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BBC Proms Chamber Music

In 2020, BBC Radio 3 is bringing together musical greats from the past and the present in one extraordinary Proms season. Radio 3 is broadcasting the best of four decades of unmissable Proms concerts. Today's concert, introduced by Petroc Trelawny, comes from 2016, when vocal ensemble Stile Antico and viol consort Fretwork combined to celebrate the 400th anniversary year of the death of England's great bard, William Shakespeare. Their programme contrasts music by Shakespeare's contemporaries with new settings from Nico Muhly and Composer in Association with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Huw Watkins. In the words of Shakespeare himself, `How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music creep in our ears." Morley: It was a lover and his lass. Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant. Elizabeth Byrd: Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle. Byrd: Fantasia a 5, Two parts in one in the fourth above. Tomkins: Be strong and of a good courage. Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth. Byrd: Browning a 5, The leaves be green. Johnson: Full fathom five. Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep. Gibbons: In nomine No 1. Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night. Fretwork Stile Antico (From the BBC Proms, 15 August 2016).

Genre: Music

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is BBC Proms Chamber Music next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 Tomorrow, 1:00pm and on BBC Radio 3 August 23rd, 1:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Petroc Trelawny
Louise Fryer