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Composer: Wood, Sir Henry (1869-1944)

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Year of birth1869
Year of death1944
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

Juan Diego Flórez and Peruvian friend © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The 2016 Proms come to a riotous close at the Royal Albert Hall.
***11
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Alsop and Kaufmann lead the Last Night revelries

Jonas Kaufmann and Marin Alsop © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Flags, balloons and musical revelry bring the BBC Proms season to a close. 

CBeebies Prom: Child-friendly fun in the "circle"

Bernard Cribbins at the CBeebies Prom © Chris Christodoulou
A kids’ TV format transferred to a Proms concert offered plenty of entertainment for the target audience, but precious little music.
***11
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Prom 76: A very special Last Night

Members of Team GB and ParalympicsGB appear at the Last Night of the Proms  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
The Last Night of the Proms isn’t really a concert at all; it’s two very different concerts put on one after the other. The first is something like what we’re used to from a Prom, with big-name soloists performing alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus in world premières and classic works from the repertoire.