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Composer of the Week: Alexander Mackenzie

Episode 5 Composer of the Week: Mackenzie: Touring Canada

Episode 5 Composer of the Week: Mackenzie: Touring Canada

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In 1903, Mackenzie accepted an invitation to tour Canada, introducing British repertoire to new audiences. He travelled the country working with 14 choirs and orchestras. During these travels Mackenzie became interested in Canadian folksong, which became the inspiration behind an orchestral work, his Canadian Rhapsody. Presented by Donald Macleod. Mackenzie: The Sound of the Drum. Kathryn Rudge (mezzo), James Baillieu (piano). Canadian Rhapsody, Op 67. BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Andrews. My Soul Would Drink Those Echoes (Four Partsongs, Op 71 No 1), BBC Singers, conductor Martin Fitzpatrick. Revery; Ariel (Varying Moods, Op 88). Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano). Some Hae Meat and Canna Eat; O Thou in Whom We Live and Move (Two Graces, Op 92), BBC Singers, conductor Martin Fitzpatrick. Overture: The Cricket on the Hearth, Op 62. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins.

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Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Luke Whitlock

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