSON: Dick's Maggot - Bratislava RSO/Tomlinson (Marco Polo 8.223513) -

TOMLINSON: Sweet and Dainty - Bratislava RSO/Tomlinson (Marco Polo 8.223513)

TOMLINSON: Little Serenade - Bratislava RSO/Tomlinson (Marco Polo 8.223513)

MENDELSSOHN: Then did Elijah, from Elijah – NBR New Zealand Opera Chorus, APO/Paul Mann (RNZ)

MUSSORGSKY arr Keith John: Movts 1 & 2, from Pictures at an Exhibition - David Briggs (Blackburn Cathedral organ) (Lammas LAMM 153D)

MENDELSSOHN: O rest in the Lord, from Elijah - Kathleen Ferrier (mezzo-sop), Boyd Neel Orchestra/Boyd Neel (Decca 475 078)

WALTON: Valse, from Façade Suite No 1 - LPO/Latham-Koenig (CHAN 9148)

ARNE: The Glitt'ring Sun, from The Morning - Emma Kirkby (sop), The Parley of Instruments /Goodman (Hyperion HYP12)

EVANS: Turn out the stars - Tierney Sutton (Telarc CD-83522)

MOZART: Movt 2, Piano Concerto No 21 in C major K467 – Murray Perahia (pno & dir), English CO

BACH trans North: Ciaconna, from Violin Partita No 2 BWV 1004 - Nigel North (lute) (Linn CKD 300)

ORTIZ: Passamezzo Moderno - More Hispano/Parrilla (rec & dir) (Carpe Diem CD-16279)