Friday Night is Music Night: Independence Day > Concert Cast


Recording Details

Date
March 28, 2014
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Radio Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
England / London
Theatre/Venue
Hackney Empire
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 2
Music
Leonard Bernstein (468), John Kander (277), Frank Loesser (380), Jimmy McHugh (228), Alan Menken (183), Richard Rodgers (1262), Jule Styne (519)
Lyrics
Howard Ashman (86), Fred Ebb (246), Dorothy Fields (369), Oscar Hammerstein II (885), Frank Loesser (380), Bob Merrill (151), Stephen Sondheim (663)
Conductor
Keith Lockhart (7)
Performer
Michael Brandon (4) — host, Rosalie Craig (10), Michael Xavier (15)
Musician
BBC Concert Orchestra (93), Smitty's Big Four
Notes
A special Independence Day edition originally broadcast on July 4th, as the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart presents a musical tribute to America. The concert will feature some iconic musical Americana - George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the wide open plains of Jerome Moss's The Big Country, the stars and stripes of a Sousa march, the Moonlight Serenade of Glenn Miller and the hot jazz quartet of a New York deli ... From Broadway to Baseball, New York to San Francisco, the Wild West to the west coast ... Friday Night celebrates the 4th of July. With star guest singers, including the Olivier nominated actress Rosalie Craig, West End star Michael Xavier, the fabulous jazz quartet Smitty's Big Four and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra ...
Shortcode
[r29031]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Label
BBC Radio 2
Released
2014-07-04
Country
UK
Length
1:56:00
Lists
3 collectors / 4 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl46529]
1. High Adventure (intro)
2. The Big Country
3. Theme from "New York, New York" -- Rosalie Craig
4. I Left My Heart In San Francisco -- Michael Xavier
5. Exactly Like You -- Smitty's Big Four
6. Copland: Hoe Down
7. Somewhere That's Green -- Rosalie Craig
8. It's Nice to Go Travelling' -- Michael Xavier
9. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
10. Disney Overture
11. Luck Be a Lady -- Michael Xavier
song from Guys and Dolls
12. American Patrol
13. That's A Plenty -- Smitty's Big Four
14. Take Me Out To The Ball Game -- Rosalie Craig, Michael Xavier
15. Carousel Waltz
song from Carousel
16. Don't Rain on My Parade -- Rosalie Craig
song from Funny Girl
17. Somewhere -- Rosalie Craig, Michael Xavier
song from West Side Story
18. Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

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