M.2010.05.14 - Friday Night

BBC Radio 2 Programmes - Friday Night is Music Night, 14/05/2010

Friday Night is Music Night - 14/05/2010

Clare Teal presents Friday Night is Music Night in a concert recorded last March at the Watford Colosseum. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest baritone Rodney Clarke and guest instrumentalists the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was founded just over 40 years ago by musician John Arthy who discovered more than 1000 original arrangements for swing and dance band in an attic in Manchester. Amongst them titles like "Puttin' On The Ritz", "Minnie The Moocher", and John's favourite song "Home In Pasadena". In tonight's show they perform Happy Feet' (Jack Yellen) A Cheerful Little Earful (Harry Warren) and You're the Top (Cole Porter).
Baritone Rodney Clarke performs The Toreador's Song from Carmen by Bizet and Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific whilst the orchestra play music from Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd Webber) ; ET (John Williams and La Gazza Ladra by Rossini.


  1.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    ET Flying      (Williams)
  2.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Shooting Star      (Torch)
  3.   Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    A Cheerful Little Earful      (Warren)
  4.   Rodney Clarke
    Toreador’s Song      (Bizet) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  5.   Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Without That Certain Thing     (Nesbitt)
  6.   Rodney Clarke
    Lonely Town      (Bernstein) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  7.   Alastair Young
    Magnetic Rag      (Joplin) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  8.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Jesus Christ Superstar      (Lloyd Webber)

  9.   BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Cb Rumon Gamba
    — Overture: Spirit Of London      (Gordon Langford)
  10.   Grimethorpe Colliery Band
    — Rhapsody Espana      (Emmanuel Chabrier)
  11.   The King's Singers
    — Alice In Wonderland      (Clare/Milligan)
  12.   Evelyn Glennie/NPO Cb Barry Wordsworth
    Polkas By The Beautiful Blue Danube      (Strauss II)
  13.   BBC Concert Orchestra Cb Stanley Black
    — On Golden Pond      (Grusin)
  14.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    — The Hippodrome Waltz      (Gordon Langford)

  15.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Overture – Masques et Bergamasques      (Faure)
  16.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Where The Blue Of the Night      (Ahlert)
  17.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Overture - Merrymakers      (Coates)
  18.   Rodney Clarke
    Deh! vieni alla finestra      (Mozart) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  19.   Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Happy Feet      (Yellen)
  20.   Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    You’re The Top      (Porter)
  21.   Alastair Young
    The Darkened Valley      (Ireland) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  22.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    Wiener Blut      (Strauss II)
  23.   Rodney Clarke
    Some Enchanted Evening      (Rodgers) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)
  24.   The BBC Concert Orchestra
    La Gazza Ladra      (Rossini)
  25.   The Robert Cray Band
    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
  26.   Hits Of.....87+88 Volume 12 (Various)


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