Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Sunday 17 December 2017

Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces Summer Proms Live from UCH Limerick this Saturday

The mighty Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces, under the baton of Captain Brian Prendergast, return to University Concert Hall for the now annual Summer Proms, performing delightful operatic arias, musical numbers and rousing military band tunes. Limerick’s Mairéad Buicke (soprano) will join them for what will be a hugely enjoyable evening of music this Saturday 16th June at 5pm.

This year’s Proms will be extra special as it will be broadcast live on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, marking the launch of the CD celebrating Irish wind band music on the RTÉ lyric fm label.

The concert will open with the rousing Olympic Fanfare and Theme written for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, by celebrated film composer John Williams. Other delightful tunes to be performed on the night include Percy French’s Gortnamona, a medley from the 1930’s musical Me and My Girl, the well-known 19th century Irish ballad The Boys of Wexford, a Cole Porter spectacular and one of the most popular arias from Czech composer Dvorak, Song To The Moon – among many others!

Join Evelyn Grant live on Weekend Drive this Saturday from 5pm! 

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

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Music Played on the Show

16:01

Title: Fanfare On Adeste Fidelis (Arr. Wind Ensemble)

Composer: Colonna, Jim

Performer(s): Iup Symphonic Band

Album: Band Music of Distinction / Daehn Publications / Daehn

Duration: 1:31

16:03

Title: Adeste Fideles (Rec. 1915)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): John Mccormack (Tenor), Harry Mcdonagh & Lambert Murphy (Tenors); Reinhold Werrenrath (Baritone); William Hooley (Bass)

Album: The Spirit of Christmas Past / Prima Voce / NI7861

Duration: 4:05

16:09

Title: White Christmas

Composer: Berlin, Irving

Performer(s): London Cello Orchestra

Album: A Cello Christmas / Cala Records / CACDS 4115

Duration: 3:41

16:13

Title: Maria

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Comden, Betty/Green, Adolph

Performer(s): Vittorio Grigolo

Album: Vittorio / Decca / NT UCJ 08

Duration: 2:54

16:17

Title: Oblivion

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd-Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)

Album: Unexpected Songs / Julian Lloyd Webber / EMI / 094635948820

Duration: 3:46

16:22

Title: The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Arr. For Brass)

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Canadian Brass

Album: The Christmas Album / Philips / 426835-2

Duration: 7:20

16:34

Title: Galliard Battaglia

Composer: Scheidt, Samuel

Performer(s): Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Album: Brass Splendour / Decca / 411955-2

Duration: 1:54

16:37

Title: Facinating Rhythm

Composer: Gershwin George

Performer(s): Renee Fleming, Staatskapella Dresden

Album: Tonight / Deutsche Grammophon / 4792483

Duration: 3:16

16:42

Title: Celtic Prayers

Composer: O'Carroll, Fergus

Performer(s): Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Album: Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra / WASBE 2017 - MARK Records / 52944-MCD

Duration: 6:37

16:52

Title: O Helga Natt O Holy Night

Composer: Adam

Performer(s): Jussi Bjorling

Album: O Helga Natt / Bluebell / ABCD3001

Duration: 5:02

17:00

Title: A Child Is Born

Composer: Jones, Thad

Performer(s): Oscar Peterson (Piano)

Album: A Classic FM Christmas 2008 - Disk 2 / UCJ / 5312722

Duration: 2:37

17:02

Title: Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging, Carol (Blest Mary Wanders Through The Thorn)

Composer: Trad German

Performer(s): King's Singers

Album: Christmas / London Records 90 Limited / SIGCD 502

Duration: 3:40

17:07

Title: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Composer: Pola / Wyle

Performer(s): Matthew Ford (Vocals), Foden's Band

Album: Memories of Christmas / 2017 Foden's Band / WOS 125

Duration: 2:22

17:11

Title: Finnegan's Wake

Composer: Potter, Archie

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classical Ireland - A collection of Classical Music by Irish Composers, Artists & Orchestras / Cosmic Sounds / COSCD100

Duration: 2:41

17:15

Title: Veni Veni Emmanuel

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra

Album: Winter Magic / Decca / 4782389

Duration: 3:55

17:21

Title: String Quartet No.13 In Bb Major V. Cavatina. Adagio Molto Espressivo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Clive Greensmith (Cello)

Album: Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete String Quartets (8-CD) / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 807641.48

Duration: 6:16

17:32

Title: Deck The Halls

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

Album: A Classic Christmas The Ultimate Collection of Christmas Classics and Carols / EMI Records Ltd / 724355725622

Duration: 1:15

17:34

Title: The Coventry Carol

Composer: Trad. arr Stainer

Performer(s): Isobel Baillie (Soprano); Gladys Ripley (Contralto); John Mchugh (Tenor); Harold Williams (Bass)

Album: The Spirit of Christmas Past / Prima Voce / NI7861

Duration: 3:13

17:46

Title: Fantasia On Christmas Carols For Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), City Of London Sinfonia

Album: Christmas Day In The Morning / Collegium / Colcd121

Duration: 11:31

17:58

Title: Suite Of Carols For Brass Choir - March Of The Kings

Composer: Anderson, Leroy

Performer(s): Leroy Anderson And His Orchestra

Album: A Leroy Anderson Christmas / DECCA / 9863813

Duration: 1:41

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