Snooze Button #2840 16 Apr 2021 - Gilmour Edition

Here is Snooze Button’s tribute to Canadian broadcaster Clyde Gilmour. Gilmour was the host of “Gilmour’s Albums” from 1956-1997 (the year he died) on CBC Radio. As a kid growing up in Lillooet, we only had about 12 or so LPs of classical music, so “Gilmour’s Albums” played an important role in my musical education during my teen years.

This episode of Snooze Button starts with Gilmour’s opening theme music - “Akinla” from the African Suite by Fela Sowande. On then to Brazilian soprano Bidu Sayao’s rendition of the Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Next up is Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester singing three Metis Folksongs set by Malcolm Forsyth. Then we have American violinist Michael Rabin with Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The episode ends with Gilmour’s closing theme music - Faure’s Pavane arranged for (wordless) soprano, flute and guitar. All of this music and the performers were featured on “Gilmour’s Albums”. You even get a few words from Gilmour himself on this episode.