|01||Weep Great Tears From Your Eyes||20000803||The composer Desprez wrote his `Deploration' in 1497 and dedicated it to Johannes Ockeghem, a composer whose work he had loved dearly.|
Musician and composer Harvey Brough introduces the music and explores the feelings and the story behind it.
|02||Ode To Purcell||20000810||Despite his huge musical output, Henry Purcell was to die in his mid-30s.|
As a memorial to his friend and collaborator, John Blow composed his `Ode on the Death of Purcell' in the late 17th century.
The partnership is discussed by Robert King of the King's Consort.
|03||Hymnus Paradisi||20000817||The story of composer Herbert Howells's tribute to his son who died when he was nine.|
`Hymnus Paradisi', written over several painful years, is one of his finest and most complex compositions.
His daughter, the actress Ursula Howells, remembers this period in her father's life.
|04 LAST||Requiem In Blue.||20000824||Musician and composer Harvey Brough's brother, Lester, was killed in a motorcycle accident when Harvey was 17.|
For several years, Harvey worked on a composition dedicated to his brother, which fused jazz, classical, folk, medieval and blues forms.