Gaudy 2021: Desert Island Discs

June 24 2021, by Teddies Music

As part of this year’s Gaudy celebrations, Carolina Ramirez and Leo Wilson (both U6) interview the departing Warden, Stephen Jones, and the Warden-elect, Alastair Chirnside, in two podcasts inspired by BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. With the help of 8 carefully selected tracks, they discuss career highlights and future ambitions, and outline the appeal of living and working at Teddies. The podcasts, recorded in the Fenton Recording Studio in May 2021, will be uploaded here as part this year’s Gaudy celebrations in the last week of term.

Stephen Jones, Warden – released Friday 25th June

Episode 1: Stephen Jones, Warden In Conversation with..

U6 students Carolina Ramirez and Leo Wilson interview the current Warden, Stephen Jones
  1. The Ash Grove (from Early One Morning) – Traditional, performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford [Spotify]
  2. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen [Spotify]
  3. Dreaming – Blondie [Spotify]
  4. Ar Hyd y Nos – Traditional, performed by Bryn Terfel and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera [Spotify]
  5. Spem in Alium – Thomas Tallis, performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford [Spotify]
  6. The Window of Appearances from Akhnaten – Philip Glass, performed by Stuttgart State Opera [Spotify]
  7. Allegro non troppo from Violin Concerto in D major – Brahms, performed by Itzhak Perlman and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra [Spotify]
  8. Africa – Toto and Postmodern Jukebox [Spotify]

Luxury Item: Telescope

Alastair Chirnside, Warden-elect – released Friday 2nd July

Episode 2: Alastair Chirnside, Warden-Elect In Conversation with..

U6 students Carolina Ramirez and Leo Wilson interview the new Warden, Alastair Chirnside
  1. Super Trouper – ABBA [Spotify]
  2. When I was a Lad from HMS Pinafore – Gilbert & Sullivan, performed by Sir Malcolm Sargent, George Baker, Glyndebourne Opera and the Pro Arte Orchestra [Spotify]
  3. Allegro from Clarinet Concerto in A major – Mozart, performed by Herbert von Karajan, Bernard Walton and the Philharmonia Orchestra [Spotify]
  4. Prelude from Suite no. 1 – J S Bach, performed by Yo-Yo Ma [Spotify]
  5. In the morning – Nina Simone [Spotify]
  6. Finale from Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor – Bruch, performed by Itzhak Perlman, Bernard Haitink and the Councertgebouworkest [Spotify]
  7. Sloop John B – Beach Boys [Spotify]
  8. Glory days – Bruce Springsteen [Spotify]

Luxury Item: Piano